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Learning Framework

Concept

Audience imperatives, characterisation, collaboration, context, genre, setting, style and theme.

Content

Student understands that conventions shape the nature of communication in different genres. 

Skills

  • Communication

Resource Key

When accessing content use the numbers below to guide you:

 LEVEL 1: 
brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

LEVEL 2: 
provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

LEVEL 3:
lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

History of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Unlike many of his other plays it does not include any historical figures. The feast of John the Baptist was celebrated as an English festival on June 24 (Midsummer Day) It was believed that on Midsummer Night that the fairies and witches held their festival. To dream about Midsummer Night was to conjure up images of fairies and witches and other similar creatures and supernatural events.

(A Midsummer Night's Dream the play by William Shakespeare, http://www.william-shakespeare.info/shakespeare-play-a-midsummer-nights-dream.htm, downloaded 4 August 2016.)

Famous Quotes

The quotes from the play are amongst Shakespeare's most famous including:

"The course of true love never did run smooth". (Act I, Scene I).

"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact." (Act V, Scene I).

(A Midsummer Night's Dream the play by William Shakespeare, http://www.william-shakespeare.info/shakespeare-play-a-midsummer-nights-dream.htm, downloaded 4 August 2016.)

Information on A Midsummer Night's Dream

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