Are you confident with poetry, an expert in Dickens, at ease with modern drama, but a bit more unsure when it comes to Shakespeare? Then this is the guide for you.
Lots of students find Shakespearean language and content the hardest element of the GCSE English Literature course; this book gives you practical strategies you can use to make sure you can access those very top grades. Are you giving the examiner your own personal opinion on the extract? Have you picked out the most important quotes, and broken them down? Does it link to the play as a whole? This guide gives you a range of ways to make sure you’re doing all this and more, and that you achieve as close to full marks as possible, every time.
Broken down into the two most frequently studied Shakespearean plays at GCSE (Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet), you can find the text that you need and become an expert in all things Shakespeare. No more woolly points, no more skirting away from analyzing pentametre, no more generic ‘Shakesperean audiences hated…’ It’s time to focus on the 9s.
About the Author
Hetty Steele qualified as a teacher in 2015 and is currently Head of Drama at a secondary school in Hertfordshire. She has a keen academic interest in all things Shakespeare! After gaining her Masters in Education Hetty is currently studying for a PhD in English Literature and Theatre Studies at King’s College London (the thesis title is ‘The use and reception of engendered blood on the early modern stage’ – catchy!), alongside classroom teaching and running a department. Hetty has worked as an examiner for various boards and has had the pleasure of lecturing on women in Shakespeare all over the world (via Teams, naturally). When she isn’t reading up on obscure Shakespearean facts about blood, she can be found raising a feral two-year-old and a chubby new baby.
|No of pages||128|
|Publication Date||5 Sep 2022|