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<ul><li><p>Shakespeare Online Scavenger Hunt and </p><p>Exploration How fun is that?!? </p><p>You will explore various websites as well as use web sites to answer the following questions to learn (or </p><p>to learn more) about Shakespeare: his life his works, the Globe theatre, and his play Romeo and Juliet. </p><p>Sometimes the question has a link attached to it. If not, use the bank of websites. </p><p>Realize, pah-lease, that a scavenger hunt is just that a hunt! You can be led to the website, but the </p><p>answer will not always pop up as if it is being handed to you on a silver platter. You will need to read, </p><p>look, search, discern the relevant information from the irrelevant simply put USE YOUR BRAIN to </p><p>find (hunt for) information. </p><p>Sometimes, the task is not so much to answer a question as it is for you to state your opinion. Follow all directions and you will be a successful, learned student. Some questions have more than one part read carefully. </p><p>Save to your Google Drive as Shakespearefirstnamelastname. (i.e., ShakespeareTibbyDeaux). As you </p><p>type in your answers, the page will move down. Do not press enter several times to add more space. </p><p>BOLD the answers to your questions. </p><p>Remember to continue to save (do NOT wait until the end of class) as you add your answers to your </p><p>document. True story: a student actually did not save and lost all of his work that day and yes, he was </p><p>still expected to complete the task on time. </p><p>You must answer 50 out of the 56 questions you may not skip any questions from Task 1, nor may you </p><p>skip question 24 or 39. You may, however, skip two questions from Task 2, you may skip two questions </p><p>from Task 3 and you may skip two questions from Task 4. There will be contextual elements within the </p><p>answers to the Shakespearean online scavenger hunt on the final exam. </p><p>Website Bank (remember, use this if the questions or directives do not have a link or tell which site to use) </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p></p></li><li><p>Task 1 Go to You will need headphones for this site to be able to listen to the site. </p><p>Explore, play around, have fun and answer the following questions: </p><p>In The Printing Process: </p><p>1) How many years before Shakespeares birth was the printing press invented? </p><p>2) How were the words and letters formed on the press? </p><p>3) What problem did working backwards cause? </p><p>In Shakespeares Language: </p><p>4) Name your two favorite invented words be sure to tell who said them and from what play. </p><p>5) Name your two favorite common expressions be sure to tell who said them and from what play. </p><p>6) Name your two favorite creative insults be sure to tell who said them and from what play. </p><p>In The Writing Process: </p><p>7) Check out the foul papers can you read the handwriting? </p><p>In Altered Versions: </p><p>8) Why has the text been changed? Give two possible reasons and explain. </p><p>Watch Two Hamlets: </p><p>9) Comparing the two, which is your favorite and why? Which do you find more authentic more like you envision Shakespeare to be and why? </p><p>Task 2 Answer the following questions about Shakespeares life: </p><p>10) Traditionally, what is Shakespeares date of birth and birthplace? </p><p>11) Who was Shakespeares father and what did he do? </p><p>12) Who was his mother? </p><p>13) What type of things did Shakespeare most probably study in grammar school? </p><p>14) What is the name of Shakespeares wife and when did they get married? </p><p>15) How many children did they have and what were their names? </p><p>16) Was Shakespeare an actor as well as a poet and playwright? Explain. </p><p>17) In 1594, Shakespeare joined what theatre company? What did that theatre company change its </p><p>name to? </p><p></p></li><li><p>18) Who was Englands Queen during the majority of Shakespeares life? </p><p>19) In what region is Stratford-on-Avon located? </p><p>20) What war occurred in Shakespeare's time and why was it fought? </p><p>21) Name one contemporary (someone who lived at the same time) of Shakespeare. When did he/she </p><p>live? What did he/she do? </p><p>22) What was the name of the theatre that Shakespeare worked in? </p><p>23) When did Shakespeare die and what was inscribed on his tomb? </p><p>24) What was going on politically, culturally and historically during Shakespeares life? List five </p><p>interesting facts. </p><p>Task 3 Answer the following questions about Shakespeares works: </p><p>25) Who felt like an actor was not qualified to be a writer...(he called Shakespeare an "upstart crow")? </p><p>26) Roughly, how old was Shakespeare when he wrote his first play? </p><p>27) How many plays and sonnets did Shakespeare write? </p><p>28) What three types of drama did Shakespeare write? </p><p>29) Shakespeare wrote many of his works in iambic pentameter. Define what that means. </p><p> </p><p>30) What is the First Folio? </p><p>31) Who owned the plays that Shakespeare wrote? </p><p>32) Why do you think that they were not considered to be Shakespeare's property? </p><p>33) List two famous Shakespearean quotes other than, To be or not to be,--that is the question..., O </p><p>Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?, or Et tu, Brute. </p><p>34) Which of Shakespeares plays has had the most film and television adaptations? </p><p>35) Find the year in which the first Romeo and Juliet may have been written. </p><p>36) Identify two types of endings presented in Romeo and Juliet. </p><p>37) In what year did the first female actresses appear on stage? </p><p>38) Visit the fair city of Verona, Italy. Save a picture and write a short blurb for it. </p><p>39) Listen to an NPR report on Shakespearean language at and summarize what it is the </p><p>commentator and the person he is interviewing say about Shakespearean language. </p><p></p></li><li><p>Task 4 Explore and answer the following questions about The Globe: </p><p>40) When was the Globe first built? </p><p>41) When did it burn? During what play? </p><p>42) The Globe Theater was built for what group of actors? </p><p>43) In what year was The Globe first rebuilt? </p><p>44) Who closed the Globe? In what year? </p><p>45) How large was the original Globe? (diameter) </p><p>46) How were the dimensions of the original Globe agreed upon by historians? And what was its </p><p>shape? </p><p>47) What were the best seats in the house at the original Globe Theatre? </p><p>48) What did Shakespeare refer to the Globe Theater as? </p><p>49) By taking a tour of the Globe Theater, do you think the best place to view the play would be on </p><p>the floor in front of the stage, the 2nd floor, or the 3rd floor? Why? </p><p>50) What was the cellar underneath the stage referred to? </p><p>51) What is a groundling? What did the groundlings do during the play? </p><p>52) What kept the "groundlings" from sitting in the gallery without paying an extra penny? </p><p>53) What are the pillars that hold up the "heavens" made of? </p><p>54) How many people can stand in the "yard?" </p><p>55) What is stored in the attic? </p><p>56) What two gods are painted on the sides of the stage? Why those two gods? </p></li></ul>