Check out the View Out Loud page for video highlights of “Sixties Day.”
On this same page you will also notice a BBC animated video of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Part 1. The video is about ten minutes long, and it’s purpose is to familiarize you with the story of the play in simplest terms.
Elizabethan England Please visit this website and have a look around at all the different links. I want you to get a feel of what life was like back in William Shakespeare’s time and be prepared to discuss this time period in class.
The Virtual Globe Theater Please visit this site for a virtual tour of the Globe Theater. Click on the navigation links on the left sidebar. You can zoom in and out. You will need Quicktime to view this, and it’s a free download.
Clemson University’s Virtual Globe Theater Tour This is another virtual site of the Globe Theater for you to explore. Click on the image to get started, and then use the arrow keys to navigate your way around.
Please answer the following questions:
What is it about Elizabethan life that you found interesting? Tell me the most interesting thing you learned.
If you were to watch a play in the Globe Theater, where do you think would be the best viewing spot?
What are your initial thoughts after viewing Part 1 of the video?
Finally, in this play, a dispute between a father and daughter has serious consequences. Should parents have the right to control their children’s lives? How should differences between parents and children be resolved?