Thanks to the new film Anonymous, a new generation of students gets to wonder if Shakespeare was a fraud when they’re reading one of his dozens of plays. But whatever they think about who really wrote Hamlet, they’re going to fall behind on their reading at some point, or need some extra help figuring out what’s happening in the story. Earlier generations turned to those black and yellow CliffsNotes study guides to catch up on the Bard, but all modern students have to do is watch a video.
Such an engaging approach to learning is sure to help students better understand the plots, themes and characters of the classics, which can, in turn, make reading them more enjoyable.The project, which is co-created by Mark Burnett of Survivor fame, launched with six Shakespeare plays: Hamlet, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Julius Caesar. Let’s hope they expand to other authors soon.
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