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The Winter's Tale
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The Winter's Tale

"Exit pursued by a Bear" and a statue that comes to life: meet National Common Core Standards for reading, speaking, listening, and writing with this engaging and provocative play about love, jealousy, forgiveness, and redemption. A wonderful companion play with Othello, one of the offerings at the 2014 Murray Shakespeare Festival.


EXERCISE MATERIALS

12-day schedule:
Word PDF

Short prose version of the play (Lexile 1180):
Word PDF

Longer prose version of the play, adapted from the 19th c. version by Charles and Mary Lamb (Lexile 1310):
Word PDF

Also, consider using Bruce Coville's beautiful and well-written storybook, The Winter's Tale:

Dial ISBN 0803727097, regretfully out of print (Lexile 680):

Formative review exercise:
Formative assessment lesson plan and review sheet: PDF
Characters: PDF

Acting exercise, "Exit, Pursued by a Bear:"
Word PDF

Script for classroom use:
Word PDF
This script contains enough copies for each actor in each scene. All scenes are no more than two pages, so they can be printed front-back on cardstock or placed in plastic sleeves for reuse.

Word count with Lexile® scores:
Excel PDF


About the Oracle at Delphi

The Word of the Oracle
Word PDF


Area school students acting out scenes from The Winter's Tale.

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Shakespeare in the Schools, Murray State University

Shakespeare in the Schools, Murray State University

Shakespeare in the Schools, Murray State University

Shakespeare in the Schools, Murray State University

Shakespeare in the Schools, Murray State University

Shakespeare in the Schools, Murray State University


Contact

Dr. Barbara Mather Cobb
7B-15 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341

270.809.4538

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