The Merchant of Venice Activity Pack (ZigZag Education)

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The Merchant of Venice Activity Pack

‘All that glisters is not gold.’

This comprehensive Activity Pack for Shakespeare’s comedy The Merchant of Venice has a variety of activities for every scene of the play, all clearly linked to GCSE Assessment Objectives. It also includes engaging activities for all main characters, character relationships and themes in coherent and original detail.

Help students to engage with the play as a performance and understand the relevance of historical context and the genre of comedy with these tasks.

Great ideas and an up-to-date approach...
I really like this resource - it seems very supportive and is readily adaptable. Highlights the subtleties of the text and gives interesting insights and areas for further thought/reflection/research.

S Jones, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

By referencing the film adaptation directed by Michael Radford in 2004, some activities also help students to recognise the conventions of this creative medium and the differences that adaptations have on characters and other dramatic devices.

Even more:

  • Exam board specific prompts help students compare this play to a text of their choosing.
  • Incorporates the aims of the controlled assessment for all major exam boards (OCR, AQA, EDEXCEL, WJEC).

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