Celebrate Shakespeare Day with ClickView

Celebrate Shakespeare Day with ClickView
William Shakespeare is arguably one of the most popular and enduring writers in Western literary history. His plays and sonnets continue to be read and studied in our present day. With this fame and continued presence in the curriculum has come trepidation among students and teachers. Shakespeare is often placed in the ‘too hard’ pile when readers are thrown in the deep end without pre-reading and contextual study being utilised. On April 23rd, break the stigma associated with the Bard and celebrate Shakespeare Day by bringing his comedies, tragedies and histories to life in the…

Videos to Celebrate Shakespeare’s Life and Legacy

Videos to Celebrate Shakespeare’s Life and Legacy
April marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The day was met with events around the world to celebrate his life and work including a parade at Shakespeare’s birthplace at Straford-upon-Avon and an enormous interactive event at The Globe Theatre. From adaptations of Shakespeare’s classics to commentaries on particular features of his work, below are seven videos available on the ClickView Exchange that will help continue the celebration of the life and work of one of history’s most influential playwrights and poets in the classroom. If you’re already a ClickView customer you can access these titles…

Romeo and Juliet: Why We Need to Celebrate Its Minor Characters

Romeo and Juliet: Why We Need to Celebrate Its Minor Characters
The study of Shakespeare is a long-standing tradition in literary education, and most of us leave high school well-versed in the Bard’s themes and characters. Whether it’s “To be or not to be?” that causes us to question the very point of our existence, or the quick-witted Bottom that introduces us to the risqué humour of innuendo, Shakespeare often leaves a marked impact on our understanding of language and meaning itself. As educators, one of our greatest challenges is teaching such canonical material in new and exciting ways. Romeo and Juliet is, perhaps, Shakespeare’s most…