Discover major events in William Shakespeare’s life through The Intersection of Art and Life, an interactive timeline. The timeline spans from Shakespeare’s birth in 1564 to the post-mortem publication of his First Folio in 1624. Explore the impact of personal events on the poet and playwright’s masterpieces and watch segments from film adaptations of his plays.
Writers are often told to "write what they know." This lesson will ask students to explore this idea using examples of great writers, with a particular focus on William Shakespeare. (It can be used during a study of Shakespeare's The Tempest or in a unit focused on writers and their lives. The lesson is best used after students have examined the lives and works of several authors.)
In this lesson from Shakespeare Uncovered, students will develop their understanding of how William Shakespeare's plays were influenced by the physical space in which they were originally produced, the Globe Theatre. (This lesson is best used as an introduction to, or during the reading of, any play by Shakespeare.)