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SHAKESPEARE AND RENAISSANCE PROJECTS

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ALL (Some of these are already listed under your individual projects.)

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-life.htm

 

 

1.      WHO WAS SHAKESPEARE?

The websites below should help you answer the following questions, which come from http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webshakespera.html#resources :

 

These are  basic questions of who? what? where? when? why? and how? Be creative in exploring the information so that you answer these questions as fully and insightfully as you can.

1. What is the Shakespeare authorship problem?

2. What literary, cultural, and political figures doubt that Shakespeare was the sole author of the work?

3. Make a chronological history of the doubts that surround the authorship of the Shakespearean canon.

4. Now do the same for the doubts surrounding the Stratfordian attribution.

5. Make a list of the six contenders for the authorship question. Then add to each as much significant evidence that is presented.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare_authorship_question (just a beginning, but a good introduction)

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webshakespera.html#resources (Several of these links don’t work, but a lot do. You can always use other sites.)

http://www.bardweb.net/debates.html

http://shakespeareauthorship.com

 

 

2.      GREAT CHAIN OF BEING

Start here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_chain_of_being

Political implications (scroll down):

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/ren.html

 

 

3.      STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Start:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratford-upon-Avon

Scroll down for the best parts:

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-biography-stratford.htm

 

 

4.      SHAKESPEARE’S LONDON

Start here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethan_era

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/william-shakespeare-london.htm

http://elizabethan.org/compendium/27.html

 

 

5.      ELIZABETHAN WOMEN AND FAMILY LIFE

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-women.htm

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-family-life.htm

 

6.      HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF MARRIAGE CUSTOMS

http://www.folger.edu/documents/marriagenew.pdf

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-marriages-and-weddings.htm

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-wedding-dress.htm

 

 

7.      ELIZABETH I AND THE ELIZABETHAN PERIOD

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/queen-elizabeth-i.htmhttp://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/introelizperiod.html

http://www.bartleby.com/65/el/Elizbet1Eng.html

Daily life:

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-daily-life.htm

 

 

8.      FOOD

Banquets and Feasts:

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/Banquetsandfeasts.html

Food and Drink:

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-food.htmhttp://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/elizfood.html

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/foodanddrink.html

 

 

9.      MEDICINE

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-medicine-and-illnesses.htm

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/elizabethanmedicine.html

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/Medbelprac.html

Plague:

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/plague.html

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/Greatplagues.html

 

 

10.  THE FOUR HUMOURS (or “humors”—try both in a search)

http://www2.bc.cc.ca.us/gdumler/English%205A/Middle%20Ages/four_humors.htm

http://shakespeare.learnhub.com/lesson/4423-about-the-elizabethan-era-and-the-four-humors

 

 

11.  MEN AND WOMEN’S CLOTHING AND FASHIONS

Men and Women’s Fashions:

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-clothing.htm

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/fashionwm.html

Women’s clothing:

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/womensfashion.html

Men’s clothing:

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/mensfashion.html

Hairstyles:

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/hairstyles.html

 

 

12.  THE GLOBE (and other) THEATERS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Renaissance_theatre

http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/theatre.htm

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/Globe.html

http://www.bl.uk/treasures/shakespeare/theatre.html

Other theaters:

http://www.bl.uk/treasures/shakespeare/playhouses.html

 

 

13.  COSTUMES AND SETS IN SHAKESPEAREAN THEATER

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/shakespeare.html

http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/timelinepages/1600to1630a.htm

 

 

14.  RENAISSANCE MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

* I have some Renaissance music on CD if you want to use it…

Good start:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_in_Elizabethan_Era

Elizabethan Music:

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-music.htmhttp://www.buzzle.com/articles/elizabethan-music.html

Strings, brass, and wind instruments:

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/musicalinstruments.html

Songs:

http://www.renfaire.com/Language/songs.html

 

 

15.  INVENTIONS IN THE 1500s AND 1600s

http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/Sixteenth.htm

 

 

16.  SPORTS AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-entertainment.htm

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/amusements.html

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/sportsandentertainment.html

 

 

17.  PROPER ELIZABETHAN SPEECH (and curses?)

Forms of address:

http://www.renfaire.com/Language/address.html

Pronunciation and language:

http://www.renfaire.com/Language/index.html

http://www.renfaire.com/Language/drills.html

Terms and slang:

http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/history/elizlng.html

Insults:

http://www.renfaire.com/Language/insults.html

http://www.museangel.net/insult.html

 

 

18.  KING JAMES BIBLE

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/Kingjamesbible.html

 

 

19.  CRIME, PUNISHMENT, TORTURE!

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/everylife.html

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/crimeandpunishment.html

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/Torturepun.html

 

 

20.  ARCHITECTURE IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/HistLizArch.html

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/architecture.html

 

 

21.  STRATFORD-UPON-AVON IN SHAKESPEARE’S TIME

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-biography-stratford.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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