- Author(s):William Shakespeare, Pat Baldwin, Rex Gibson
- Available from: August 1994
An active approach to Shakespeare in the classroom.
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Like every other play in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, King John has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. This version of King John aims to be different from other editions of the play. It invites you to bring the play to life in your classroom through enjoyable activities that will help increase your understanding. You are encourage to make up your own mind about the play, rather than have someone else's interpretation handed down to you. Whatever you do, remember that Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted, watched and enjoyed.
Each play is treated not as a text but as a script, with the dramatic experience lying at the heart of the rationale.
Cambridge School Shakespeare is a result of the research and development work of the respected Shakespeare and Schools Project. The series has been subject to extensive trialling in the classroom with students of all abilities.
Cambridge School Shakespeare is designed to help both experienced and inexperienced teachers, and to enable students to make their own discoveries about the plays.
The books have a clear, helpful format with student-addressed advice and a wealth of illustrations.
- List of characters
- The Angevin Empire
- King John
- What is King John about?
- History, legend and drama
- The relevance of King John
- King John and the Bastard
- The language of King John
- Staging King John
- William Shakespeare.
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