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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Social Network Assignment for Character Analysis

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“Twelfth Night: The Social Network” is an excellent way to bring differentiated instruction to the classroom for a complicated Shakespearean play.

We hear a lot these days about how our students enjoy communicating with one another on sites like Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. This project is essentially a character analysis assignment in the form of a “mock social network.”

Students must imagine that characters from Twelfth Night have social networking pages where they post their thoughts, concerns, activities, motivations, and more.

There have been many creative ways to teach Twelfth Night over the years including mock newspapers, mock trials, and the like. This project puts a 21st-century spin on those assignments and allows students to express themselves in a familiar medium.

Students may role-play as one of seven characters in Shakespeare’s play – Viola, Sebastian, Duke Orsino, Countess Olivia, Malvolio, Maria, and/or Feste – and write “status updates” as if they were the character. They must write updates in a way that demonstrates what they know about each character and/or how the character impacts the play.

For example, a student might role-play as Viola as she disguises herself as “Cesario.” They might pick up Orsino’s moodiness and self-centered nature and write about his frustrations wooing Olivia. They might even write as Feste and take on a comedic aspect of the play. There are many possibilities here to explore.

The idea behind the assignment must apply to all: we must find this character’s social networking profile “believable”; the student must stay within character to prove their knowledge of the play.

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Twelfth Night: The Social Network Project by Christopher Mitchell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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