William Shakespeare- Mini Biography

Who was this guy anyway? Introduce William Shakespeare with a video biography that provides a brief overview of the Bard's life and works.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to introduce a study of Shakespeare's plays or sonnets
  • The video suggest a number of topics that can be used as the basis of group research projects, including the construction of the Globe, the closing of theaters due to the plague, the controversy about the authorship of the plays, etc.
Pros

  • The video includes images and interviews with scholars and actors
  • Links are provided to additional videos about Shakespeare
Cons

  • For those familiar with Shakespeare, there is little new information