Propaganda and Shakespeare’s Richard III

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


  • 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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Submitted by CynthiaSparkle on Sun, 01/08/2017 - 16:16


This resource looks great, but I can't seem to find the slides you refer to. Could you point me in the right direction? Thanks

Submitted by Derek Spafford on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 04:15


Hi Cynthia Its been uploaded now. Best wishes Del

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