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William Shakespeare WebQuest

William Shakespeare WebQuest

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William Shakespeare WebQuest
 The World of William Shakespeare and details of his biography havefascinated people for centuries. The questions and mysteries, whichsurround William Shakespeare, the Great Stratford playwright and hisbiography, life, times and works (including his plays, sonnets andpoems), are legion:Use the following website to answer the questions on page 1 of thisWebQuesthttp://www.william-shakespeare.info/site-map.htm 
Go to the Play Chronology Section to answer the next 5questions.
How many plays did William Shakespeare write?
38
Is the chronology of Shakespeare’s plays exact?
No
Why or why not?
Because it’s based on the informationavailable
What 5 processes did they use to try and piece together thechronology of Shakespeare’s plays?
Actual historic events,allusions to historical events in (Henslow andManningham), royal court records, legal documentsGo to the Sonnets Section to answer the next 4 questions.
In what year was “Romeo and Juliet” first performed?
1594-95Romeo and Juliet first performance, First printed 1597
What is a sonnet? See the Sonnets section
a 14 line poem
What is iambic pentameter? Provide a literary example of iambicpentameter.
Iambic pentameter – that is, in lines tensyllables long, with accents falling on every secondsyllable, as in: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’sday?”.
How many sonnets did William Shakespeare write? See theSonnets section
154
What are Shakespeare’s 5 most popular sonnets? See sonnetssection
126 William Shakespeare Sonnet – O thou mylovely boy, 130 William Shakespeare Sonnet – MyMistress’ eyes, 029 William Shakespeare Sonnet – Let menot to the marriage of true minds, 18 WilliamShakespeare Sonnet – Shall I compare thee to aSummer’s day?Go to William Shakespeare Biography section to answer thenext 4 questions.
Dr. J. Smith, FacilitatorITU: TOLERANCEMs. J. Markley, FacilitatorShakespeares Romeo and JulietMr. M. Pryor, Facilitator
Willingness to recognize &respect the beliefs or practices of 
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator William Shakespeare WebQuest
 
What are 3 known facts about William Shakespeare the greatStratford Bard?
Shakespeare invented the word“assassination”. He never attended a university. His truebirthday is unknown.
List 3 facts that are known about the Elizabethan StratfordPlaywright and his family?
1385 William Shakespeare served ona coroner’s jury in Balsall. 1284 William Shakespeare of Clopton, Gloucestershire, was hanged for theft. 1457Isabella Shakespeare is mentioned in the Register of theGuild of St Anne at Knowle as the prioress of theBenedictine convent of Wroxall
What exactly was the 'First Folio'?
Is Shakespeare's picture anaccurate portrait? The “First Folio” is of major importanceto William Shakespeare as it is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays without which there would be noWilliam Shakespeare. Yes.
List 2 reasons why there is so much controversy about thebiography of the playwright (William Shakespeare)?
Go to the Black Death and Bubonic Plague section
Were those who contracted the Bubonic Plague or Black Deathallowed outside of their house? Why or why not?
Who were the Watchmen and what was their job?
How did those who had the Bubonic Plague or Black Death eat?
How did people get the Bubonic Plague or Black Death?
In 1563, in London, how many people died of the Bubonic Plague?
SHAKESPEARE WEBQUEST CHALLENGE
For the Next 13 questions you are not given a specific website to referto. Use your resources to locate the answers to these questions.
PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE EXACT WEB ADDRESS THAT YOUUSE TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION AFTER YOU HAVECOMPLETED YOUR ANSWER.
1) Did William Shakespeare attend a University? If so, which one?
No
2) What is Shakespeare's shortest play? How many lines does it have?http://www.usefultrivia.com/literary_trivia/shakespeare_trivia_002b.ht
Dr. J. Smith, FacilitatorITU: TOLERANCEMs. J. Markley, FacilitatorShakespeares Romeo and JulietMr. M. Pryor, Facilitator
Willingness to recognize &respect the beliefs or practices of 
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator William Shakespeare WebQuest
 
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The comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s shortest play with1,787 lines.
3) What was the name of Shakespeare's wife?http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_William_shakespeare's_wife
Howold was Shakespeare when they got married? Anne Hathaway,Shakespeare was 18 years old.
4) Was Anne the same age as Shakespeare when they married? If not,was Anne older or younger?
No, she was older.
5) What actor first played the roles of Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, andRichard III (All characters in plays written by Shakespeare)? In whatyear did this famous actor pass away?6) Did Shakespeare ever act in any of his plays? If so, list 2. 7) Which role is Shakespeare said to have played in the originalproduction of 
Hamlet?
8) How many of Shakespeare's original manuscripts have survived?Why?9) What was the name of Shakespeare's only son?10) How old was Hamnet when he died?11) How many of Shakespeare's plays were published during hislifetime? Why?12) Name the two men who ended up gathering some of Shakespeare’s plays to be published. How many plays did theypublish?13) In what year was this collection of plays published? What is thiscollection of plays known as?14) List 4 interesting facts you learned about William Shakespeareduring this WebQuest, which you did not write about in the answers toyour WebQuest questions.Lastly, find a Audio version of Romeo & Juliet on your computer and cutpaste the URL below:
Dr. J. Smith, FacilitatorITU: TOLERANCEMs. J. Markley, FacilitatorShakespeares Romeo and JulietMr. M. Pryor, Facilitator
Willingness to recognize &respect the beliefs or practices of 
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator William Shakespeare WebQuest

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