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Much Ado About Nothing Teachers Guide - California Shakespeare Theater 2010

Much Ado About Nothing Teachers Guide - California Shakespeare Theater 2010

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TEACHER’S GUIDE

SEPTEMBER 2010

Guide compiled by Trish Tillman

PREP YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE SHOW–
Book your pre- or post-show Classroom Workshop! Contact the Artistic Learning Administrator at 510.548.3422x136 for more info.

Jonathan Moscone Artistic Director Susie Falk Managing Director Trish Tillman Director of Artistic Learning Emily Morrison Programs Manager Samantha Fryer Artistic Learning Administration Manager

PRESENTING SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS

STUDENT DISCOVERY UNDERWRITERS

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TEACHER’S GUIDE

SEPTEMBER 2010

Guide compiled by Trish Tillman

PREP YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE SHOW–
Book your pre- or post-show Classroom Workshop! Contact the Artistic Learning Administrator at 510.548.3422x136 for more info.

Jonathan Moscone Artistic Director Susie Falk Managing Director Trish Tillman Director of Artistic Learning Emily Morrison Programs Manager Samantha Fryer Artistic Learning Administration Manager

PRESENTING SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS

STUDENT DISCOVERY UNDERWRITERS

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PREP YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE SHOW–
Book your pre- or post-showClassroom Workshop!Contact the Artistic Learning Administratorat 510.548.3422x136for more info.
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Jonathan MosconeArtistic DirectorSusie Falk Managing Director Trish TillmanDirector of Artistic LearningEmily MorrisonPrograms ManagerSamantha FryerArtistic LearningAdministration Manager
SEASON SPONSORSPRESENTING SPONSORSSTUDENT DISCOVERYUNDERWRITERS
 
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1. California Shakespeare Theater Overview
a. Cal Shakes’ Mission and Funders ................................................................3b. Artistic Learning Programs at Cal Shakes .................................................4
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MuchAdoAboutNothing
Overview
a. A Note to Teachers ..........................................................................................6b. Plot Summary ....................................................................................................7c. Who’s Who: The Actors .................................................................................8d. Who’s Who: The Characters.........................................................................10e. Character Map .................................................................................................12f. Seeing the Play—Before and After ................................................................13g. Shakespeare’s Language ...............................................................................14
3.
MuchAdoAboutNothing:
Word!
a. Words Can Bring Us Together–Benedick and Beatrice ........................16b. Words Can Kill–Claudio and Hero .............................................................17c. Word Confusion–Dogberry ...........................................................................18d. What Does the Title Mean? ...........................................................................19
4. Elizabethan Culture Overview
a. William Shakespeare: A Mysterious Life .....................................................21b. Go Girls!.............................................................................................................22
5. Resources
a.
Much Ado about Nothing
on Film ...............................................................24b. Additional Resources: Books and Internet ................................................25
6. Classroom Activity Guide
a. Cal Shakes’ Mission and Funders ................................................................28b. Social Networking Character Study: “Shakesbook” ..............................29c. Comic Book .......................................................................................................32d. Musical Interlude ..............................................................................................34e Character Backstory: What Makes a Personality? ....................................36f. Dogberryisms .....................................................................................................38g. Brush Up Your Shakespeare reference sheet ...........................................40h. Cal Shakes Critique—Elementary and Middle School .............................41i. Cal Shakes Critique—Middle and High School ..........................................42
 
Editor:
TrishTillman
Contributors:
Carrie Foster, Philippa Kelly, Mirabelle Korn, Claire Parker, CarlaLerner, Vince Rodriguez, Cathleen Sheehan, Jenna Stich, Trish Tillman, Amelia Wade
Copy Editor:
Stefanie Kalem
Layout & Graphics:
Ilsa Brink
IN THIS GUIDE:
GUIDE CREDITS
 
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OUR MISSION
We strive for everyone, regardless of age, circumstance, or background, to discover and express therelevance of Shakespeare and the classics in their lives by:• making boldly imagined and deeply entertaining interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics.• providing in-depth, far-reaching creative educational opportunities.• bringing disparate communities together around the creation of new American plays inspiredby classic literature.
 
California Shakespeare Theater701 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710510.548.3422
www.calshakes.org
CAL SHAKES’ MISSION AND FUNDERS
OUR FUNDERS AND SPONSORS
Cal Shakes Artistic Learning programs are also supported by the Dale Family Fund, Dodge & Cox,The Thomas J. Long Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, and numerous individual donors.

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