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Shakespeare and


Webquest for Four

Your webquest must be completed in groups of four

You must create a foursquare with a center diamond in

order to take notes

Just as last time, each person will be responsible for

researching one particular subject on the quest and must
share the information she or he finds with her or his
group members

Group members must take notes on your findings

Your teacher will ask each group a central question upon

conclusion of your quest. Your answer to this question
must go in the center diamond on your foursquare

Begin your quest here!

Member One

Youre responsible for Step One. Read and take notes

on the author. In addition to your own thoughts and
observations, take notes on answers to the following

1. Why

did scholars consider Shakespeare a savvy

business man?

2. Why

did Shakespeare write Macbeth?

3. About

whom is Shall I Compare Thee possibly


4. Why

did Shakespeare name his theater The Globe?

Member Two

Youre responsible for Step Two. Read and take notes on the
plays history. In addition to your own thoughts and
observations, take notes on answers to the following questions:

1. How

did the English perceive of the Scottish?

2. Why

did King James name change when he became the king of


3. How

did Shakespeare know that King James was really interested

in witchcraft?

4. Why

did Shakespeare change the name of his theater troupe

from Lord Chamberlains Men to the Kings Men?

5. Who

was Guy Fawkes?

Member Three

In addition to your own findings, you must answer the

following questions and be prepared to explain your findings
to your group.

1. What
2. How

are iambs? Metrical feet?

did Shakespeare use iambic Pentameter?

3. What

is the difference between prose and verse in

Shakespearean plays?

4. Explain

five (5) things you learned about how Shakespeare

uses figurative verse.

Member four

In addition to your own findings, answer the following, and be

prepared to teach your group what youve learned.

1. What

is a motif?

2. What

is a symbol?

3. Why

would a person in real life or in the play Macbeth

equivocate? Reread the first five scenes (and continue reading if
necessary) and find three moments when characters equivocate.
Document your findings by recording quotes and line numbers.

4. What

is the Great Chain of Being? And what effect did

Elizabethans believe it had on humanity? Search the web for
information about this concept.