This collection of PowerPoint presentations provides introductory information and images for any Shakespeare unit. They are ready to use as downloaded, or they can be adapted to specific needs. They can serve as a review of each act and scene, a simple discussion guide, as a backdrop for lessons and activities, as student notes.
1. A Basic Introduction to Drama: contains information from early Greek theatre to Shakespeare’s time, a link to a virtual tour of the Globe Theatre, and basic dramatic terminology
2. An Introduction to Shakespeare and his Time: contains information about Shakespeare’s life, his writing, marriage, etc. and general ideas of the Elizabethan time period
3. An Introduction to Shakespearean Language: contains definitions and explanations for basic Shakespearean words and phrases, as well as information about puns, allusions, and iambic pentameter.
**These PowerPoints are a great supplement to my Julius Caesar unit bundles.