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Did Shakespeare write his plays? - Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams. Our discussion of Shakespeare’s identity draws from a few sources.

Did Shakespeare write his plays? - Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams

A great reference is Slate’s episode, How Mathematicians Determine Authorship. Teflreflections: Shakespeare boom - a reading lesson. In one of my previous posts I blogged about using literature in EFL and gave an example lesson plan based around Hamlet's soliloquy.

teflreflections: Shakespeare boom - a reading lesson.

I also said I would post a lesson plan I tend to do before the actual soliloquy class as it provides a good introduction to Shakespeare and his plays - so here it is. Not as soon as I promised it would land here, but better late than never. I've tried to follow the tips for designing better skills lesson which I blogged about here in: "Let's bring back the TAPES. " I built in reflection stages into the lesson plan, because I believe that whenever possible we should give our learners the tools they can use outside the class to better tackle similar texts (Techniques-oriented). I used authentic material and tried to make the tasks authentic too (Authentic). This lesson is suitable for any level from Intermediate above, although certain exercises might need adapting (see IDEAS)and more, or less, scaffolding depending on the students' level. The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare.

17 Shakespeare Plays Summed Up by a Single Taylor Swift Lyric. Shakespeare is everywhere.

17 Shakespeare Plays Summed Up by a Single Taylor Swift Lyric

I mean probably 99% of the idioms that leave your mouth on any give day were coined by a dude who wore a frilly collar and wrote with a quill pen. Seriously. Laughing stock, one fell swoop, wild-goose chase, full circle, mind's eye, be-all end-all, goodness' sake—Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare. And that is just the tip of a seriously large iceberg. Think Titanic-sinking proportions, here. I stay up too late, got nothing in my brain / That's what people say mmm, that's what people say mmm - Hamlet Magic, madness, heaven, sin - Macbeth Bad blood - Titus Andronicus See the lights / See the party, the ball gowns / I see you make your way through the crowd / You say "hello," little did I know / That you were Romeo - Romeo and Juliet Love's a game, want to play?

A Winter's Tale – inspired by Shakespeare's play. How to Kiss, According to Shakespeare. Kissing is pretty neat.

How to Kiss, According to Shakespeare

Let’s not dive too deeply into the haunted crypt that is my love life, but suffice it to say I have kissed a person or two in my time. No one's good at it right away; it takes practice. Learning to kiss is like learning to ride a bike. You have no clue what you’re doing, you’re nervous, your hands are sweaty, and the whole time you’re just hoping for the best while hurtling through the unknowable void. Monthly news lesson: Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. Did Shakespeare write his plays? - Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams. Our discussion of Shakespeare’s identity draws from a few sources.

Did Shakespeare write his plays? - Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams

A great reference is Slate’s episode, How Mathematicians Determine Authorship. Most claims in the video are based on a study by Craig and Kinney, Shakespeare, Computers, and the Mystery of Authorship. What makes Shakespeare’s prose so easy to memorize? Could it be the patterns found in Shakespeare’s text? Check out David Freeman and Gregory Taylor’s TED-Ed Original to learn more about “Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter.” Because of the transition from print media to digital media, stylometry has recently grown as a topic of interest for researchers. Shakespeare Lives, Shakespeare's Globe The Complete Walk: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare - SparkNotes. Shakespeare for Life: The Merchant of Venice.

Exploring English: Shakespeare - British Council. TeachingEnglish. Exploring English: Shakespeare - British Council. 17 Shakespeare Plays Summed Up by a Single Taylor Swift Lyric. Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet. The story of Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona in Italy.

Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, hate each other so much that they fight on the street whenever they meet. One of these families, the Capulets, organises a big party so that they can introduce their daughter Juliet to a rich nobleman, Count Paris, who has asked to marry her. Juliet is nearly 14, and her parents are keen for her to marry soon. Romeo is the son of the Montague family, and is also about 14. Romeo and his friends decide that it would be exciting to go to the Capulets’ party too. That night, at the party, Romeo meets Juliet, and they fall in love at first sight. Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, gets angry very easily. Meanwhile, the Capulets decide that Juliet must marry Count Paris immediately.

When the guests arrive for Juliet’s wedding the next day, Juliet’s lifeless body is discovered. When the Capulets and Montagues discover both their children dead, they are united in their sadness. A painting of a map of the plays of Shakespeare. Shakespeare and %20his family lesson plan. Shakespeare is everywhere: Christopher Gaze at TEDxVancouver. William Shakespeare: All the world's a secret admirer.

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Shakespeare character quiz. Shakespeare Unbound - the arts,english(9,10) - ABC Splash - Skip to content Add this to your favourites.

