Tragedy in King Lear: Literary Genre Booklet for AS and A Level AQA B

Tragedy in King Lear: Literary Genre Booklet for AS and A Level AQA B

Complement your set-text teaching for Papers 1 and 2 with these innovative genre-based resources. Notes, quotes and activities help students situate their studied text within the genre of tragedy.

  1. Set the scene with introductory notes for both genre and text
  2. Concentrate attention on relevant features with focused, student-friendly analysis of tragic aspects in the text
    • Explore characters, language, structure, form, setting, critical reception and themes
    • Quotation analysis pinpoints key ideas
    • Literary and dramatic terms defined in context and in a comprehensive glossary
  3. Build analytical skills and consolidate genre-based tragedy knowledge with varied, creative activities – suggested answers included!
  4. Practise close reading for Section A with important tragic annotated extracts and accompanying activities

Presented as an A5 booklet for easy use – a perfect companion to ZigZag Education’s Comprehensive Guides.

Aspects of Tragedy AQA B English Literature Texts

AS Paper 1A Section A: Shakespeare

Othello or King Lear

AS Paper 1A Section B: Drama

Death of a Salesman, Richard II or A Streetcar Named Desire

AS Paper 2A Section A: Poetry

John Keats’s ‘Lamia’, ‘Isabella or the Pot of Basil’, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ and ‘The Eve of St Agnes’, Thomas Hardy’s Selected Poems or Poetry Anthology: Tragedy

AS Paper 2A Section B: Prose

The Great Gatsby, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, or The Remains of the Day

A Level Paper 1A Sections A and B: Shakespeare

Othello or King Lear

A Level Paper 1A Section C: Prose, Drama or Poetry

The Great Gatsby, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, John Keats’s ‘Lamia’, ‘Isabella or the Pot of Basil’, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ and ‘The Eve of St Agnes’, Death of a Salesman, Richard II, or Poetry Anthology: Tragedy

‘Very good. It would make a great revision resource to summarise and clarify pupil learning. Activities are varied [and] designed with specific purpose and audience. Context is usefully woven through other sections to show its relevance. The marked-up extracts are extremely useful to pupils. They are shown how to analyse key quotations, and what might be considered important/relevant to include in their answers.’
– S Owen, Head of English and Independent Reviewer

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