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Ready, Steady – Tragedy!

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This lesson encourages an exploration of how the meaning of the word ‘tragedy’ has evolved since Shakespeare’s time.

Topic: Shakespeare’s tragedies

Level: C1

Time: 70 minutes


  • To develop students’ ability to read for information.
  • To build students’ knowledge of lexis related to tragedy.
  • To develop students’ awareness of the features of Shakespearean tragedy.