Shakespeare part 2 Elizabethan Theatres

I would like to start this second post on Shakespeare by sharing with you the magazine Gallant Gossipcreated by a class of mine some years ago (2008/9!). I’m still so proud of it! Originally it was just printed as a booklet of paper, like the copy I showed you in class. Then I created the on-line version. Reading it will inspire you all, I hope.

Gallant Gossip by Laura Cimetta

I’m now going to post some videos and materials to be used in class during our lesson butt also to be watch dat home when studying, or if you were absent 🙂

1. ELIZABETHAN THEATRE: video Elizabethan Theatre explained by Willy is the final product of a class project.

2. THE GLOBE THEATRE: You can see some photos http://www.wfu.edu/~tedforrl/shakespeare/globe.htm and if you like, take a virtual tour of it. (The virtual tour requires the free Quicktime plugin for your browser but you can download it from the page). It’s like being inside the theatre during a show! If you’ve got an iPad you can download the app and visit all sections of it. The app is free but to access all areas is 0.99€. If you want to have an idea of how many theatres there were in London look at this beautiful map of all Elizabethan theatres

3. A FRAUD?  In the future, after studying some of his works, you may doubt the existence of Shakespeare as the dramatist who wrote Shakespeare’s plays if you watch the movie Anonymous that claims he didn’t write his plays.

4. FOLIO: Thanks to the beautiful Interactive folio of Romeo & Juliet, nowadays you can read his comedy, have explained the difficult words and also listen to it 🙂 Technology can allow us to experience art in a way I would have never dreamt of, when I attended Liceo and could only study from black & white pages!

5. LANGUAGE: You already know that he contributed over 3,000 new words to the English language.  Here’s a list of the 13 words you didn’t know were invented by Shakespeare! but ….Did William Shakespeare really invent all those words?  Watch this funny Video about Shakespeare’s language 🙂

6. MUSIC LOVERS: Last but not least, this website offers you Shakespeare’s works through music. It’s not the rock or rap music you usually listen to but some are very sweet and pleasant to listen to.

7 ROMEO 6 JULIET. And now it’s about time to read this beautiful tragedy. First watch this BBC LEARNING TEENS video read by Jade Anouka. Here’s the page with some activities.

Let’s end this post with Shakespeare’s … dating tips so that you can get ready for next year’s St. valentine’s day :) as it was yesterday and we weren’t at school.You can also register or log in ( we already used it last year) at TedEdu and do the activities (multiple choice ex. ) on the video here. Enjoy!

EXTRA WEBLIOGRAPHY:

  1. 60 second Shakespeare’s plays
  2. Interactive Shakespeare
  3. Tudor’s dressing game
  4. ROMEO & JULIET by BBC Learning Teens
  5. If you want to practise more watch a lovely BBC video and do the activities  below. Click here: Shakespeare

I really hope you’ve enjoyed this tour in the world of Shakespeare and will love his marvellous works.

3CLIN Sir Geoffrey CHAUCER

Hi my dear students, I’ve written this post to help you study and visualize the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. So you can start adding content to your Learning Diary (Digital Portfolio) in your FOLDER in Google Drive. 

TASK 1: INTRODUCTION TO CHAUCER  Do the EdPuzzle Video joining the class I’ve created for you.  You can do it from here or from the link I sent you via mail. Remember to register with NAME & SURNAME.

LEARNING GOALS: By the end of this module you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the historical importance of The Canterbury Tales as a societal portrait of Chaucer’s time and compare it to the Decamerone.
  • Describe the narrative structure and the main themes of The Canterbury Tales.
  • Identify Chaucer’s use of humor and irony to explore elements of his society.
  • Describe the Wife of Bath’s character and her ideas on chastity and sovereignty in marriage.
  • Contrast the different ideas of woman of the time.

Thomas Becket (1118– 29 December 1170), whose shrine (sepolcro) is the destination point of this pilgrimage, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was assassinated by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after the death of Thomas Becket, Pope Alexander canonized him.

Watch carefully this video and take notes of the most relevant information you also find in your textbook.

You can now  listen to an example of the beginning of our work in Middle English. A bit different from the English we listened to in class, isn’t it?

I’d like to end this post with a funny video made by history teachers 🙂

It’s all by now. See you in class 🙂