Please answer the following questions. There are 4 different mini prompts. Be sure to use paragraphs to make the reading easier.
What do you think the quote in the above title means?
In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a dispute between 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?
I know many of you have heard some if not all of the following phrases coined by Shakespeare. What do they mean? Please tell me what you think the meaning is behind each phrase.
a “wild-goose chase”
a “piece of work”
“the be-all, end-all”
“all that glitters is not gold”
“the world is my oyster”
“the green-eyed monster”
By the way, Shakespeare is credited with adding 1700 words to the English language. If he didn’t have a word for something he needed, he simply made one up! Some of the words he created that we use today are : birthplace, bedroom, buzzer, luggage, excitement, lonely, and mimic!
The Globe Theater Virtual Tour You’ll need the free Quicktime download to view this
Clemson Shakespeare Festival Another virtual tour of the Globe Theater
After looking around the Globe Theater, where do you think the best place to view a play would be? Why?
Part 3 of the BBC Animated Tales has been added to the page at the top.