Shakespeare and Elizabethan Age Webquest



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Shakespeare and Elizabethan Age Webquest



Answer the following questions from the appropriate websites.

All About Shakespeare



  1. What day do we consider to be Shakespeare's day of birth and how do we know it?

  2. What school and what university did Shakespeare attend?

  3. Who did Shakespeare marry, and how many children did he have?

  4. What tragic family event occurred around the same time as his writing of Romeo & Juliet?

  5. What did Shakespeare's great financial gain in 1605 allow him the time to do?

  6. What two plays are considered Shakespeare's greatest or most famous?

  7. How large is the average person's vocabulary, and how does Shakespeare's compare?

The Elizabethan Theater

  1. When was the original Globe Theater built?

  2. Where was the original Globe Theater located?

  3. From what was the Globe Theater built?

  4. How many owners of the original Globe Theater were there? List their names.

The Plays & Sonnets of Shakespeare

  1. What three categories of plays did Shakespeare write?

  2. List the title of one play from each category.

All About Elizabethan Language

* Note: “wherefore” means “why,” not “where.”

 Write a short creative passage (about 100-150 words) using Elizabethan English. Use at least ten of the Elizabethan words correctly; highlight them with bold font. It might be easiest to include dialogue. (Need inspiration? Write about a huge feast or party, or write a boy-meets-girl story.) Title this section "My Elizabethan Language Paragraph.



The Elizabethan Household

  1. From whom do you purchase necessary drugs?

  2. From whom do you purchase cloth for making clothing?

  3. In your own household, what is the title of the person who nurses your baby? 

Shakespearean Insults

Visit the insult kit link above and create your own FOUR insults using the formula:



 “Thou” + Column 1 + Column 2 + Column 3 + “!”


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