An Introduction to Shakespeare’s Comedy

An Introduction to Shakespeare’s Comedy

The author considers the key characteristics of Shakespeare's varied comedies, but he also considers the ways the playwright mixes genres by bringing comedy into his tragedies and tragedy into his comedies.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Literature Set: Shakespeare's Comedies (Text 2)</u> -- This text provides background information and context that can help students better understand Shakespeare's plays. This text describes the typical plot elements and characters in Shakespeare’s comedies. It also explores the relationship between tragedy and comedy. Before reading a comedy, assign this text so that students can understand its plot structure and characteristics of key characters.</i>\n<br><br>\n<a

John Mullan
The British Library

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What elements contributed to the humor in Shakespeare's comedies?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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