This lesson provides students with information about Shakespeare’s history play Richard III, and raises awareness of how Shakespeare used propaganda to portray King Richard III as an evil tyrant.

Topics: Propaganda in Shakespeare’s time; Richard III

Level: B1–B2

Time: 65–80 minutes

Aims

  • To develop students’ reading for information skills.
  • To give students practice in guessing the meaning of new vocabulary by its context.
  • To raise students’ awareness of how Shakespeare used propaganda in his writing.
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