The Machiavel: A Tale of Lies and Deceit Student Book

The Machiavel: A Tale of Lies and Deceit Student Book


The Machiavel: A Tale of Lies and Deceit introduces students to the Machiavel as a narrative that has shaped, and continues to shape, our world.

The study provides students the opportunity for close engagement with the following texts: 

  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

  • The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare

  • The Talented Mr Ripley directed by Anthony Minghella

By engaging in a close study of classic representations of the Machiavel as a tale of lies and deceit alongside a contemporary re-creation of this story, students will develop their knowledge of how this narrative has influenced the ways societies and cultures understand and characterise themselves. 

This student book is a highly valuable resource for students and teachers of the NSW Stage 6 English Year 11 Advanced Module A: Narratives that Shape our World. It includes:

  • Engaging classroom activities to develop skills in analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of texts

  • Texts regarded as quality literature

  • Texts that represent a variety of cultural, social, and gender perspectives

Authors: Emily Bosco and Anthony Bosco

Format: A4 Paperback, 82 pages

ISBN: 978 1 925771 02 2

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