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WEBQUEST ON WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
 
      A ; Biography
 
Go to http://www.gradesaver.com/classicnotes/titles/ and click on the letter M. Then scroll down to Midsummer Night's Dream and clickon William Shakespeare.
 
 Question 1  : Read paragraph 1 and 2 :
What can you say about WS ‘s social background ? Justify.
Q.2 ;  § 3 and 4 : When was he born ? when did he die ? What kindof schooling did he receive ? Justify .
 Q. 3 ; § 5 and 6 : What do we learn about his family life ?
Q. 4 ; § 8 : who were Lord’s Chamberlain’s Men ? What was WS’s social position as aplaywright and actor ? Justify.
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B ; Shakespearean Theater
  Scroll down and click on Midsummer Night’s Dream, then on 'view all of the study guide', then on ‘AboutShakespearian Theater’.
 
Q.5 ; § 1 :  When did the first theatres appear in England ? What was the actors’ lot before that date ?
Where were most of Shakespeare’s plays performed for the firsttime ?
Q. 6 ; §2 and 3 : What do we learn about the theaters in WS’s time ? (shape, number of levels, audience,etc ) What was called the ‘groundlings’ ?
- When did performances take place ? Whywere stage directions and lines so important ? Justify.
Q. 7 ; §  4 and 5 : Why are there so many different versions of the same plays ? Who wrote them ?
Q. 8 ; § 6 : Why did WS’s plays appealto all levels of society ?
what makes of WS a unique playwright who is still so popular today ?
 
Now, for more information about ‘groundlings’, you may go to :http://shakespeare.about.com/cs/homeworkhelp/a/audience.htm
 
C ; Globe theater Virtual Tour 

Now go to : http://smartlab.uk.com/QTVRShakesGlobe/
 Click on the first link : ‘globe theater virtual tour’ and follow theinstructions under Panorama 3 down to ‘… searches over the screen’.
Welcome to Shakespeare’s world ! and now, enjoy the tour ! :)
sources illustrations :
http://pics.tech4learning.com/...
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