Teaching Shakespeare!

A Folger Education Blog

Did You Know…?

Dearest Teaching Colleagues,

Did you know that Folger Education has a new online home for teachers called Forsooth! where anyone who has taken the plunge and become a Teacher Member of the Folger can…

  • …Share summer reading ideas with classroom teachers from over 55 different territories/states?
  • …Watch our Master Class: Teaching Othello—a recorded hour of professional development with Folger mentor teachers, scholars, and staff—and discuss it with other teachers in a special discussion group devoted to teaching this remarkable play?
  • …View and download 326—and counting—Folger-created classroom resources?
  • …Download every handout from all 5 of Folger Education’s hands-on sessions from this school year’s NCTE Annual Convention in St. Louis?
  • …Join a special discussion group devoted entirely to practical strategies for assessment?
  • …Watch recorded video conversations with Peggy O’Brien, Folger’s Director of Education, and experts such as scholar Stephen Dickey, actor and director Michael Tolaydo, and high school teacher Dominique Parker?
  • …Ask Folger Education staff any question about teaching Shakespeare—or any other text?
  • …Get ideas and handouts for sequencing and scaffolding a Shakespeare unit?
  • …Learn how to sign up for our April 28th teaching workshop at the Folger Library, just for Teacher Members?

It’s not too late to get in on all this. Email Corinne Viglietta at cviglietta@folger.edu if you have questions about Forsooth! or our Teacher Membership.

Forsooth! 

One Comment


  • Oh, tough. When we studied Lady Macbeth in class, my teacher always portrayed her as ruthless and as someone who lusts for power.
    From the beginning, she is willing to give anything for power.
    In my opinion, she is anything but innocent. https://www.dailystrength.org/journals/lady-macbeth

    But, for your trial I guess you could look at it this way:

    1) The reader knows little about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship before the play opens, other than what is implied.
    They may/may not have had a child (This has been argued back and forth)


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