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Pop Sonnets — The hilarious Tumblr is now a book filled with new... MyShakespeare. Virtual Tour. How to Insult Like Shakespeare. April is the month when Shakespeare was born (in 1564) and died (in 1616).

How to Insult Like Shakespeare

Both events occurred in the English town of Stratford-upon-Avon. We can’t be sure of the exact day on which he was born, because there seems to be no surviving birth certificate, but church records show he was baptized on April 26th, 1564 (at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford). If his parents followed the then-normal protocol for baptizing children, their son was likely born three days earlier (which is why scholars use April 23 as Shakespeare’s birth date). It seems that Will also died on April 23. If that’s the right date, in 1616, the great bard was 52 years old when he left this life on his last birthday. Shakespeare wrote many plays, poems and sonnets. Here are some examples (and their sources). Alas, the lead quote, at the top of this page—frequently attributed to Will Shakespeare—is not part of his written record. Some have claimed that he said it, not wrote it, but that also seems unverified. “Mr. E. A. Abbott, A Shakespearean Grammar, PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION.

THE success which has attended the First and Second Editions of the SHAKESPEARIAN GRAMMAR, and the demand for a Third Edition within a year of the publication of the First, has encouraged the Author to endeavour to make the work somewhat more useful, and to render it, as far as possible, a complete book of reference for all difficulties of Shakespearian syntax or prosody.

E. A. Abbott, A Shakespearean Grammar, PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION.

For this purpose the whole of Shakespeare has been re-read, and an attempt has been made to include within this Edition the explanation of every idiomatic difficulty (where the text is not confessedly corrupt) that comes within the province of a grammar as distinct from a glossary. The great object being to make a useful book of reference for students, and especially for classes in schools, several Plays have been indexed so fully that with the aid of a glossary and historical notes the references will serve for a complete commentary.

E. A. A. 30th May, 1870. M. W. MacCallum, Shakespeare's Roman Plays and their Background, Preface, chapter 1, section 1. Shakespeare's Roman plays may be regarded as forming a group by themselves, less because they make use of practically the same authority and deal with similar subjects, than because they follow the same method of treatment, and that method is to a great extent peculiar to themselves.

M. W. MacCallum, Shakespeare's Roman Plays and their Background, Preface, chapter 1, section 1

They have points of contact with the English histories, they have points of contact with the free tragedies, but they are not quite on a line with either class. It seems, therefore, possible and desirable to discuss them separately. In doing so I have tried to keep myself abreast of the literature on the subject; which is no easy task when one lives at so great a distance from European libraries, and can go home only on hurried and infrequent visits. I hope, however, that there is no serious gap in the list of authorities I have consulted. The particular obligations of which I am conscious I have indicated in detail. The essay on Amyot needs less apology. Virtual Tour. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor.

While interesting to explore in his plays, the idea of Shakespeare as a poet isn’t new.

Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor

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. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare on Vimeo. Understanding Shakespeare. Virtual Tour. William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare (1564-1616), `The Bard of Avon', English poet and playwright wrote the famous 154 Sonnets and numerous highly successful oft quoted dramatic works including the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet; "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.

William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine ownself be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell: my blessing season this in thee! " Browse By Author: S. Everything Shakespeare - Summaries. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare. Open Source Shakespeare: search Shakespeare's works, read the texts. No Fear Shakespeare: Shakespeare's plays plus a modern translation you can understand. ShakespeareHelp - Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Shakespeare Quizzes, Shakespeare PowerPoints, Shakespeare Lesson Plans.

Absolute Shakespeare - plays, quotes, summaries, essays... Shakespeare Field Trip Intro. Shakespeare on the Net By Claire Cohen: Teacher, South River High School In addition to our student field trip available from the Start Field Trip link at the top right, we also offer a teacher's resource field trip on Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Field Trip Intro

If you are assigned Shakespeare, you are ready for advanced thinking. The language is not the same as yours, but Shakespeare targets personalities and describes complex personal issues that are as important today as they were in the 16th century. His work has survived because it accurately describes human reactions to the world. This period of history was called the Renaissance because of the reawakening of interest in the arts and sciences.

Each of the sites included in this module is very deep, so resist the temptation to wander through them. Objectives Upon completion of this module, students should be able to: Shakespeare Resource Center. Triangulating Shakespeare [home] Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet. Shakespeare Study Guide. Online Resources for Teachers. Folger Education offers a world of online resources for teachers, from individual teaching modules to curriculum guides to videos.

Online Resources for Teachers

As a national leader in the way Shakespeare is taught in American classrooms, we believe that the best way to help students succeed is to provide teachers with the best classroom resources possible. Keep in touch with us! Sign Up for BardNotes Get the latest information on new resources, lesson plans, workshops, and other news through our free monthly e-newsletter, BardNotes , especially designed for K-12 educators. Ideas created by today's classroom teachers.

Other Resources "Making a Scene" Blog for Teachers Join the conversation about best practices in teaching Shakespeare, trends in education, and information on Folger programs and activities. Shakespeare Online. What Shakespeare Sounded Like to Shakespeare: Reconstructing the Bard’s Original Pronunciation. What did Shakespeare’s English sound like to Shakespeare?

What Shakespeare Sounded Like to Shakespeare: Reconstructing the Bard’s Original Pronunciation

To his audience? And how can we know such a thing as the phonetic character of the language spoken 400 years ago? Shakespeare Uncovered. Which Shakespeare Character are You? Hamlet: Insider's Guide. Teach It!

Hamlet: Insider's Guide

Pre-Reading Hamlet with "Hamlet: An Insider’s Guide" Hamlet is Shakespeare's most famous play. For the last 400 years, the Prince of Denmark has intrigued actors, audiences and students for his philosophical thinking and odd behavior. Delve deeper into the mind of the troubled Dane with our Folger Insiders' Guide. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. A Midsummer Night's Dream Lesson Plans. Shakespeare. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. -Folger Shakespeare Library. Absolute Shakespeare - plays, quotes, summaries, essays... Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet.

Interactive Folio : Romeo and Juliet.