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King Lear eNotes Teaching Guide

by eNotes

  • Release Date: October 09, 2019
  • Subjects: Language Arts and Literature
  • Age Levels: Grade 11 and Grade 12
  • Pages: 12
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So you’re going to teach William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Lear, a classic text that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is rewarding for everyone, including you. Teaching King Lear will encourage your students to explore themes of familial relationships, the nature of power, and the consequences of excessive pride. This guide provides you with the essential components to keep in mind before you take your students into Shakespeare's powerful tragedy.

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