Essays in the Craft

It’s almost impossible for me to set an assignment on Shakespeare without producing some kind of model answer … it’s a compulsion rather than a chore.

So this blog will increasingly be a place to find:

  • model answers for Key Stage 4 (AQA) and Key Stage 5 (OCR);
  • general essays on themes, characters, etc – basically, whatever I’m obsessing about at any given moment;
  • perhaps (still undecided) some of my University essays; and
  • eventually, some sort of scene by scene commentary

Feel free to engage with my ideas, and don’t be shy about dropping me a line if your opinion differs (or indeed if you agree)!

Finally, a word about plagiarism.

The fact that the essays appear here does not allow you to reproduce them or present them as your own work. They’re here to help inform your ideas, NOT replace them. And, if you’re a student who has to use Turnitin, then you can be sure that anything I post here has already been submitted to Turnitin by me, so it WILL be flagged up.  If you want to quote me, that’s fine, with an appropriate reference.

Basically, plagiarism is academic theft, so don’t do it!

Author: Boar's Head, Eastcheap

Hyperactive English Teacher and Tutor; Shakespeare-obsessed 'Villainous abominable misleader of youth'; 'old white-bearded Satan'; Friend of the Orangutan

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