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Shakespeare Film Making »

Jack Todhunter | Wednesday August 04, 2010

Categories: Media & Non-Fiction, Media & Non-Fiction Activities, Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Group

This is an interactive assignment on Shakespeare and you have been asked by a production company to help them complete a short film on the famous playwright.

Watch the video.

Discuss it with your classmates.

  • What messages are coming across in this short film?
  • What does the title suggest “The Bard and The Barred”? Who is The Bard and who might be The Barred?
  • What do you think about the comments of the girls?
  • How do you respond to the man’s comment at the end?
  • The film was shot in two locations. Where are they? Why are they important...
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Shakespeare’s Sources »

Sue Shearman | Tuesday July 21, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

A play’s ‘source’ is the thing that influenced it. It might mean that a similar play or story existed before and has been adapted by the playwright or that the playwright is responding to a person, event or theme in recent history.

The Merchant of Venice is based on The Jew of Malta

Richard III is a direct reply and homage to Edward II.

King Lear and Hamlet are both reworkings of earlier popular plays. ‘

Macbeth was written for James I/VI and the porter scene is no longer funny as it is a satire on one of the leading figures in The...

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An Introduction to William Shakespeare »

Sue Shearman | Tuesday July 21, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

The Person

[The information below was kindly contributed by Sue Shearman. All rights are reserved and subject to the consent of the author.] © 2006

Q. ‘But we don’t know anything about Shakespeare’.

A. Actually, we know quite a lot, but it’s much more fun to pretend there’s a mystery.

The ‘curse’ on Shakespeare’s grave

It is true that we don’t know exactly when he was born, but there is a record of his baptism on April 26th 1564. This is a mystery as he should have been baptized, by church law, on the first holy day...

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Significant People in Shakespeare’s World »

Sue Shearman | Monday July 20, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

The People

[The information below was kindly contributed by Sue Shearman. All rights are reserved and subject to the consent of the author.] © 2006

Click on the images to find out additional information from Wikipedia.

Robert Dudley – Earl of Leicester

Robert Dudley was a favourite of Elizabeth I till his death in 1588. She is thought to have wanted to marry him, but he was already married and when his wife died in suspicious circumstances in 1560 all possibility of marriage was gone. Elizabeth banned him from court for secretly...

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