Shakespeare, junior high students, adolescents, Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night is a valuable play to be studied by junior high students as an introduction to Shakespeare. It includes humor, it deals with the important issues of relationships and bullying in a healthy way, and it encourages the reader to move away from a suspension of reality with these and other issues that are important in this stage of life. Shakespeare needs to be relatable to students in order to break down the barriers of difficult language and a bygone time period that make his work appear impenetrable to young people today.
Intensive reading, discussion, and (in some sections) viewing of plays from the comedy, tragedy, romance, and history genres.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Monson, Sarah, "The Relevance of Twelfth Night for Adolescents" (2012). All Student Publications. 104.
Class Project or Paper
© 2012 Sarah Monson
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