Teacher Guide

King Lear Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the high and ongoing drama of King Lear, the dramatic tales of division between siblings, and the devastation of the ending may be compelling to many students. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to the text; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class. The key to teaching a play, whether it is in a literature course or a drama or theater course, is to bring the play alive in your classroom. Reading a play is a different experience from reading a novel; likewise, a play should be taught differently. This lesson plan includes activities and questions that can be used to encourage students to perform...

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