Renaissance/Shakespeare Project English IV Honors Stephanie Heintz Wood 2011 The Renaissance is the title given for the years 1485-1660 in England. During these years, many important cultural and historical events took place—da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, Henry the VIII was crowned King of England, "Bloody Mary" had her turn ruling England, and English Civil Wars were fought. As for literature, William Shakespeare dominated the theater, while other writers such as Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spencer, and John Milton emerged. For your project, you are to research some aspect of the Renaissance period in England. Using your textbook as a starting point, search your interests—poetry, theater, religions, dynasties, roles of women, art, fashion, or the military, to name a few. Then, you are to use a form of presentation you are comfortable with to share your information with the class. For this project, you will be graded on: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Oral presentation Knowledge of subject Visual aid(s) Product (written or other) Works Cited page If you feel more comfortable writing an essay from what you learn, you will need to use complete MLA format (I can help with this), and you will also need a minimum of one visual aid for your oral presentation (hint: this could be an overhead transparency—or now, something for the SMARTBOARD ). I will need a "Works Cited" page for your project, regardless of the method of presentation you use. This project is worth 70 points.