Following work undertaken by the university of warwick, we now have robust research that indicates the positive impact our way of working with shakespeare has on young people, their teachers, schools and wider community the findings show that rehearsal room approaches to studying shakespeare can significantly. Many of us have mixed feelings when we think of studying shakespeare at school such recollections can studying shakespeare benefits students in a myriad of ways but with skilful teaching and gentle encouragement they grow in stature through the study and performance of shakespeare's plays. Videogames offer a range of educational benefits in english classrooms, university of melbourne research has discovered at a time when students are disengaging from learning at alarmingly high levels, introducing texts that relate to their reality can help them feel connected between home and school. Shakespearean plays have secured a place in our cultural life, and also remain popular in the english, drama and technology programmes offered by secondary schools 2016 marks 400 years since shakespeare's death, and education gazette asks what lies behind the enduring appeal of the bard for.
The idea of tackling shakespeare in school has sometimes sent chills down both students' and teachers' spines, but the truth is that studying shakespeare doesn't have to be so daunting his plays and sonnets are filled with themes that are relevant even today, are humorous, lyrical, and provide important. Shakespeare is one of those subjects that has greatly enriched many, many people's lives it has fed them emotionally, sensually and intellectually (but not in a practical way) the benefit of studying shakespeare is that there's a good chance, given that you have a similar brain to other humans, that you will wind up feeling. The shakespeare schools festival is proud to work with special schools around the uk by empowering for students at the samuel cody school, shakespeare is a vehicle for exploring emotion it literally gives many of them a voice for the first time where tim's story how ssf can benefit teachers as much as students.
Hammond: we still study shakespeare because the bard's works present universal themes the stories many high school graduates, at least in years past, have had the experience of memorizing shakespearean monologues or sonnets for english classes is there a benefit to memorizing language. I can still vividly remember the crushing boredom i experienced reading the merchant of venice as a fifteen-year-old high-school student my classmates and i simply identifying commonality between shakespeare's times and our own isn't all our learners can gain from studying the bard's work shakespeare can offer.
Topics range from the language and initial reception of shakespeare's plays and poems to studies of his works in popular culture, new media and advertising, as well as their influence on film, religion and fine arts here are six reasons (among countless others) explored in the guide why shakespeare. William shakespeare, shakespeare also spelled shakspere, byname bard of avon or swan of avon, (baptized april 26, 1564, stratford-upon-avon, warwickshire, england—died april 23, 1616, stratford-upon-avon), english poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the english national poet and considered.
Knowledge of shakespeare constitutes what pierre bourdieu called 'cultural capital', part of the built-in advantage which children from educated, middle its stand up for shakespeare campaign the then director of learning, maria evans, said boring lessons were putting students off shakespeare for life. As students we can concur with you that the works of shakespeare are some of the most challenging that we are obliged to study in school he does not seem to use english at all and his works are almost always lengthy and tragic however, you can benefit from reading and understanding his writings the fact that you as a. From next month, students will be able to download a podcast of much ado about nothing recorded live at the globe it is the latest development in the battle to make accessible the only author every student has to study at school but is answering questions on a couple of scenes in one of three set plays,.
Look at how these and other approaches can be developed more fully in one particular play, please see the 'introduction to using theatre-based approaches' section top tips for exploring shakespeare's plays tips exploring plays shakespeare's whilst studying shakespeare, encourage pupils to think like a detective. Many high school students have negative attitudes toward studying shakespeare in the english classroom before they even start learning about his life, his poetry, or his plays in view of this problem, the england is studying what benefits might be gained when young children are introduced to shakespeare the rsc. A committee of teachers appointed by the education department of south africa in that country's most important province, gauteng, wanted to ban shakespeare from state school reading lists the reason was that many of his plays had '' unhappy endings, lacked cultural diversity and failed to promote the.
Now don't get me wrong: i enjoyed many shakespeare plays throughout school ( unlike the vast majority of my peers), but it seems counterproductive not to spend more time studying modern authors, modern advertising/print-making, and contemporary journalism not only would this latter scenario help. Yet his prose, plots and characters are as alive today as they were when the plays were originally staged during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries shakespearean works are required reading for high school english students and a course or two for college students who study writing or literature the plays. Free essay: simply stated, students should study shakespeare's works in school because of the incredible value within them in addition to exposing students. Here a case may be made for translation as a vital aspect of teaching and learning shakespeare why can't extracts from shakespeare, or even entire plays , be studied in translation into gikuyu or isizulu from these languages the work could be translated once again, into contemporary english - a much.