The Emperor Has No Clothes

Okun, Tema Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid 11 Description This is a teaching resource that includes a collection of short stories and explanations that center around race, and the complicated aspects of racism, and of approaching racism for social change. Readability These short exerts are heavy in terms of topic, but are rhetorically accessible to high […]

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TEDTalk: Hip Hop and Shakespeare

, Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description Akala, a socially aware British rapper, talks about the parallels between Shakespeare and the origins of hip hop. He is part of The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. His engaging, and interesting talk explains how iambic pentameter make these two worlds more similar than we think. Readability Use in Class […]

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Othello: Shakespeare – The Animated Tales

, Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description This is an abridged, animated version of Othello, that I can provide to students if necessary. Although it uses direct quotes from the play, it excludes more difficult language, and subject matter (like Othello’s killing of Desdemona). It is intended for a wide range of ages, and is visually […]

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Othello: The Remix Resource Pack

, Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description This is a packet provided by the theater company that has created the Othello adaptation. They are enthusiastic about the benefit of relating Othello in this way, making the play approachable to many different types of students. The packet includes resources for a unit plan, daily lessons, and activities to […]

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Othello

Shakespeare, William Publication date: 2004 (1603) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Flesch–Kincaid 13 Description Othello is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1603. The tightly constructed work revolves around four central characters: Othello,  a Black Venetian general, his wife Desdemona, his loyal lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted by villainous commander Iago. It includes many important […]

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Othello: The Remix

, Q Brothers Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description “Othello: The Remix” is a hip-hop verison of Othello, that has turned Othello into a rap star, and his complications become centered around a record label that him and the other male characters belong to. Created by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, it has been performed all around […]

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Shakespeare’s London on Five Groats a Day

Tames, Richard Publication date: 2009 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Flesch–Kincaid 10.2 Description Tame’s text is a fictional guide to the times of Shakespeare in 16th century England. It is incredibly detailed, and provides a interactive approach to the lifestyle of that time. It is divided by topics such as traveling, shopping, and entertainment. It also explains […]

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Othello (Shakespeare Made Easy Series)

, Publication date: 2002 Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series Flesch–Kincaid 7.1 Description This text is a guide to Shakespeare’s play that lightens the load of Elizabethan language. The original text is presented on the left, with a “translation” into modern English on the right. This allows for a side-by-side textual comparison, and allows student to help themselves when […]

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Shakespeare Uncovered: Othello with David Harewood

Director: Stockley, Nicola Publication date: February 2015 Publisher: PBS Flesch–Kincaid Description This hour long film is part of a PBS educational series about Shakespeare’s plays. The narrator, David Harewood, guides viewers through Othello, and allows Shakespeare to be seen as complex and relevant to modern students. Important aspects of the play that are discussed include […]

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