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Shakespeare Film Making »

Jack Todhunter | Wednesday August 04, 2010

Categories: Media & Non-Fiction, Media & Non-Fiction Activities, Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Group

This is an interactive assignment on Shakespeare and you have been asked by a production company to help them complete a short film on the famous playwright.

Watch the video.

Discuss it with your classmates.

  • What messages are coming across in this short film?
  • What does the title suggest “The Bard and The Barred”? Who is The Bard and who might be The Barred?
  • What do you think about the comments of the girls?
  • How do you respond to the man’s...
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Shakespeare’s Sources »

Sue Shearman | Tuesday July 21, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

A play’s ‘source’ is the thing that influenced it. It might mean that a similar play or story existed before and has been adapted by the playwright or that the playwright is responding to a person, event or theme in recent history.

The Merchant of Venice is based on The Jew of Malta

Richard III is a direct reply and homage to Edward II.

King Lear and Hamlet are both reworkings of earlier popular plays. ‘

Macbeth was written for James I/VI and the...

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An Introduction to William Shakespeare »

Sue Shearman | Tuesday July 21, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

The Person

[The information below was kindly contributed by Sue Shearman. All rights are reserved and subject to the consent of the author.] © 2006

Q. ‘But we don’t know anything about Shakespeare’.

A. Actually, we know quite a lot, but it’s much more fun to pretend there’s a mystery.

The ‘curse’ on Shakespeare’s grave

It is true that we don’t know exactly when he was born, but there is a record of his baptism on April 26th 1564....

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Significant People in Shakespeare’s World »

Sue Shearman | Monday July 20, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

The People

[The information below was kindly contributed by Sue Shearman. All rights are reserved and subject to the consent of the author.] © 2006

Click on the images to find out additional information from Wikipedia.

Robert Dudley – Earl of Leicester

Robert Dudley was a favourite of Elizabeth I till his death in 1588. She is thought to have wanted to marry him, but he was already married and when his wife died in suspicious circumstances in 1560...

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