Understanding Themes: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Key takeaways
An understanding of some of the key themes presented in the play.
An exploration of character to deepen students understanding of Shakespeare’s language.
An overview of the comic plot devices that Shakespeare uses.
Imogen WoolrichHost: Imogen is an English and Drama teacher who trained at the Institute of Education in London. She has been teaching for 10 years and currently runs the Education department of a theatre in the North West of England. Imogen has got lots of experience exploring plays and novels in exciting and engaging ways.

In this class students will explore the play of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Bard, William Shakespeare.   We will delve into the depths of its most memorable comic characters, to understand why writers use comedy and to what effect.  We will go on a journey to understand Shakespeare’s language, and why and how he uses such full descriptive and sometimes unusual vocabulary, as well as looking at some of the major and minor themes throughout the play. 

The skills students learn in this class can then be applied to other texts across their English studies and give them confidence in answering exam questions.

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all English students in Years 9 and above or S3 and above to really push themselves and work on their comprehension of this Shakespeare classic.  

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

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