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The Sonnets
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  • ISBN:9780521559478
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):Shakespeare
  • Author(s):William Shakespeare, Rex Gibson
  • Available from: February 1997

This complete and unabridged edition of The Sonnets provides a new look at Shakespeare's poems, encouraging students to work both individually and in groups to form their own responses to the sonnets. The activities and editorial comments cater for pupils of all ages and abilities, and provide clear and helpful guidelines for school study. Cambridge School Shakespeare offers a new and exciting approach to Shakespeare in the classroom. Based on extensive and successful trialling in the classroom, the series results from the most thorough research and development work by the Shakespeare and Schools Project with school and college students.

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    Like the plays in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, The Sonnets has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. Each sonnet is presented with accompanying material which aims to enrich your own experience of the poem, whilst leaving you to make your own mind up about the sonnet rather than having someone else's interpretation and judgement handed down to you. You will find help with unfamiliar words, with imagery, and with other 'poetic' features, as well as suggestions for practical work.

  • Contents
    • 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.

    • What is a sonnet?
    • Introducing The Sonnets
    • Title page: 1609 edition
    • Dedications: 1609 edition
    • The sonnets
    • The sonnet tradition
    • Themes: love, time and poetry
    • The language of The Sonnets
    • Links with the plays
    • Studying The Sonnets
    • Index of first lines
    • William Shakespeare.
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