The Globe Education Shakespeare series presents a bold new approach to exploring Much Ado About Nothing with 11-16 year olds. Activities and unique resources from Shakespeare's Globe enable students to actively engage with the play's language and key themes. They are designed for use across junior high and high school with an emphasis on developing students' enthusiasm, understanding and achievement.
This edition of the play provides readers with:
A comprehensive glossary of key terms, accessible by a single tap
A scrolling version of each scene, with optional pop-out glossary, for when you want to concentrate on just the text
Audio interviews with actors about the way they approach playing their characters
Scores of images, from three different Globe productions of the play, with captions encouraging you to think about the relationship between text and performance
Video clips of key moments in Globe performances of the play, and rehearsal-room footage giving an insight into the creative process
Engaging "Rehearsal Room" exercises, as used by Globe practitioners, to help you better understand the play
Director's Notes scene summaries
Shakespeare's World cards giving important context about the play
Cast list of the three featured productions
Examiner's Notes—sample questions and answers about the key scenes in the play
Key Terms—a thematically-organised index which provides a starting point for exploring key aspects of the play. Links from each item take you back to the relevant pages or line references
Other Features—highlight or underline key words or phrases you think are important, annotate the text, collect and share your annotations and create flippable study cards of all the glossary terms or your own notes and highlights
This textbook is provided for your personal use only. It must not be used for whole-class instruction via whiteboard or projector, unless every student in the class also has their own digital copy.