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by Martha Mendenhall

eBook The Shakespeare Guru's Guide to Getting Shakespeare Alive! download ISBN: 1621370356
Author: Martha Mendenhall
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing (June 18, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 218
ePub: 1354 kb
Fb2: 1602 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Thanks, Martha!) I was very impressed with the concise way she explained how Shakespeare's plays were originally performed and how modern theater has drastically changed them often to the detriment of enjoyment or even comprehension. This book will guide your own philosophy of teaching Shakespeare and also provide a few acting activities that gets children engaged with the plays.

The Shakespeare Guru by Martha C. Mendenhall (Ignore the crazy image. The content of the book is good. She uses guru in the sense of a guide as she guides you to understand Shakespeare. Very helpful approach to teaching Shakespeare. It is the only unabridged Hamlet ever filmed and, at nearly 4 hrs, the longest Hamlet ever filmed.

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The Shakespeare Guru's Guide to Getting Shakespeare Alive! is meant to blow the dust off Shakespeare's scripts by providing useful tips and strategies for classroom or rehearsal work. You'll get practical, concrete assistance with overcoming stumbling blocks such as: ~ Fear of the language ~ Belief that the plays are aniquated relics of the 16th century ~ Over-reliance upon "translations" or lexicons ~ Misinformation about performance practices of Shakespeare's theatre ~ Insistence upon deferring to the "experts" in an attempt to get the plays "right" Complete with a 60-minute (100% Shakespeare) script of Romeo and Juliet, the Guru's Guide encourages you to trust your own instincts, to get the text up on its feet and, by all means, to have fun with Shakespeare. They don't call them plays for nothing!
Comments: (2)
huckman
As a homeschool mom, I have the freedom to teach differently than I was taught in the traditional, public school setting. We can "study" Shakespeare in the meaningful ways Martha Mendenhall suggests instead using the dry, word by word analysis that I was exposed to in high school and college.

I have read a lot about how to teach Shakespeare, and I found Shakespeare Guru to be the most concise and straightforward approach I've ever read. It is all written in layman's terms. You don't need an English degree or even any previous experience with Shakespeare to understand Mendenhall's recommendations. In fact, she says that the novice is really better equipped to appreciate Shakespeare than the "expert."

She lays out differences between Shakespeare's theater and our own -- how the plays were staged, the audience's role, even the lighting of the stage. She explains the mystery of soliloquies. Why does a character suddenly go on a private rant to himself? (They are not soliloquies at all but served a much different function!) Her approach takes the drudgery out of Shakespeare and puts back the fun. After I read Shakespeare Guru, I felt confirmed in my choice to invest in live theater tickets instead of poring over a play for a term.

She recommends an approach to Shakespeare that most students prefer -- watching performances and engaging in them through acting. Much of the book is devoted to a one hour retelling of Romeo and Juliet that a group of students can act out. The acting activity may be a challenge for a typical homeschool family but would work well in a coop setting.

At any rate, I highly recommend the book to any mom seeking to create her own philosophy of teaching Shakespeare. Besides helpful background about Elizabethan drama and how to study plays, the book explains some hands-on acting exercises. There are no lesson plans or reproducibles. This is a teacher's resource.

(The guru allusion is an unfortunate distraction. There is no mysticism in the book per se, but the author refers to some terms from Eastern religion to lay her foundation. They are minor and, aside from the zany photo on the cover, not an integral part of the guide.)

Disclosure: I received a free preview copy of The Shakespeare's Guru from the author. I was not compensated in any other way nor was I requested to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Usic
Although I have loved to read for years, the most dreaded moment in my high school English classes were when the teacher decided we needed to read Shakespeare. I generally understood the context of Shakespeare's plays, but the language was always a detriment to my full, complete understanding. I can handle a few Old English words and phrases, but Shakespeare's characters always seemed to, for lack of a better phrase, go around their ass to get to their elbow when they were trying to make a point. Perhaps if we had a copy of The Shakespeare Guru's Guide to Getting Shakespeare Alive! we could've enjoyed this part of the class more.

It's apparent that the author, Martha Mendenhall, has studied Shakespeare and the time period in which he lived. She has an uncanny knack for breaking down Shakespeare (his life, the time period, his intent and his writing) and making it relatable to a person of any intelligence level.

The Shakespeare Guru's Guide to Getting Shakespeare Alive! should be part of the required reading in high school before any of Shakespeare's play are taken on.