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Shakespeare and tragedy

Average: 5 (6 votes)
This lesson encourages an exploration of how the meaning of the word ‘tragedy’ has evolved since Shakespeare’s time. It provides students with an introduction to the features of Shakespearean tragedy, as awareness of these features will enhance students’ appreciation of Shakespeare’s own tragic plays.


Topic: Shakespeare

Level: B2 / 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