Shakespearean Internet Hunt
1. William Shakespeare lived during the Renaissance.
2. Take this virtual tour of the Globe
3. Shakespearean sayings live on. Consider
the following quotes from the bard.
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."
"Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind."
4. Use the Shakespeare Timeline to ascertain the following:
How many days a week did young Will attend grammar school?
What is meant by "the Lost Years"?
Who called him an Upstart Crow? Why?
Why were the theaters all ordered closed in 1593?
What is the last line on his tombstone?
5. In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare wrote "Beware
the Ides of March."
6. In what ways may Gutenberg's invention have contributed to Shakespeare's writing?
7. Go to Shakespeare: Internet Editions. Describe the political climate in England during the time Shakespeare was writing.
Who sat on the throne? What significant political events occurred?
PBS The Shakespeare Dossier lends helpful insight as well.
Which religions sought political power?
8. What is meant by the phrase "fire-new words"?
How many are credited to the Bard?
Give 10 of Shakespeare's phrases that are used today.
Name a fire-new word of your generation. How about cyber, hard drive, byte?
9. Suppose you have a Shakespearean quote. You need to
find out in which work he said it.
In what work did he write "Sell when you can; you are not for all markets."?
These online resources may be helpful:
I urge you to employ these insults judiciously. As the Bard wisely pointed out, "Discretion is the better part of valor."
MYO Shakespearean language Insult - write it here:
11. Ancient FM provides online musick of the Mediaeval and Renaissance.
Would you be inclined to dance to the music?
Would you purchase a cd of the music?
Listen to NPR - Shakespeare has Roses All Wrong. What value could this research have today?
Folger SHAKESPEARE Library - Songs Inspired by Shakespeare. "If music be the food of love, play on."
Are Shakespeare's Plays Encoded within Pi? - Khan Academy free video
"O! this learning, what a thing it is." Shakespeare
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Proofread your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work.
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together.