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English literature instructors will appreciate this collection of free teacher handbooks from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST). Here, readers will find teaching resources created to accompany more than twenty of the acclaimed theater's productions, including plays by the Bard and by other playwrights. The Shakespeare teacher handbooks on offer cover most of the more commonly taught plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, as well as some of the less popular plays like The Merry Wives of Windsor and Troilus and Cressida. Nearly all of the available Shakespeare handbooks exist as a lengthy, in-depth PDFs that includes background information on the Bard and on the specific play at hand, scholars' and directors' perspectives on the play, and multiple classroom activities and resources for engaging students with the text. The non-Shakespeare plays available here, such as Mary Stuart and Cyrano de Bergerac, have collections of online teaching materials that may not be as extensive as those for Shakespeare's plays but are still of value to educators. With each production season, CST continues to add new teacher handbooks, so it is worth checking back for updates.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-10-12
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