Review of Week 1

Anthony, lead educator, recorded a video this week and looked back at some interesting talking points from this week.

Below are comments that Anthony mentions in his video and links to resources.
Luis Juan Solis Carrillo on how growing up in Stratford might have influenced Shakespeare.

Michael Biggs on Shakespeare leaving his wife and children behind in Stratford, and going off to London.

Tracy Fernandez’s comment and link to a video about pronunciation in Shakespeare’s time.

Yulia on what London was like when Shakespeare lived there.

Richard Sandin’s link to a film which reconstructs the streets of seventeenth century London.

Ulyana Lipskaya, Andrea Khin and Hajara on their favourite plays. Why don’t you post a comment telling us which is your favourite play and why?

Teachers can find articles and lesson plans related to the life and work of Shakespeare to use in teenage English language classroom here.

If you missed our Facebook Live discussion this week you can watch it here on Facebook, or here on Step 1.3.

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Coming up in Week 2

Next week we’ll look at one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. We’ll look at the plot of the play and we’ll hear from an actor talking about playing Juliet. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 2.

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Exploring English: Shakespeare

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