William Shakespeare WebQuest

The World of William Shakespeare and details of his biography have fascinated people for centuries. The questions and mysteries, which surround William Shakespeare, the Great Stratford playwright and his biography, life, times and works (including his plays, sonnets and poems), are legion: Use the following website to answer the questions on page 1 of this WebQuest http://www.william-shakespeare.info/site-map.htm Go to the Play Chronology Section to answer the next 5 questions. ▪ How many plays did William Shakespeare write? ▪ 37 Plays ▪ Is the chronology of Shakespeare’s plays exact? ▪ No ▪ Why or why not? ▪ Because it is out of order. ▪ What 5 processes did they use to try and piece together the chronology of Shakespeare’s plays? Go to the Sonnets Section to answer the next 4 questions. ▪ In what year was “Romeo and Juliet” first performed? ▪ 1594-1595 ▪ What is a sonnet? See the Sonnets section ▪ 14 line lyric poems traditionally written in iambic pentameter. ▪ What is iambic pentameter? Provide a literary example of iambic pentameter. ▪ That is, in lines ten syllables long, with accents falling on every second syllable. "Shall compare thee to a summer's day?" ▪ How many sonnets did William Shakespeare write? See the Sonnets section ▪ 154 sonnets ▪ What are Shakespeare’s 5 most popular sonnets? See sonnets section 126 William Shakespeare Sonnet - O thou my lovely boy 130 William Shakespeare Sonnet - My Mistress' eyes 029 William Shakespeare Sonnet - When in disgrace with fortune 116 William Shakespeare Sonnet - Let me not to the marriage
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of true minds 18 William Shakespeare Sonnet - Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?

Go to William Shakespeare Biography section to answer the next 4 questions.  What are 3 known facts about William Shakespeare the great Stratford Bard?  List 3 facts that are known about the Elizabethan Stratford Playwright and his family?  What exactly was the 'First Folio'? Is Shakespeare's picture an accurate portrait?  List 2 reasons why there is so much controversy about the biography of the playwright (William Shakespeare)? Go to the Black Death and Bubonic Plague section  Were those who contracted the Bubonic Plague or Black Death allowed 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 refer to. Use your resources to locate the answers to these questions. PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE EXACT WEB ADDRESS THAT YOU USE TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR ANSWER. 1) Did William Shakespeare attend a University? If so, which one? -No http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Did_William_Shakespeare_go_to_university
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2) What is Shakespeare's shortest play? How many lines does it have? -Comedy of Errors and it has 1787 lines. http://www.shakespearelinecount.com/the-comedy-of-errors-characters 3) What was the name of Shakespeare's wife? How old was Shakespeare when they got married? -Anne Hathaway and he was 18. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare#Early_life 4) Was Anne the same age as Shakespeare when they married? If not, was Anne older or younger? No, Anne was 8 years older. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare#Early_life 5) What actor first played the roles of Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Richard III (All characters in plays written by Shakespeare)? In what year 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 original production of Hamlet? -Hamlet http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_role_in_Hamlet_did_Shakespeare_prob ably_play 8) How many of Shakespeare's original manuscripts have survived? Why? -0 http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-plays.htm 9) What was the name of Shakespeare's only son? -Hamnet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare 10) How old was Hamnet when he died? -11 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare 11) How many of Shakespeare's plays were published during his lifetime? Why? -0 Because he apparently wrote them to only be performed. http://www.usefultrivia.com/literary_trivia/shakespeare_trivia_010a.htm l 12) Name the two men who ended up gathering some of Shakespeare’s plays to be published. How many plays did they publish? -Henry Condell and John Heminge.36 http://www.usefultrivia.com/literary_trivia/shakespeare_trivia_010a.htm l 13) In what year was this collection of plays published? What is this
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collection of plays known as? -1623 and they were known as the first Folio. http://www.usefultrivia.com/literary_trivia/shakespeare_trivia_010a.htm l 14) List 4 interesting facts you learned about William Shakespeare during this WebQuest, which you did not write about in the answers to your WebQuest questions. -Shakespeare put a curse on anyone daring to move his body from that final resting place. -Suicide occurs in 13 unlucky plays of his. -Shakespeare performed in front of Queen Elizabeth I. -Shakespeare has 15 million pages referring to him on google. Lastly, find a Audio version of Romeo & Juliet on your computer and cut paste the URL below: http://freeclassicaudiobooks.com/audiobooks/Romeo/mp3/Romeo_and_ Juliet_Act_5_32kb.mp3

Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator Mr. M. Pryor, Facilitator respect the beliefs or practices of Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator

ITU: TOLERANCE Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Willingness to recognize & William Shakespeare WebQuest

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