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classic tragedy forewarns of vanity and its fleeting values, explores the
concept of aging and the decline of control, power and identity. In an age of social
media, its vanity and its attached fleeting values, our individual lack of
control and our ever-changing identities in the post-modern world, this text
remains relevant and essential. I have taught this text many times in the last
20 years and I have used this specific resource (revised in 2020): to lead my
teaching in class, as a distance learning material/homework assignment and even
as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students.
dynamically presented PowerPoint lesson provides a detailed and engaging
introduction to the text through a series of structured discussion and writing
tasks, looking at the following areas.
and work of William Shakespeare.
themes within the text and their baring on the post-modern world.
characterisation of the leading personalities within the text.
This is a
complete resource with no additional work required from the teacher. Enjoy!