Cambridge School Shakespeare: King Lear (3rd edition)
Edited by: Rex Gibson, Elspeth Bain, Nic Amy, Vicki Wienand and Richard Andrews
The Rex Gibson active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare’s imaginative world in accessible and creative ways, sharing Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre.
Substantially revised and extended, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive stagecraft, writing, language, characters and themes features. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'King Lear' and Shakespeare, and extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference.
- 'Write about it' boxes give information about writing about Shakespeare and suggest activities to help students with their own writing in response to the play. Students will be helped to translate discussion into high quality writing; look at 'points of dispute'; structure various forms of writing; write responsively and sensitively; provide evidence to support their arguments.
- Extended glossaries aligned with the play script for ease of reference provide clear explanation of key terms.
- Each act is followed by 'Looking back' sections with further notes, illustrations and activities.
- Comprehensive and extended endnotes with illustrations and activities are linked to the boxed features and give further information and opportunities for exploration of stagecraft, language, characters and themes.
- New 'Writing about' sections focus on writing about Shakespeare in general and on the play in particular.
- A rich selection of exciting colour photos with information on performances appear throughout.