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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding Shakespeare for 10th grade
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- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
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- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Shakespeare unit of a standard 10th grade English course. Topics covered include:
- Shakespeare's life and works
- Romeo and Juliet
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Julius Caesar
- Twelfth Night
1. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works
This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.
2. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers
Great tragedies resonate throughout time. In this lesson, we'll go over the role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We'll explore the story of his star-crossed lovers and explain some of his most famous quotes.
3. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters
In this lesson, you'll learn about how love goes awry when magic interferes with the crazy exploits of a group of young Athenians, some fairies and some amateur actors in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
4. Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play vs. History
In this lesson, we'll examine Shakespeare's take on the life of Julius Caesar, which spawned such famous quotes as 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!' and 'Et tu, Brute!' We'll also take a look at Brutus and Cassius, the conspirators who plotted Caesar's demise, as well as Mark Antony and Octavius, who remained loyal.
5. Twelfth Night: Themes, Quotes and Cross-Dressing Characters
In this lesson, we'll outline the interplay between love and deception in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. We'll go over plot, characters, and figure out what Shakespeare's cross-dressing heroine Viola means in the context of love.
6. 'Et Tu, Brute?' - Definition & Meaning
Julius Caesar was a Roman leader whose legend became popular, especially after writers such as William Shakespeare crafted stories about him. Caesar was killed by a group of conspirators who feared his level of power. Learn more about Caesar's betrayal and death, as well as Shakespeare's play, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. Earl of Kent in Shakespeare's King Lear: Traits & Analysis
The Earl of Kent is one of the protagonists in the play 'King Lear' by William Shakespeare. Kent remains loyal to the King despite his negative treatment of him. Learn more about the Earl of Kent and test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Green-Eyed Monster: Meaning, Overview
The green-eyed monster can lead even the most respected and beloved men to murder. In this lesson, we will take a look at the meaning and origin of the phrase, plus William Shakespeare's take on the perils of the green-eyed monster.
9. Hamlet's To Be Or Not To Be Soliloquy: Meaning & Overview
'To be or not to be' is one of the most popular lines in English literature. It is the beginning of a soliloquy by Hamlet in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Learn more about Hamlet's soliloquy in this lesson.
10. King Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Traits & Analysis
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is one of Shakespeare's most magical plays, primarily set in a wood inhabited by fairies. Although benign, Oberon is the demanding king of the fairies who won't let anything stop him from getting just what he wants.
11. Lysander from A Midsummer Night's Dream: Character Traits & Analysis
In Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' a young couple named Lysander and Hermia escape through a magical wood in order to elope. Unfortunately, they are caught up in a case of misplaced identities before all gets sorted out in the end. In this lesson, we take a closer look at Lysander.
12. Mark Antony in Julius Caesar: Character Analysis, Overview
In Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, one character is gravely underestimated: the playboy, Mark Antony. Discover how this seemingly shallow athlete rises up to defeat Caesar's enemies.
13. Pyramus And Thisbe in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary and Meaning
Before Romeo and Juliet, we see a parallel story in Pyramus and Thisbe, a Roman myth. It is all there: feuding families, forbidden love, and a tragic ending. Later, we see a spoof of Pyramus and Thisbe in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream.''
14. Jack Cade in Shakespeare's Plays
Jack Cade is featured in Shakespeare's 'Henry VI Part 2' as a rebel whom York hires to test the waters for his claim to the throne. Cade relies on popular support and anti-elite sentiment to fuel his rebellion. This lesson looks at Cade's role in the power struggle between Henry VI and Richard of York.
15. Shakespeare & the Gunpowder Plot
Have you seen the movie ''V for Vendetta''? If so, you've probably heard of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. What you may not know is that William Shakespeare was closely connected with this plot! In this lesson, we'll learn about Shakespeare's involvement in this historic tale of high treason.
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