Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor | TED-Ed While interesting to explore in his plays, the idea of Shakespeare as a poet isn’t new. He wrote many poems. Most famously, he penned 154 sonnets that are often as studied and celebrated as his plays. His sonnets feature a specific format that uses iambic pentameter to reflect great meaning and emotion in a short burst of verse. If it’s the words themselves that grab you, take a plunge down the rabbit hole of Open Source Shakespeare: a beautiful marriage of the bard and technology that allows you to search every poem and play Shakespeare ever wrote for individual words and phrases. You’ve seen some of the similarities between Shakespeare’s meter and music. If all of this wordplay makes you want to get up on your feet and speak the words, you should research the English Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition – an annual recitation competition featuring some of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches. Want even more Shakespeare?
96 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare The idea of tackling Shakespeare in school has sometimes sent chills down both students’ and teachers’ spines, but the truth is that studying Shakespeare doesn’t have to be so daunting. His plays and sonnets are filled with themes that are relevant even today, are humorous, lyrical, and provide important historical content. Most importantly, Shakespeare knew how to tell a good story. Whether you are teaching or learning Shakespeare in a traditional classroom, in an online course, in high school, or college, there are resources below that will make teaching and learning about Shakespeare and fun and engaging experience. Comprehensive Resources These resources offer a wealth of information about Shakespeare and his works. Shakespeare Online. Reading Shakespeare Use these links to find full online texts, modern translations, searchable text, and more. No Fear Shakespeare. Articles Types of Female Characters in Shakespeare. Quizzes Find out how much you know about Shakespeare with these quizzes.
Free ESL Worksheets, English Teaching Materials, ESL Lesson Plans Email from the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition Dear John Bentley, Watch this video! Anyone who thinks the First Folio proves William of Stratford wrote the works of William Shakespeare should watch this video: The video shows clearly that the man depicted in the Droeshout engraving of Shakespeare in the First Folio is wearing an impossible garment! Once analyzed, it is clear that the engraving shows him wearing a doublet in which the right front is actually the left back of the same doublet shown on his left front. As explained in the video, this is not something that could have happened by accident. The Droeshout engraving The best-known image of Shakespeare is the iconic “Droeshout engraving” on the title page of the First Folio collection of his plays, published in 1623. Now we know that the oddities were deliberate and must have been required by the publishers to alert readers, right up front, not to trust what followed. This Figure, that thou here seest put/ It was for gentle Shakespeare cut
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51 Random Facts about William Shakespeare Other than what is found in a few church records and legal documents and in a few contemporary documents such as playgoers' diaries, most evidence of Shakespeare's life is circumstantial. Very little is known for certain.a More than 80 spelling variations are recorded for Shakespeare's name, from “Shappere” to “Shaxberd.”a In the few signatures that have survived, Shakespeare spelled his name “Willm Shaksp,” “William Shakespe,” “Wm Shakspe,” “William Shakspere,” ”Willm Shakspere,” and “William Shakspeare”--but never “William Shakespeare.”a One of the three signatures on Shakespeare's will, spelled "William Shakspeare" Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, just three days before the Stratford parish register recorded an outbreak of the plague.e By tradition, it is generally supposed that Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. April 23 is Saint George's Day, the national day of England, and the same date as Shakespeare's death in 1616 at the age of 52.d
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Shakespeare may have smoked weed, study finds In a study published in the South African Journal of Science, pipes from William Shakespeare's garden had traces of marijuana on them. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) explains. Buzz60 William Shakespeare, perhaps Western literature's most renowned contributor, might have enjoyed an occasional hit of cannabis, according to a study published in July. Francis Thackeray and his team from South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand were loaned 24 "tobacco pipe" fragments from Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon property by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Thackeray and his team used an advanced testing technique--called gas chromatography mass spectrometry--to analyze the pipe fragments. "We were delighted to find indications of cannabis," Thackeray said. In an unpublished manuscript, Thackeray suggests that Shakespeare preferred cannabis as a "stimulant which had mind-stimulating properties." In fact, Shakespeare's Sonnet 76 may contain some references to drug use.
List of Interactive Quizzes The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply. The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. The seventeen quizzes with a gold marble were written by the English faculty at an estimable midwestern university and are used here with the permission of that department. The ten quizzes with a red marble were prepared by students in Professor Karyn Hollis's Tutor Training course at Villanova University. Clicking on the NUMBER immediately before the quiz's name will take you to the section of the Guide pertaining to the grammatical issue(s) addressed in that quiz. Clicking on the Guide's logo at the top of a quiz-page will bring you back to this page.
William Shakespeare Quotes at AbsoluteShakespeare.com William Shakespeare quotes such as "To be, or not to be" and "O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?" form some of literature's most celebrated lines. Other famous Shakespeare quotes such as "I 'll not budge an inch", "We have seen better days" ,"A dish fit for the gods" and the expression it's "Greek to me" have all become catch phrases in modern day speech. Furthermore, other William Shakespeare quotes such as "to thine own self be true" have become widely spoken pearls of wisdom. Sonnet 18 "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Hamlet To be, or not to be: that is the question". - (Act III, Scene I). "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry". - (Act I, Scene III). "This above all: to thine own self be true". - (Act I, Scene III). "Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.". - (Act II, Scene II). "That it should come to this!". "What a piece of work is man! "In my mind's eye". - (Act I, Scene II).
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