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Shakespeare's Sonnets: This Powerful Rhyme

$39.95

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Product Code: 978-1876580-82-7

 edited by Ken Watson and Millard Dunn

 This photocopiable selection gives teachers the freedom to select the sonnets they wish to use in class, and presents these in units designed for small group discussion and activity. A unique feature of the book is that it includes, for comparison, sonnets by such contemporaries of Shakespeare as Sir Philip Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Fulke Greville, Bartholomew Griffin, and Edmund Spenser.

Follow-up activities include opportunities for students to explore the development of sonnet writing after Shakespeare, to investigate the ever-present controversy about the true authorship of Shakespeare's works, and to consider how recent developments in critical theory might colour or shape how one reads Shakespeare's sonnets in the 21st century.

Dr Millard Dunn was formerly Professor of English at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. He has taught at Washington and Lee University, the University of Louisville, and McKendree College. His publications include poetry and fiction in literary magazines, a chapbook of poetry titled Engraved on Air, and, as co-editor, Quick Hits: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers.

Dr Ken Watson was formerly Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Sydney. He has also taught at Cambridge University, the University of British Columbia, New York University and Macquarie University. He is co-editor of the St Clair Shakespeare Workshop Series and of From Picture Book to Literary Theory, and is author of English Teaching in Perspective.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets Contents

(NB Those sonnets generally considered the greatest are marked with an *)

To the teacher

INTRODUCTION Reading Shakespeare's sonnets

  • Unit 1: The sonnet form: a brief history
  • Unit 2 : Shakespeare's England: Some background documents.
  • Unit 3: Shakespeare's sonnet cycle

PART I: THE PROCREATION SONNETS

  • Unit 4: The opening sonnet
  • Unit 5: Sonnets 2 and 4
  • Unit 6: Sonnet 10
  • Unit 7: Sonnet 12
  • Unit 8: Sonnet 14
  • Unit 9: Sonnet 17

PART II: THE YOUNG MAN AND THE POET

  • Unit 10: Sonnet 18*
  • Unit 11: Sonnet 19*
  • Unit 12: Sonnet 20
  • Unit 13: Sonnets 27 and 28
  • Unit 14: Sonnets 29* and 30*
  • Unit 15: Sonnets 33,34 and 35
  • Unit 16: Sonnets 40 and 42
  • Unit 17: Sonnet 55*
  • Unit 18: Sonnet 65
  • Unit 19: Sonnet 66
  • Unit 20: Sonnets 71 * and 73*

PART III: THE RIVAL POET

  • Unit 21: Sonnets 76 and 78
  • Unit 22: Sonnet 79
  • Unit 23: Sonnet 86

PART IV: ESTRANGEMENT AND RECONCILIATION

  • Unit 24: Sonnet 87
  • Unit 25: Sonnet 90
  • Unit 26: Sonnet 95
  • Unit 27: Sonnet 97
  • Unit 28: Sonnet 104
  • Unit 29: Sonnet 106*
  • Unit 30: Sonnet 116*

PART V: THE DARK LADY

  • Unit 31: Sonnet 130
  • Unit 32: Sonnets 131, 139, 140, 141
  • Unit 33: Sonnets 135 and 136
  • Unit 34: Sonnet 146
  • Unit 35: Sonnets 153 and 154

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Unit 36: Looking back
  • Unit 37: The authorship controversy
  • Unit 38: Playing with Shakespeare's sonnets
  • Unit 39 . Some famous sonnets
  • Unit 40 : Oscar Wilde's Portrait of Mr W.H.

Elizabethan sonneteers

Glossary of terms

Works consulted

 
 
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