Tempting students to study The Tempest

31 Oct

As all English teachers know, many students find it difficult to understand and engage with Shakespeare’s plays.

One way to ease students into the study is to show them trailers for various productions of the text, encouraging them to identify key characters and themes.

For students studying The Tempest as part of AOS Discovery, an exploration of selected film trailers (here and here, for example) with an emphasis on setting, lighting and music, might help them to critically engage with the text and some of the more obvious elements of discovery.

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