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Standard Deviants School: Introduction to Shakespeare (Shakespeare Program 1)

25 minutes 36 seconds

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Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer of the English language, but who was Shakespeare? What kind of a world did he live in? Why is he so great? The Standard Deviants provide an inside look at Shakespeare's life and times, his use of language, and the nitty-gritty of Elizabethan drama. Part of the "Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare" series.

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Sepia image of Shakespeare floats in front of black and white image of the Thinker statue and a woman resting her chin on her hand. Caption. More important, start thinking about the plays.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 1
25 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Blonde short haired woman smiles at camera. Caption. Our experience.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 2
21 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman with dark hair smiles at camera. Pink and white text appears on screen in background. Caption. Can teach us 2 important things.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 3
19 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man in white tunic opens mouth as he speaks in front of a pitch black background. Caption. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 4
28 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of a man tilting his head up and glancing to the side with a slight snarl. He holds 1 hand up with his thumb and pointer finger touching. Caption. The possibilities of the play's production and interpretation.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 5
15 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman with dark hair smiles at camera in front of a screen with pink and white text. A transparent image of 2 men floats in front of her. Caption. And another mystery. What about that freaky ghost?
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 6
19 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman with brown hair tilts her head up slightly and parts her lips while speaking and clasping her hands in front of her waist. Caption. It'll give you a good handle on the play.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 7
19 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man in shiny, gold-trimmed robe gestures to the side and smiles at camera. Caption. I am not what I am.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 8
21 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Young man opens mouth to speaks and holds pointer finger up at his chin. Title bar reads, "Macbeth. James's relative Banquo." Caption. James was also interested in the occult.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 9
22 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Young man raises his eyebrows and looks directly at camera. Cloaked skeletons bow before a costumed figure in the background. Caption. Spooky, eh?
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 10
16 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

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    Melissa H. (Waterford, MI)
    February 10th, 2021 at 07:16 AM

    Great introduction for Shakespeare!

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    Diane D. (Winner, SD)
    November 18th, 2020 at 08:56 AM

    Awesome! I love this. Students are much more engaged than just reading the content.

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    Karen D. (Old Lyme, CT)
    April 22nd, 2020 at 09:05 AM

    Helpful for all students!

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    Diane D. (Winner, SD)
    February 26th, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    This is an excellent way to introduce Shakespeare. The humor and simple explanations make a challenging author much less daunting.