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Experiencing Shakespeare 2: Up on Your Feet

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Middle School

English Language Arts | The Arts


Join us as we explore the vaults of the Folger Shakespeare Library and get your students "up on their feet" to perform a Shakespeare insult war! This Emmy Award-winning electronic field trip targets grades 6-12.




Discussion Questions (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)

  1. What is the first thing you should do when beginning to work with Shakespeare?
  2. What does emotion imply in a performance?
  3. What is stress in theater?
  4. What famous phrases that we still use today did Shakespeare originally write?
  5. In what style of theater did Shakespeare perform his plays?
  6. After becoming familiar with the text, what should you do next to prepare your performance?
  7. What's the best way to Experience Shakespeare in the classroom?

For additional educational resources, visit these fantastic websites!

Folger Shakespeare Library  Teach and Learn

PBS Shakespeare Uncovered

PBS LearningMedia Resources

The Alabama Ballet: The Making of Romeo and Juliet


Experiencing Shakespeare is made possible through the generous support of:

  • American Graduate, a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Wells Fargo

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