This detailed 17 slide PowerPoint explores several contextual areas of Shakespeare’s “Othello” as a Tragedy to support teachers’ and students’ understanding of the play.
I have used this in my teaching of CCEA’s A2 Unit 1 module (Shakespearean Genres) to help enhance students’ use of AO3 in their written responses. As students are only required to comment on the Literary Context of the play, this PowerPoint focuses solely on Tragedy.
Areas of Contextual Study include the following:
- Definitions of Tragedy
- Aristotle and Tragedy
- Key Elements of Tragedy
- Structure of Tragedy
- Characters in Tragedy: The Tragic Hero, The Villain
- Conventions in Tragedy
- Types of Tragedy: Jacobean/ Senecan Revenge Tragedy, Political Tragedy, Domestic Tragedy
- Shakespearean Tragedy
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Very detailed and useful! Thanks!
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