Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

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New York:  HarperCollins Publishers, 1999
IL 3-6  RL 4.8
ISBN 006027820X
First, get out the balcony scene from "Romeo and Juliet" and briefly read this part.  Ask students if they know what part this play came from and ask student who wrote it.  Then show the famous  portrait of the bard and tell them some interesting facts about him, such as how many plays he wrote, where he lived, and examples of Middle English. Afterwards, ask anybody if they have ever seen a movie or play that was originally written by Shakespeare.  Show an illustration of the Globe Theatre and point out the different areas.  Introduce the book and tell them it's not only about Shakespeare but also about how people lived in the 1600's, as well as how people in modern society have helped this man to still "live" through his works.  ("Naomi Bates" <>) 
SUBJECTS: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
                        Authors, English
                        Globe Theatre (Southwark, London, England)
                        Theaters -- England -- London.


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