The course of democracy never did run smooth. This has been made very apparent by the current government shutdown.
Shakespeare’s Roman plays offer up the perfect opportunity to talk about democracy’s effectiveness (or ineffectiveness).
Discuss the role of government with your students in these suggested plays:
- Antony and Cleopatra
- Julius Caesar
Tip: Expand the discussion to the Bard’s portrayal of politicians. Do they help or hinder the democratic process?