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Drama - 60 Second Shakespeare - Shakespeare's plays, themes and characters - Romeo and Juliet

Drama - 60 Second Shakespeare - Shakespeare's plays, themes and characters - Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Free Online Book - Scene I. A public place. Prev | Next | Contents Scene I. A public place. [Enter Sampson and Gregory armed with swords and bucklers.] Sampson. Who was William Shakespeare? William Shakespeare is known across the world as the writer of plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, and as one of the most famous British people ever. Sometimes known simply as ‘the Bard’, he lived over four hundred years ago – not bad for the son of a man who made a living from making gloves. Part of the fascination is that despite being so well-known we don’t actually have much information about him; even his name is spelt differently each time it appears, ranging from ‘Shak-peare’ to ‘Shaksper’.

William Shakespeare Biography for Kids – To be or not to be « William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on April 23, 1564. He most likely attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford, where he learned Latin grammar and literature. In 1582, he married 26 year-old Anne Hathaway at the age of 18. In 1583, William’s first child, Susanna was born. In 1585, he had twins, Hamlet and Judith. Between 1589 and 1590, William is believed to have written his first play, Henry VIII (part I).

How the English Language Is Shakespeare's Language Almost all students of English, native and non-native speakers alike, have to study the works of William Shakespeare. Most do so begrudgingly. Part of this reaction is because, despite reassurances from teachers that Shakespeare was one of the most influential writers in the English language (and in the world), many students don’t understand exactly how profound Shakespeare’s influence was on the development of the English language. Here’s some food for thought: Before Shakespeare’s time, written English was, on the whole, not standardized. His works contributed significantly to the standardization of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.

What can you learn from Shakespeare’s heroines? Image copyright The Globe Kim Kardashian West might be today's leading lady, but teenage girls could learn a lot more from Shakespeare's heroines, a head teacher has claimed. Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School, says Shakespeare's Cleopatra, Beatrice, Rosalind and Viola are far better role models. So what did William Shakespeare's heroines know that might help teenagers today? The heroines on Mrs Lunnon's list have one thing in common. They were all underestimated, says Erica Whyman, deputy artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

The Complete Walk A free, interactive celebration of Shakespeare's plays Download The Complete Walk Map to plan your route (PDF version) Download The Complete Walk Credits & Synopses (PDF version) Over the spring weekend of 23 – 24 April 2016, the banks of the Thames will come alive with an extraordinary celebration as Shakespeare’s Globe invites the world to join The Complete Walk. The Shakespeare family saga The story of Shakespeare’s family – one of upward social mobility – is reflected in their homes. Start in the small village of Wilmcote, three miles north of Stratford-upon-Avon, where the playwright’s mother, Mary Arden, grew up in a small farmhouse built around 1514 by her father, Robert. Mary was the youngest of eight daughters by his first wife; his second, Agnes Hill, brought with her two sons and two daughters. When Robert made his will in 1556, he named young Mary as one of his two executors and left her a substantial amount of land and money, which suggests that she was a woman of exceptional ability. Mary married the up-and-coming glover (and later wool dealer and money-lender) John Shakespeare, probably in 1557.

Shakespeare's Work, year 9 ⋆ About This theme page presents lesson plans and materials about Shakespeare for year 9 of Swedish Compulsory School. The aim is to make students enjoy Shakespearean stories and realise that they are as modern now as they were 400 years ago. Warm-up Songs Shakespeare, sung by Miranda Cosgrove, with lyrics Shakespeare Lives This Shakespeare Lives schools’ pack has been created by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. The pack celebrates Shakespeare as a writer who still speaks for all people and nations, addressing big questions and themes about the human experience and what it means to be a citizen in the twenty-first century. This pack encourages teachers and pupils to engage with some of the key issues, themes and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays, and to explore the ways they remain relevant and current in our lives today, wherever we are in the world. Specially designed to encourage learning across the curriculum, the resource is split into five key themes; Leadership and Power, Family and Relationships, Identity and Equality, Fate and Destiny, Justice and Rules.

Black Death - Facts & Summary Today, scientists understand that the Black Death, now known as the plague, is spread by a bacillus called Yersina pestis. (The French biologist Alexandre Yersin discovered this germ at the end of the 19th century.) They know that the bacillus travels from person to person pneumonically, or through the air, as well as through the bite of infected fleas and rats.

Shakespeare - Macbeth Scotland is at war, and has just won a great battle. Macbeth, a general in the Scottish army, is the hero of the battle. On his way home afterwards, Macbeth and his friend meet three mysterious witches. Somehow, the witches already know Macbeth’s name. William Shakespeare Resources Welcome to Will’s World – home of all our Shakespeare 2016 celebrations! To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we’ll be bringing you lots of brand-new resources to help you explore the enduring relevance of his plays, characters and language with your students. Be sure to sign up for our monthly emails to get all the latest Shakespeare resources – plus a FREE copy of our Hamlet eBook! lesson plans & videos fun and games competition webinars free ebook This brand-new series of lesson plans and videos is designed to help you get students excited about Shakespeare and explore the enduring relevance of his language, and plays in our everyday lives. Ideal for Teens and Intermediate level students, there’ll be a lesson plan and video to accompany each of our seven Shakespeare titles.