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William Shakespeare
(1564-1616)
William Shakespeare is one of the greatest poets and
playwrights in the world. He changed the way plays were
written by creating new styles of writing.
William was born in April, 1564, in Stratford-uponAvon, England. Although the exact date of William's birth
is unknown, we recognize his birthday on April 23.
Stratford-upon-Avon is located in Warwickshire
County.
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Honoring William
William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, in Stratfordupon-Avon, England. It was his 52nd birthday.
Stratford-upon-Avon is well known as the birthplace of
William. Today, many people visit Stratford to see William's
birthplace, homes, and grave site at Holy Trinity Church.
Westminster Abbey in London, England, commemorates
poets in the poet's corner. William was the first writer to
be honored. There is also a bust of William over a door in
Westminster Abbey.
William Shakespeare was a great poet and playwright and
a hero in our hearts.
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Today, William's plots are present in movies,
television shows, and books.They have become so
common we may not realize they were first
introduced by William.
They include:
Two young people from rival families falling in love (Romeo and Juliet)
A person torn between loyalty and revenge (Hamlet)
Giving a person a taste of their own medicine (The Taming of the Shrew)
An evil person who dies because of their own wrongdoing (Macbeth)
Source:
IMA Hero. (2003) Hero History: William Shakespeare (Bard of Avon). Retrived: Aug
20, 2008, from http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/bard_herohistory.htm
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YOUR TASK
 You
are English Language
Experts doing research on a
famous poet, William
Shakespeare, for English
Month of the Language
Department.
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Your first
Task
1. Do a detailed research on the life and
achievements of William Shakespeare on the
internet

Create a montage or collage for a group
presentation and an inter class
competition.
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YOUR SECOND TASK
You are the owner of a theatre and
would like to promote a play by
Shakespeare. Plan a brochure/flyer of
your play. Include relevant information
about your play and state why people
should not miss it.
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RESEARCH QUESTIONS
EQ: What role has loyalty played in our lives?
UQ: 1.How do Shakespeare’s poems and
plays reflect modern life?
2.How is Shakespeare’s work relevant
to our lives?
3.How can greed for power bring
about downfall in one’s life?
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WHAT YOU MUST DO
Work
in groups of four.
Do research on the internet and
collect all the relevant information.
Discuss and decide how you will use
your findings and create a montage/
collage.
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INFORMATION IN
YOUR
MONTAGE/COLLAGE:
•His
Life ~Full name
and picture(s) of
William Shakespeare,
Place of
birth/picture(s)
•Information on his
background
•His work /
achievements
•His contributions
•Other relevant details
http://search.msn.com/images/results.aspx?q=sh
akespeare
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Useful Websites

Old Words That Occur Frequently in Shakespeare (Glossary of Archaisms)
http://sites.micro-link.net/zekscrab/archaisms.html

Ye Olde Official Shakespearean Insult Kit
http://www.petelevin.com/shakespeare.html

Shakespeare’s Grammar – Glossary Search
http://www.bardweb.net/grammar/04gloss.html

Macbeth – Full Script
http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbethscenes.html

The Tragedy of Macbeth
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/index.html
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Your final product

A montage/collage

A brochure or flyer to promote your play
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Good
Luck!!
Good Luck!!!!
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Materials taken from:
1.
2.
William Shakespeare and cartoons
http://search.msn.com/images/results.asp
x?q=shakespeare
IMA Hero. (2003) Hero History:William
Shakespeare (Bard of Avon). Retrived: Aug
20, 2008, from
http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/bard_h
erohistory.htm
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