His Life and Times|
SCHOOL: Centerville High School East
WORKSHOP LOCATION: March 22 Centerville City
TITLE OF COMPANION ACTION PLAN: Shakespeares
GRADE LEVEL(S) 9
SPECIFIC TOPIC: Shakespeare and 16th/17th Century
This pathfinder includes information on a
variety of topics related to Shakespeare and the period in
which he wrote his plays and sonnets. Some of the topics
covered include: theaters of the 16th and 17th Century
England; the life of William Shakespeare, Elizabeth I and
James I; Shakespeares works; acting, performance and actors of
the period; the plague in London; the great fire of
92 James I
Elizabeth I, Queen of England,
James I, King of Great Britain,
Plague -- History
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Criticism and
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Theater -- England -- History --
Introduction to Shakespeare's Life and Times|
web site is divided into ten topics to assist the viewer:
Shakespere's life, the stage, society, history and politics,
drama literature and art, plays, and background of
William Shakespeare and the Internet|
complete annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare
resources available on the Internet. Here you will find a
Shakespeare timeline, which gives the key events of
Shakespeare's life and work along with related documentary
evidence. On a sidebar you will find links to his works, life
and times, theater, criticism, renaissance, sources
educational best sites and other sites.|
essential Shakespeare resource for William Shakespeare's
plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary
searchable site provides a brief biography, play synopses, the
text of Shakespeare's last will and testament, and a list of
recommended books. There is also information and annotated
links on the Authorship Debate, the Globe Theatre, Elizabethan
England, and Shakespeare's use of language (including a
searchable glossary of words from plays and commentary on
syntax, usage shifts, and rhetorical devices).|
Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth I,
detailed and thorough site contains information about her
early life, major events of her reign, even her wardrobe.
There is also material covering life in Elizabethan England,
including the status of women, the church, and the structure
of the government. Glimpses of Elizabeth the person are
revealed in the FAQ and through a collection of quotations.
Includes bibliographies and film listings.
I: Ruler and Legend|
exhibition explores the life and reign of this remarkable
queen [Elizabeth I], examining how her unique personality was
forged and why her legend has endured. Click on THE EXHIBIT to
I (1603-25 AD)|
to information about his life, his works and additional
resources on the web.|
Fire: Red Sky at Night|
knows the Great Fire of London started in a baker's shop in
the aptly named Pudding Lane, but was it an accident or a
destructive Papist plot?|
September 1666, much of London vanished in the Great Fire.
This site tells the story of the fire, explains its legacy,
and includes links to other great resources.|
London Plague of 1665|
was decimated by the virulent plague that struck it in the
year 1665. Learn about it here.|
Great Plague of London|
more about the Great Plague of London, which, at its height,
claimed 6,000 victims a week.|
Britannica Presents the Globe Theatre-Then and
sections on Shakespeare, the plays, the Globe, and Elizabethan
England - life and times.|
article will give you an overview of the elements of the
and Audio-Visual Items|
Linda Jacobs. Plague and pestilence: a history of infectious
disease. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1998.|
James I. New York: Chelsea House Publishers,
Fido, Martin. Shakespeare. New York: Hammond,
Giblin, When plague strikes: the Black Death,
smallpox, AIDS. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
search of Shakespeare [DVD] hosted by Michael Wood.
[Alexandria, VA]: PBS Home Video, 2003.
Shakespeare, the Globe and the world. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1979.
for students: critical interpretations of All's well that ends
well, Antony and Cleopatra, The comedy of errors, Coriolanus,
Measure for measure, Richard II, The Sonnets, The winter's
tale. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000.|
students: critical interpretations of As you like it, Hamlet,
Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The merchant of Venice, A midsummer
night's dream, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet. Detroit: Gale
Shakespeare for students: critical
interpretations of Henry IV, part one, Henry V, King Lear,
Much ado about nothing, Richard III, The taming of the shrew,
The tempest, Twelfth night. Detroit: Gale Group,
The Shakespeare Handbook. Boston: G.K. Hall,
William Shakespeare: a life of drama
[videorecording]. New York: A&E Home Video,
William Shakespeare: his world, his work, his
influence. New York: Scribner, 1985.
Shakespeare. New York: Basic Books, 2003.
Diane. Life in the Elizabethan theater. San Diego, CA: Lucent
Database: MasterFILE Premier|
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"Globe Theatre," "King Lear," etc.