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Session Title: Decolonizing Shakespeare Learning Outcomes: - Explain what decolonizing Shakespeare means - Analyze examples of productions that have decolonized Shakespeare - Evaluate the challenges associated with decolonizing Shakespeare

Materials Needed: - Worksheets - Access to online resources - Optional โ€“ Computers/devices to access online resources

Time Needed: 45 mins โ€“ 1hr

Introduction (5 mins): Welcome students to the session and explain what the topic is: Decolonizing Shakespeare. Explain the rationale for this topic โ€“ why is it important? Introduce the concept of decolonisation in the context of theatre, what does it mean?

Main Content (35 mins): Explain the objective of the session - to discuss and evaluate the challenges associated with decolonizing Shakespeare.

Instruct the students to break into small groups. Provide each group with worksheets - a copy of the text and some discussion questions. Ask them to discuss the following: - What does it mean to decolonize Shakespeare? - What is the purpose and importance of decolonizing Shakespeare? - What challenges are associated with decolonizing Shakespeare?

Following the breakout session, have each group share their conclusions, and facilitate a larger discussion to discuss the points raised.

Examples (15 mins): Show examples of productions that have decolonized Shakespeare, such as: - The Cast Offs - The Lorax - Rhapsody of the Black Dog

Share the following videos with the students to get more details on each production: - The Cast Offs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjh08dDih14) - The Lorax (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81tGZC7hnMI) - Rhapsody of the Black Dog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-InT_n-_wE)

Plenary (5 mins): Summarize the main points raised in the session. Ask the students to explain what they have learned about decolonizing Shakespeare and what were the biggest challenges that emerged.

Optional Homework: Provide students with the following worksheet to deepen their understanding of the topic (https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices/decolonising-shakespeare-worksheet-activities).

End of Session (5 mins): Thank the students for participating and remind them of any upcoming events/deadlines. ยงยง 1035