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2014 Stratford Shorts (A Quick Reference Guide for Educators)

     Alice Through the Looking-Glass
     Crazy for You
     Hay Fever
     King John
     King Lear
     Man of La Mancha
     A Midsummer Night's Dream
     Mother Courage and Her Children

2014 Study Guides
Alice Through the Looking-Glass

    2014 Study Guide
    14_ATTLG_study  

    Table of Contents
    • The Place: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Alice Through the Looking-Glass  
    • Background
    • The Production: Alice Through the Looking-Glass at the Stratford Festival
    • Lesson Plans and Activities
    • Resources
     

    Transcript of Jabberwocky poem
    (written by Lewis Carroll, read by David Prosser)

King John
    2014 Study Guide
    Study Guide Cover KING JOHN  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About King John  
    • The Production: King John at the Stratford Festival
    • Lesson Plans and Activities
    • Resources
     

King Lear
    2014 Study Guide
    14_LEAR_study  

    Table of Contents
    • The Place: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About King Lear  
    • The Production: King Lear at the Stratford Festival
    • Lesson Plans and Activities
    • Resources
     

Mother Courage
    2014 Study Guide
    14_COURAGE_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Mother Courage  
    • Background
    • The Production: Mother Courage at the Stratford Festival
    • Lesson Plans and Activities
    • Resources
     

A Midsummer Night's Dream
    2014 Study Guide
    14_DREAM_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • The Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Stratford Festival
    • Lesson Plans and Activities
    • Resources
     

Man of La Mancha
    2014 Study Guide
    Study Guide Cover MANCHA  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Musical: About Man of La Mancha  
    • Background
    • The Production: Man of La Mancha at the Stratford Festival
    • Lesson Plans and Activities
    • Resources
     


 Previous Seasons' Study Guides (Shakespeare Plays Only)

All's Well That Ends Well

    2008 Study Guide
    08_allswell_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About All's Well That Ends Well  
    • The Production: All's Well That Ends Well at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
As You Like It
    2010 Study Guide
    10_AsYouLikeIt  

    Table of Contents
    • The Story
    • Cast of Characters
    • The Playwright
    • History of As You Like It at Stratford
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text - linked to Ontario curriculum expectations!
    • Discussion Topics
    • Resources
     
As You Like It
    2010 Study Guide
    10_AsYouLikeIt  

    Table of Contents
    • The Story
    • Cast of Characters
    • The Playwright
    • History of As You Like It at Stratford
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text - linked to Ontario curriculum expectations!
    • Discussion Topics
    • Resources
     
The Comedy of Errors
    2007 Study Guide
    07_comedy_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About The Comedy of Errors  
    • The Production: The Comedy of Errors at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Coriolanus
    2006 Study Guide
    coriolanus study guide  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Coriolanus  
    • The Production: Coriolanus at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Cymbeline
    2012 Study Guide
    12_Cymbeline  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Cymbeline  
    • The Production: Cymbeline at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Hamlet
    2008 Study Guide
    08_hamlet_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Hamlet  
    • The Production: Hamlet at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Henry IV, Part 1
    2006 Study Guide
    06_henryivp1_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Henry IV, Part 1  
    • The Production: Henry IV, Part 1 at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Henry V
    2012 Study Guide
    Henryv  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Henry V  
    • The Production: Henry V at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Julius Caesar
    2009 Study Guide
    09_caesar_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Julius Caesar  
    • The Production: Julius Caesar at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
King Lear
    2007 Study Guide
    07_lear_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About King Lear  
    • The Production: King Lear at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Love's Labour's Lost
    2008 Study Guide
    08_loves_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Love's Labour's Lost  
    • The Production: Love's Labour's Lost at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Macbeth
    2009 Study Guide
    09_macbeth_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction - The Stratford Shakespeare Festival story
    • The Play: About Macbeth
    • The Production: Macbeth at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Measure for Measure
    2013 Study Guide
    13_Measure  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Measure for Measure  
    • The Production: Measure for Measure at the Stratford Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
The Merchant of Venice
    2013 Study Guide
    13_Merchant  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About The Merchant of Venice  
    • The Production: The Merchant of Venice at the Stratford Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
    The Merchant of Venice Resource Package
    13_Merchant_Pkg  
     
The Merry Wives of Windsor
    2011 Study Guide
    The Merry Wives of Windsor Study Guide 

    Table of Contents
    • The Stratford Story
    • The Playwright
    • Cast of Characters
    • Plot Synopsis
    • Sources and Origins
    • Stratford Production History
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text
    • Resources
     
A Midsummer Night's Dream
    2009 Study Guide
    09_dream_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About A Midsummer Night's Dream  
    • The Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Much Ado About Nothing
    2012 Study Guide
    muchado  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Much Ado About Nothing  
    • The Production: Much Ado About Nothing at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Othello
    2013 Study Guide
    13_Othello  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Othello  
    • The Production: Othello at the Stratford Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
Richard III
    2011 Study Guide
    Richard III Study Guides 

    Table of Contents
    • The Stratford Story
    • The Playwright
    • Cast of Characters
    • Plot Synopsis
    • Sources and Origins
    • Stratford Production History
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text
    • Resources
     
Romeo and Julet
    2013 Study Guide13_Romeo  
    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About Romeo and Juliet  
    • The Production: Romeo and Juliet at the Stratford Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
The Taming of the Shrew
    2008 Study Guide
    08_shrew_study  

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction: The Stratford Story
    • The Play: About The Taming of the Shrew  
    • The Production: The Taming of the Shrew at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Activities
    • Resources
     
The Tempest
    2010 Study Guide
    10_TheTempest  

    Table of Contents
    • The Story
    • Cast of Characters
    • The Playwright
    • Shakespeare’s Sources
    • History of The Tempest at Stratford
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text - linked to Ontario curriculum expectations!
    • Discussion Topics
    • Resources
     
Titus Andronicus
    2011 Study Guide
    Titus Andronicus Study Guide 

    Table of Contents
    • The Stratford Story
    • The Playwright
    • Cast of Characters
    • Plot Synopsis
    • Sources and Origins
    • Stratford Production History
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text
    • Resources
     
Twelfth Night
    2011 Study Guide
    Twelfth Night Study Guide 

    Table of Contents
    • The Stratford Story
    • The Playwright
    • Cast of Characters
    • Plot Synopsis
    • Sources and Origins
    • Stratford Production History
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text
    • Resources
     
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
    2010 Study Guide
    10_TwoGentlemenofVerona  

    Table of Contents
    • The Story
    • Cast of Characters
    • The Playwright
    • History of The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Stratford
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text - linked to Ontario curriculum expectations!
    • Discussion Topics
    • Resources
     
The Winter's Tale
    2010 Study Guide
    10_TheWintersTale  

    Table of Contents
    • The Story
    • Cast of Characters
    • The Playwright
    • History of The Winter's Tale at Stratford
    • “A Tale of Truth Beyond Realism”
    • Imaginative Ways to Approach the Text - linked to Ontario curriculum expectations!
    • Discussion Topics
    • Resources
     
2014 Playbill List King LearCrazy for YouA Midsummer Night's DreamThe Beaux' StratagemMan of La ManchaAlice Through the Looking-GlassHay FeverKing JohnMother Courage and Her ChildrenAntony and CleopatraChristina, The Girl KingA Midsummer Night's Dream - a chamber play2014 Season