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Shakespeare - Semester 1

 

Where are you on your Race to Royalty? 

 

     Are you still a Peasant? Have you made it to Knight? Are you a Baron or Baroness, or have you made it Prince or Princess? Did you make it to King or Queen? Is your ambition set for Emperor or Empress?

 

                                                                       

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                CURRENT ROYAL STATUS'

 

          Emperor/Empress:  

          King/Queen: 

          Prince/Princess: 

          Duke/Duchess: 

          Marquess/Marchioness: 

          Count/Countess: 

          Baron/Baroness: 

          Knight: 

          Magistrate: 

          Guildsman: 

          Commoner: 

          Peasant: Aliyah, Angel, Bailey, Caitlyn, Harrison, Julianna, MacKenzie, Maddie, Seth, Spencer 

 

 

The Queens Challenge: The Ten Steps

  1.  Read the chosen tragedy and discuss it in class

  2.  Hand in your completed Vocabulary List

  3.  Make it at least to Marquess or Marchioness (7 plays) in the Race to Royalty (Recommended Plays to Watch or you can  listen to them from Libravox.org)

  4.  Participate in the Shakespeare Parents Fair

  5.  Participate in the Spring Performance

  6.  Turn in your Personal Vocabulary List & the completed Common Old English Terms List

  7.  Pass off the Iambic Pentameter

  8.  Make a 10-15 minute Presentation on an Elizabethan Era Topic

  9.  Recite from memory the Soliloquy

  10.  Turn in 7 Opinion Papers and a Summary of Merchant of Venice

                                                            THE TRAGEDY Reading & Writing Inspirements

 

                                          September 27th - Read: Act I, Scene 1. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                                                   Opinion Paper: What is the purpose of words? Do they have power?

                                                                   Bonus Question: Give two important facts about Verona.

                                                                   Presentation on  by

                                               October 4th - Read: Act I, Scenes 2-3. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                                                   Opinion Paper: Are elderly people wiser than young people? Explain and give examples.

                                                                   Bonus Question: What is the role of the nurse in the play?

                                                                   Presentation on  by 

           October 11th - Read: Act I, Scenes 4-5. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                Opinion Paper: What is friendship? Explain.

                                Bonus Question: How many words did Shakespeare add to the English language?

                                Presentations on  by                         

           October 18th - Read: Act II, Scenes 1-3. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                                Opinion Paper: What is love? Is there a difference between love and friendship?

                                Bonus Question: What is a friar?

                                Presentation on  by

          October 25th - Read: Act II, Scenes 4-6. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Is it okay to do things without telling your parent or guardian? Explain.

                               Bonus Question: Where does the name Romeo originate?

                               Presentations on by 

        November 1st - Read: Act III, Scenes 1-2. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: List all the characters in the play and describe their relationship to Romeo.

                               Bonus Question: Which other play of Shakespeare's contains the story of Romeo & Juliet?

                               Presentations on  by 

       November 8th - Read: Act III, Scenes 3-5. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: What is the definition of consequences? Do all choices have consequences? Explain. OR What is

                                                     mercy? When would you need mercy in your life?

                               Bonus Question: Who is the most famous Shakespeare actor you know?

                               Presentations on  by 

      November 15th - Read: Act IV, Scenes 1-3. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Is death ever a solution to problems? Why or why not?

                               Bonus Question: What modern day movie is patterned after the Romeo & Juliet story?

                               Presentations on by 

      November 29th - Read: Act IV, Scenes 4-5. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Write a report on a mythological character.

                               Bonus Question: How long does it take for a body to completely decompose?

                               Presentations on  by 

       December 6th - Read: Act V. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: Write a summary of the play.

                               Bonus Question: What is your opinion of the play?

                               Presentation on by 

      December 13th - Read: No Readings this week, but still have papers. Be ready for colloquium with a discussion question or two. 

                               Opinion Paper: What lessons do you hope the remaining characters will learn because of what happened to Romeo 

                                                    & Juliet?

                               Bonus Question: When would it be right to go against authority?

                               Presentation on  by

Semester 2 Begins for Shakespeare on January 3rd - See Semester 2 for Details...

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