• Learning about Shakespeare and his Life and Times

    Directions:  Answer the questions for your given tasks.  You will have a quiz on this information.
    Task #1:  The man...William Shakespeare
    1.  Find at least one picture of him and save it in your photos!
    2. When was he born?
    3. Where was he born?
    4. Who was Shakespeare's wife?
    5. How many children did they have?
    6. When did he die?
    7. When is World Book Day celebrated and why?





    Task #2:  The Globe Theatre

    1. What is The Globe?
    2. Find an image of it and save it.
    3. What is significant about its shape/structure?
    4. When was The Globe built?
    5. What happened to the theatre in 1.613?
    6. Name three other theatres in London in 16th century.



    Task #3: Shakespeare's works

    1.  Name three of Shakespeare's comedies.
    2. Name three of Shakespeare's tragedies.
    3. Name three of Shakespeare's histories.



    Task #4:  The Authorship Debate
    The Shakespeare authorship question is the argument that someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed to him. Anti-Stratfordians—a collective term for believers of the various alternative-authorship theories—believe that Shakespeare of Stratford was a front to shield the identity of the real author or authors, who for some reason did not want or could not accept public credit.[1] (source:  modified from Wikipedia)
    First, define
    • "ghost writer"
    • "pseudonym"
     Then, visit this webpage and for Shakespeare and one other person from the below, include 2 reasons supporting the theory he's the true Bard and 2 problems with it. (So you'll have at least 4 points, 2 for Shakespeare, and 2 for another dude.)
    1.  Shakespeare
    2. Edward De Vere
    3. Sir Francis Bacon
    4. Christopher Marlowe
    5. Derby