Create a Shakespearean Timeline

Create a Shakespearean Timeline

Every writer, artist, musician, or other cultural visionary is at least partly a product of their time. What might the history of Shakespeare's era have contributed to the poems and plays he wrote that we enjoy today?
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Make a Poetry Journal

Make a Poetry Journal

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Most poets carry a notebook around with them wherever they go. Why? In case they think of something when they're not at their desk! Inspiration can happen at any moment, and it's a great idea to keep all of your poetry thoughts and drafts in one place.



The Old School House Magazine
“This book does an excellent job of making Shakespeare come alive for young people and successfully conveys the timelessness of Shakespeare's plays.” Read the complete review online. 

“Continually connects Shakespeare's themes, plots, and characters to the present day, demonstrating the relevance of Shakespeare with subtlety and flair.” Read the complete review online.

Detailed Book Description

Shakespeare didn't write zombie flicks, but without the play Romeo and Juliet, the movie Warm Bodies would never have been made! In Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World, readers explore the language and themes of five Shakespeare plays and discover their reach in today's books, music, and movies.

  • Equips readers with critical reading skills that extend beyond the boundaries of Shakespeare's work.
  • Shows a pattern of literature being built on a foundation of historical texts.
  • Activities encourage the development of comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
Paperback, $17.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Language Arts
Content Focus: Language Arts | Reading & Writing



Shakespeare Past and Present

Chapter 1
Romeo and Juliet

Chapter 2
The Romeos and Juliets of Today

Chapter 3
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Chapter 4
The Hamlets of Today

Chapter 5
Twelfth Night

Chapter 6
Twelfth Night Today

Chapter 7
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chapter 8
The Midsummer Night Magic of Today