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What accent did Shakespeare have? - Teaching English – British Council. The life of Shakespeare. This lesson is about Shakespeare’s life.

The life of Shakespeare

It provides students with an insight into the major events of his life, with a focus on pronunciation of past tense forms, asking questions and the lexis of life events. Topic: The life of Shakespeare Level: A2 Time: 80 minutes Aims To develop students’ ability to read for detail, read aloud, transcribe dictated text, ask and answer questionsTo develop students’ vocabulary of life eventsTo give practice with reading, writing, listening and speaking, focusing on pronunciationTo raise students’ awareness of Shakespeare, his life and work.

The First Folio: A 400 Year Obsession. Video: If Shakespearean Insults Were Used Today - Anglophenia. Women in Shakespeare's plays. This lesson examines the role of women in Shakespeare’s day (16th/17th century), and compares this with the roles and characters of some of the women in his plays.

Women in Shakespeare's plays

Topic: The role of women in the times and works of Shakespeare Level: B2 Time: 90 minutes Aims: To develop students’ reading and speaking skillsTo develop students’ vocabulary (adjectives of personality)To increase students’ familiarity with female characters in Shakespeare’s plays Copyright - please read All the materials on these pages are free for you to download and copy for educational use only.

The Seven Ages of Man. No Fear Shakespeare: Shakespeare's plays plus a modern translation you can understand. William Shakespeare. Folger Digital Texts. X Folger Digital Texts use the text of Shakespeare's plays and poems from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions.

Folger Digital Texts

The editions contain the work of Shakespeare on the right-hand pages, and notes, glosses, and illustrations on the left. Folger Digital Texts use the same page numbers as the Folger editions. In the editions, the text of the play appears only on the right-hand, odd-numbered pages, so page numbers here are all odd numbers, too. FTLN stands for Folger Through Line Number. Shakespeare First Folio found in French library. A rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio has been discovered in a provincial town in France. The book – one of only 230 believed to still exist - had lain undisturbed in the library at Saint-Omer in the north of France for 200 years. Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier was searching for books to use in a planned exhibition of “Anglo-Saxon” authors when he stumbled across the 1623 tome in September.

Cordonnier, a librarian, said that at first he had no idea that the battered book in his hands was a treasure. “It had been wrongly identified in our catalogue as a book of Shakespeare plays most likely dating from the 18th century,” he said on Tuesday. “I didn’t instantly recognise it as a book of value. Shakespeare's Insult Generator.

David Crystal on English Idioms by Shakespeare. Shakespeare: Legacy and Modern Interpretations. Shakespeare: Original pronunciation. The Shakespeare Enigma. Shakespeare Lesson – A Shakespeare Lesson for Students new to the Bard. Teaching Shakespeare - Top Tips for Teaching Shakespeare. Teaching Shakespeare can be one of the most challenging, yet enlightening jobs ever because there are always new techniques to try and fresh perspectives to discover.

There is nothing more satisfying than when you get a student to engage with Shakespeare because you know that experience will stay with them for the rest of their life. However, Shakespeare gets an undeservedly bad reputation in schools. I think that those with negative feelings about Shakespeare are more vocal than students with positive experiences. So, here are my top three teaching Shakespeare tips – and I welcome contributions from Shakespeare teachers worldwide. If you think I’ve got something wrong or would like share your own advice with fellow Shakespeare teachers, please share your thoughts and top tips with us. No Fear Shakespeare. Duncan Fewins works with the Royal Shakespeare Company to improve the quality of Shakespeare education in the UK. He is also a drama lecturer and programme manager at Stratford-upon-Avon College. Here, he speaks to About.com about overcoming your fear of Shakespeare.

About.com: What do you aim to achieve in your workshops at the Royal Shakespeare Company and in your lecturing career at Stratford-upon-Avon College? Duncan Fewins: Obviously, these texts were written 400 years ago and can sometimes appear intimidating, so my main aim is to make them accessible and alive. Shakespeare's Birthplace - A Tour of Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford upon Avon.

A Tour of Shakespeare’s Birthplace The highlight of any visit to the house is the birth room itself. Located on the first floor, the room is dressed with traditional 16th-century wall-cloths and green and red textiles. The room is located above the parlor which would have been the warmest room in the house, and therefore the best place for the Bard’s heavily pregnant mother, Mary Arden, to rest. In truth, there is no firm historical evidence that Shakespeare was actually born in this room at all, but circumstantial evidence suggests it is very likely.

Living Quarters You can find the parlor and hall on the ground floor where the young Shakespeare would have grown up and where his parents would have entertained guests.