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Eagles shall rocketh! Today you will be Shakespeare, a.k.a. The Bard, for a Day You will need ONE sheet of notebook paper and a writing utensil for today’s.

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1 Eagles shall rocketh! Today you will be Shakespeare, a.k.a. The Bard, for a Day You will need ONE sheet of notebook paper and a writing utensil for today’s lesson (name/date/period at the top). What do you already know about him? Discuss in your group.

2 Watch the video… “Shakespeare’s Life and Times” and take notes on your paper.

3 The Bard… Shakespeare is considered to be a genius. He wrote 37 plays and 150 poems in approximately 21 years and is believed to have coined over 1000 words and phrases, many of which are still in use today: premeditatedheart of gold green-eyedin a pickle marketableitching palm

4 Shakespeare for a Day Make a new word by joining a Prefix + Root + Suffix = word Pan+ tact + ism (the practice of touching everything, everywhere) Prefix + Root Mono + listen +er (one who listens to only one thing at a time) Root + Suffix Ob +Therm+ ist (one who does not believe in global warming)

5 The Bard… His language seems difficult at first; but once readers learn to recognize his techniques, the meaning behind the words begins to shine through.

6 Shakespeare for a Day How Shakespeare delivered insults: Thou roguish doghearted giglet… Thou paunchy bat- fowling scut… Now, you try it.

7 In order to maintain his meter, Shakespeare sometimes altered standard English in the following ways: –changed grammar –played with words –inverted word order Brutus found the note. S V O Brutus the note found. S O V

8 Shakespeare for a Day Inverting the word order of a sentence. Example: Sean caught the ball. (subject >verb>object) becomes The ball Sean caught. (object>subject>verb) or Caught Sean the ball. (verb>subject>object)

9 You try it! Invert the word order from SVO to SOV: Ruff fetched the frisbee. S V O Cordelia cried all night. S V O Now, write an original sentence, first as you normally would (SVO), then using Shakespeare’s inverted order (SOV).

10 He is known for using puns (words with more than one meaning; words that are homophones). The cobbler is like a minister: he mends soles. =========================== Fill in the missing words: Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all ______ now. I couldn't quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually ___ ____ ___ __ ___. There was a sign on the lawn at a drug re-hab center that said, “___ ___ ___ ____”.

11 Answers: Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now. I couldn't quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually it came back to me. There was a sign on the lawn at a drug re-hab center that said, 'Keep off the Grass'.

12 Shakespeare for a Day Can you complete these puns? 1.I'm reading a book about anti- gravity. It's impossible to ___ ____. 2.I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I _____ _____ ____.

13 Watch the video… “Elizabethan Drama” and take notes on your paper.

14 Iambic Pentameter Put your hand over your heart. What sound do you hear? ba/BOOM, or something like that?

15 Iambic Pentameter This sound you hear is like an IAMB in poetry. It is unstressed/stressed. ba/BOOM You emphasize the second “syllable” over the first “syllable.” Make sense?

16 Iambic Pentameter The pair of sounds (ba/BOOM) is called a foot, or an IAMB. ********** When a poem has 5 of these per line it is called IAMBIC Pentameter I see you are hopelessly lost my love. I/see you/are hope/less ly/lost my/love Scansion: breve = ˇ­ and macron = ¯ (system of coding for meter)

17 Iambic Pentameter Now you write at least ONE line using IAMBIC PENTAMETER. Mark/Code, using breves and macrons, your sentence like the example below: I see you are hopelessly lost my love. ˇ­ ¯ ˇ­ ¯ ˇ­ ¯ ˇ­ ¯ ˇ­ ¯ I/see you/are hope/less ly/lost my/love

18 He used archaic forms of “you” (thou, thy, thine, thee), often to address subordinates or equals. You will also see lots of these words in his works: dost = does whilst = while didst = did anon = in a minute/continuously/sporadically Write an original sentence using 3 of these 4 words as Shakespeare would have.

19 Summarize what you have learned today about Shakespeare, then put your paper in the orange workbasket.


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