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Secondary Shakespeare in the UK: what gets taught and why?

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In this paper, we report data from the first national survey of secondary Shakespeare teaching in the UK, conducted online in 2017–18 with a sample of 211 teachers distributed through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We report on what is taught and why. Our survey shows that the most popular play in the UK is Macbeth, which is one-fifth of all Shakespeare teaching instances in our sample. At age 11, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest dominate, while at A level A.C. Bradle...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7548-2540
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
English in Education More from this journal
Volume:
55
Issue:
2
Pages:
102-115
Publication date:
2019-11-27
Acceptance date:
2019-11-01
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EISSN:
1754-8845
ISSN:
0425-0494
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:1070185
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uuid:c04de0c9-abfb-410f-a7b2-dd3204b9231e
Local pid:
pubs:1070185
Source identifiers:
1070185
Deposit date:
2019-11-06

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