Background of Shakespeare

Directions: For the background section, do video discussion sheets for the two videos and look at the websites listed on this page to help you complete this section of your workbook.

The Elizabethan Era

Shakespeare's life takes place during the Elizabethan Era. This time in history influences Shakespeare's works greatly. Knowing the context of Shakespeare's life will help you understand his works. Below is a link and some videos that may help you understand this time in history.


The videos below will help you see fashion and dancing of the Elizabethan culture Shakespeare belonged to. Complete a video sheet about the videos.

Who is Shakespeare?

What a fascinating question. This section will offer several resources that will answer this question. Below is a links to a website that may help you.



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