Much Ado 2: Fun to Play

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Audiences around the world love Shakespeare. A video and set of accompanying tasks, part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, discusses how audiences in Japan react to Shakespearean plays. The exercises after the video help check for understanding and teach expressions using the word way.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pull out different elements of imagery from the play and discuss them with learners
  • Watch a Kabuki version of a Shakespearean play, as mentioned in the clip
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes readers have read or at least know something about Much Ado about Nothing
Pros
  • Looks at Shakespeare from a unique, global perspective
  • Provides a transcript to make the text more accessible to language learners
Cons
  • Focuses on a very narrow point of view related to the topic
  • Contains many awkward pauses
Common Core