Gill Shakespeare Focus: King Lear is a new and beautifully illustrated version of the play which expertly assists students in understanding Shakespeare’s great work and thoroughly prepares them for the Leaving Certificate examination.
Focused scene-by-scene analysis:
◆ Introductory Overview
◆ Summary and in-depth Critical Analysis
◆ Key Quotes plus commentary
◆ Exam-style questions and Sample Paragraphs with Examiner’s Comments.*
Essential study notes:
◆ Characters and relationships – analytical study
◆ Central Themes and Issues
◆ Dramatic Techniques – including imagery, letters, plot and sub-plot, irony and soliloquies
◆ Succinct treatment of King Lear as a Comparative Text – modes defined, key moments explored
◆ Exam Focus – purposeful use of key scenes, paragraphing succinctly, quoting effectively
◆ Full Sample Essays – marked and graded with invaluable Examiner’s Comments*
◆ Sample answer plans and paragraphs enable students to scaffold successful answers
◆ Sample Leaving Certificate exam questions relevant to the latest changes in the exam.
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Teacher Resources Additional
Teacher’s Resources are available on GillExplore.ie, our smart, reliable and easy-to-use resources platform:
◆ Additional sample answers
Martin Kieran and Frances Rocks are experienced teachers and examiners who have written several Leaving Certificate English textbooks. Martin has worked for many years as Chief Advising Examiner for Leaving Certificate Higher Level English. Frances delivers in-service workshops for second-level teachers of English throughout the country.