Taming of the Shrew

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Shakespeare Notes and Presentation (courtesy of Ms. Clark) – Intro to Shakespeare, including a brief biography and other relevant details about Elizabethan/Jacobean life.

Shakespeare’s original pronunciation – This Open University video explains how many of Shakespeare’s rhymes and puns have been lost because English pronunciation has changed significantly over the last 400 years.

10 Things I Hate About You (film synopsis) – Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is beautiful, smart and quite abrasive to most of her fellow teens, meaning that she doesn’t attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), house rules say that she can’t date until Kat has a boyfriend, so strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). Will Kat let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick? (courtesy of Google).  ***Students viewed the film prior to reading the play so they could have a stronger idea of the plot and characterization and make connections between a modern interpretation and the original. 

“Who’s Who in Padua” PowerPoint Presentation – Students were presented this in class. They can use it to help them fill out the “Who’s Who in Padua” Character Flow Chart in the packet. They may also use it to help them keep track of the characters in the play (and make a connection to the character in 10 Things I Hate About You).

Taming of the Shrew Reading Schedule – As a class, we will be reading an act (and discussing it) and then viewing an act in the film version. If students miss any of the class days we are reading the play, then they will need to catch up with the reading online (see link above).

Taming of the Shrew Packet – If students lose the copy they are given in class of the packet, then they will need to print off their own copy to turn in on the due date. PACKET DUE THE DAY OF THE FINAL!

Taming of the Shrew Project Ideas — Students must choose one (1) of the projects on the list. They need to pay special attention to the requirements of the project (including whether or not it must be an individual, group, or pair project). Students must get prior approval for all group projects prior to working on them. DUE THE DAY OF THE FINAL — PRESENTATIONS AND PROJECTS!

Taming of the Shrew “No Fear Shakespeare” — This is what we will be reading in class. This SparkNotes.com’s edition features a side-by-side modern “translation” of the Shakespearean text.  I recommend using this to catch up on reading if you miss a day in class.