Listen to Treason and Plots
More information about: William Shakespeare from BBC history
Then read the text Shakespeare’s England (from PBS In Search from Shakespeare’s World) and answer the questions.
When and where was Shakespeare born?
What was England like at the time of Shakespeare’s birth? Describe.
What was the political situation in England at the time of Shakespeare’s birth?
Which was the most important industry? Also mention some important imports?
Compare society in Shakespeare’s England with what you know about today’s society.
Then move on to Shakespeare’s English – Middle English to Early Modern English,
Listen to an example of Shakespear’s English at bbc history;
- Give one exampel of language change form Chaucer’s English to Shakespeare’s English.!
- Give three examples of how Early Modern English (Shakespeare’s English) is different formModern English.!
- What was the background for the enormous increase in vocabulary in the English Language between 1530-1660?