Topic: Shakespeare and prejudice: The Merchant of Venice; Othello; The Taming of the Shrew
Time: 75-85 minutes
- To introduce students to three of Shakespeare’s best-known plays, all of which have been quite controversial as being sexist or racist.
- To help students to understand a little about Shakespearian society and how it might have differed from modern-day society and mores.
- To provoke discussion about prejudice in general terms as well as relating it to Shakespearian plays.