This Literature Set includes several texts that can be read alongside any of Shakespeare’s comedies (e.g., A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice). The initial texts in this set will help students understand elements of Shakespearean comedies and compare and contrast modern definitions of comedy to traditional views.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 7-12; English/Language Arts
- Students will understand the elements of Shakespearean comedies and comedic devices used in traditional and modern literature. (CCSS RL.4, RL.5)
- Students will compare and contrast the plot structure and characters in a Greek myth to one of Shakespeare’s comedies. (CCSS RL.9)
- Students will analyze arguments regarding the impact of adapting Shakespeare’s plays for modern audiences. (CCSS RI.1, RI.8)
Texts in this Set (download texts here)
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