British Lit: Shakespeare Alive

British Lit: Shakespeare Alive

Teacher: Kathy Abelanet

Cost: $15/week for 32 weeks
$0 material fee
$50 lab fee


We will explore the world of Shakespeare – the language, the history, the intrigue!  As we study the writings of this mastermind, his vivid imagery, intricate thought and meaningful themes will serve as an inspiration to help us develop our own thinking and writing. We will act out scenes, memorize soliloquies, and bring the thespian out in all of us!  After all, “the play’s the thing!”  Come prepared to engage in lively discussions and conversations centered around the analysis of universal themes, thoughts and truths.   This course provides the opportunity for free and open exchange of ideas sparked by the common attention given to the world according to Shakespeare!

Plays for 2017/2018
Julius Caesar
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Merchant of Venice
The Tempest

Curriculum/Required Text(s): All plays are Folger Shakespeare Library editions. The ISBNs for the mass market paperback bindings are listed below. Other bindings are fine, but they must be Folger Shakespeare Library editions.

1. Julius Caesar – Folger Shakespeare Library: 978-0743482745
2. Julius Caesar – Progeny Press study guide
3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Folger Shakespeare Library: 978-0743477543
4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Memoria Press study guide
5. Macbeth – Folger Shakespeare Library: 978-0743477109
6. Macbeth – Progeny Press Study Guide
7. Hamlet - Folger Shakespeare Library: 978-0743477123
8. The Merchant of Venice- Folger Shakespeare Library: 978-0743477567
*The Merchant of Venice – study guide from Progeny Press: ISBN: 1586093754, ISBN-13: 9781586093754
9. The Tempest - Folger Shakespeare Library: 978-0743482837
10. Othello - Folger Shakespeare Library: 978-0743477550

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • Tu - Theatre

    9:30 am - 11:00 am

    High School
    Mrs. Abelanet