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Allís Well that Sells Well: A Creative Introduction to Shakespeare

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Allís Well that Sells Well: A Creative Introduction to Shakespeare

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patsy Hamby

Patsy Hamby

Dallas, Georgia


National Council of Teachers of English


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