William Shakespeare. Life and Times. Preparation for Viewing. Two Handouts for Module 1 “Introduction to Shakespeare: Viewing Guide” Read Shakespeare’s dates, use of language, Elizabethan Drama, Globe Theater. Read Viewing Questions Globe Worksheet.
Life and Times
Both the Viewing Questions and Globe worksheet need to be completed during and immediately following the video.
What year was William Shakespeare born?
Where was Shakespeare born?
True or False: William Shakespeare lived and wrote during the Italian Renaissance.
True or False: The English Renaissance was a time of immense creativity in culture and the arts.
Shakespeare was member of what theatrical company?
Name of the Greek philosopher that spelled out his ideas on tragedy in “The Poetics.”
True or False: The Globe Theater was shaped like an “O.”
True or False: William Shakespeare wrote two book-length poems, “Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucrece.”
Shakespeare’s Grammar School
How many iambs does a line of perfect iambic pentameter contain?
True or False: William Shakespeare died in Stratford at the age of 90.
Name one of Shakespeare’s plays.
True or False: During the Renaissance, actors were highly regarded and admired.
Who were the groundlings?
Where were many of Shakespeare’s plays performed?
True or False: Today’s dramas tend to suggest everything is real, especially the place and people.
True or False: Poetry is a concentrated and heightened form of language, produced through rhythm and sound.
True or False: Verse is another name for poetry.
In terms of symbolic art, which of the following is universal? Villain, protagonist, “femme Fatale” and justice
Introduction for Othello and Julius Caesar