Saturday, October 18, 2014

Elizabethan England and Shakespeare

For our next study, I asked my student to listen to SOTW chs. 38 and 39, related to Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare.

Additional reading:

Aliki. William Shakespeare & the Globe. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1999. 

Chrisp, Peter. Welcome to the globe! : the story of Shakespeare's theater. New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., c2000. 
Welcome to the Globe: The Story of Shakespeare's Theater
Ganeri, Anita. The young person's guide to Shakespeare : with performances on CD by the Royal Shakespeare Company. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1999. 
Greenblatt, Miriam. Elizabeth I and Tudor England. New York : Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, 2002. 
Morley, Jacqueline. Shakespeare's theater. New York : P. Bedrick Books, 1994. 
Shakespeare, William. A midsummer night's dream. New York, NY : SparkNotes, c2003. 
Shakespeare, William. Something rich and strange : a treasury of Shakespeare's verse. New York : Kingfisher, 1995.
Something Rich and Strange
Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. New York, NY : Spark Pub., c2003. 
Stanley, Diane. Bard of Avon : the story of William Shakespeare. New York : Morrow Junior Books, 1992. 
Bard of Avon
Stanley, Diane. Good Queen Bess : the story of Elizabeth I of England. New York : Four Winds Press, c1990. 
Williams, Marcia. Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2000.

Phrases still used today first coined by Shakespeare:

Shakespearean insults:

(Be ready to throw a few at me....)

Shakespeare's words:

Video Sparknotes: Macbeth:

...and there are many more options for summaries, hearing audio, etc....


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