Friday, April 23, 2010

William Shakespeare Died this Day in 1616

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

- Wikipedia

Literature Fair Project Information
Title: William Shakespeare Works
Subject: William Shakespeare
Grade level: High School, Grades 10-12
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Descriptive
Cost: Low
Awards: 2nd place, arts and literature, ThinkQuest (1997)
Affiliation: ThinkQuest
Year: 1997
Description: Main topics:
Tragedies: Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, King Lear.
Comedies and Histories: Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, Merchant of Venice, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Twelfth Night.
Resources: for teachers, for students, life of the Bard, pictures, theatres and festivals.


1 comment:

M.M.E. said...

I can't believe I forgot to celebrate it. I'm glad his birthday is still celebrated, however. He's a great inspiration for my illustrations.