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Shakespeare’s plays offer many opportunities to teach complex characterization development, and The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is certainly no exception. When teaching characterization, start by explaining the following two characterization techniques: Direct characterization: a technique used to directly reveal characters, including overt descriptions of their appearances, relationships and interests. Indirect characterization: a technique used to indirectly reveal characters through their thoughts, actions, and speech. Use Venn Diagrams Once they have a general understanding of these two definitions, students should identify ample examples of each type. You may want to instruct your students to complete a Venn diagram to visually represent the similarities and differences between direct and indirect characterization of specific characters in the play. A new diagram can be completed for each major character. Provide Examples of Direct Characterization Teaching direct characterization is