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4 Ways that Visual Art Can Enhance Shakespeare Learning

We’ve heard from many of you at our face-to-face teacher workshops and over email, too, about ideas for integrating the visual arts in Shakespeare learning. Specifically, you have shared questions and ideas related to using painting, drawing, and design to deepen students’ connections to Shakespeare’s language. Here are 4 more resources to inspire your thinking and teaching. Let us know how you’re using them!

  1. Five women artists: Interpreting Shakespeare through sculpture and book art 
  1. Imagery and Characterization: Picturing Ophelia
  1. Text Analysis with Crayons
  1. Shakespeare’s Seven Ages as Pictures

    Alice Morgan Wright. Lady Macbeth. Bronze, ca. 1920. Folger Shakespeare Library.

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