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Transcript
ELA 10: Introduction to Shakespeare: Video and Activity Guide
Shakespeare’s Life and Times:
Fill in the chart below, describing what was going on during this time in England and during
Shakespeare’s time. We will discuss after the video.
1564
1589
1592
1594
1596-1603
1603
1603-1608
1608-1613
1613-1623
Shakespeare’s Use of Language:
Blank Verse –
Meter –
Poetry –
Prose –
Iamb –
Iambic Pentameter –
Viewing Questions:
Answer the following questions during and after viewing the video. These questions not only come
from the video, but are also part of your understanding of Shakespeare’s time. (22 marks)
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Where did Shakespeare grow up? (1)
Who was the Elizabethan era named after? (1)
Who were the groundlings? (1)
What did Medieval art focus on? (1)
Why were plays performed during the day? (1)
Where were many of Shakespeare’s plays first performed? (1)
Give 4 descriptions of Globe Theatre’s construction. (4)
Label the following sections of the Globe Theatre: Pit; Penthouse; Groundlings; Trapdoor; Stage
(5)
9. How do you think Shakespeare viewed human nature? Do you think he was a pessimist, and
optimist, or something else entirely? (3)
10. Did Elizabethan audiences listen intently to the words of Shakespeare’s plays? Why? (2)
11. Give an example of symbolism from the video. (1)
12. What was the name of the theatrical company of which Shakespeare was a member? (1)