Art thou ready to read Shakespeare? But of course! Here you will finde instructions, assignments, definitions, explanations, and other sundry stuff which will make reading Julius Caesar a zephyr that is, a breeze! This approach focuses on seeing the big picture, with only the most interesting of extra information included for thine own interest. Read the words of the beloved Bard aloud! Write some of your own! Explore the themes of flattery and 'honour'. . . draw three characters' facial expressions . . . examine the text one more time, looking for details divine and rare . . . memorize a few lines . . . and hark! It is done!
Included here are the following: seven separate sections each containing assignments and information, and detailed Summaries of Acts and Scenes.
This text is well-suited to homeschoolers who do not anticipate putting on the play, or doing other activities that involve collaboration with numerous other people. It is especially aimed at students who are not yet familiar with Shakespeares plays, and who will benefit from a light-hearted but meaningful approach to reading them.
The sections and assignments are as follows:
Hark! Methinks Ill Read the Play (Read aloud and learn about the real Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's historical plays.)
Hark! What Do I Understand? (Copying, Lists, Translation and learn about the first edition, which was 'qvite differente'.)
Hark! Methinks I Hear A Voice! (Memorize and perform a speech, and learn about reading aloud effectively.)
Hark! Methinks Ill Look Again (Underline certain features, and look at a simple comparison between the class systems of ancient Rome and Shakespearean England.)
Hark! Methinks Ill Write Mine Own (Choose between writing a 5 paragraph essay on the topic of 'flattery' or a report on the topic of honour within the play. Detailed guidelines are given. Write your own speech.Learn about men and women in Shakespeare's theatre and Roman society.)
Hark! Methinks Ill Draw Awhile! (Add facial features to three prepared faces.)
Stay, Good Friend - Theres More! (Brief and Ridiculous Comparative Biography of Shakespeare and Caesar, Detailed Summary of Acts and Scenes, List of Characters to keep nearby while reading the play)
Note: You may use your own edition of the play if you prefer, however a complete, easy-to-read, printable edition of the play is available for free in my store.