Shakespeare Introduction. Grade 10 English Davis 2009-2010. Elizabethan England. Queen Elizabeth I - born September 7, 1533 in Greenwich Died March 24, 1603 in Richmond, Surrey
Grade 10 English
Historical Guesses: (No one knows exactly when Shakespeare wrote anything, but based on the little information available, the time line of some of his plays are thought to be)
1589 - first play is Henry IV Part One
1590-91 - Henry IV Parts II and III
1593 - Two Gentlemen of Verona
1594 - Taming of the Shrew
1595 - Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer’s Night Dream
1605 - Macbeth, King Lear (To honor King James)
1610 - Othello
1611 - The Tempest
The following phrases were coined by Shakespeare. What do they mean and how do we use them today. Choose at least four of them to use in your own creative story:
A laughing stock (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
A sorry sight (Macbeth)
As dead as a doornail (Henry VI)
Eaten out of house and home (Henry V, Part 2)
Fair play (The Tempest)
I will wear my heart upon my sleeve (Othello)
In a pickle (The Tempest)
In stitches (Twelfth Night)
In the twinkling of an eye (The Merchant Of Venice)
Mum's the word (Henry VI, Part 2)
Neither here nor there (Othello)
Send him packing (Henry IV)
Set your teeth on edge (Henry IV)
There's method in my madness (Hamlet)
Too much of a good thing (As You Like It)
Vanish into thin air (Othello)
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