& Juliet Webquest
by "add your
first name here"
- Copy this page and paste it into
your wq.htm page. (Control A: select all, Control C: copy, Control
- Your task is to answer all the questions
using the links provided. Insert your answers after the questions;
make your answers a different color than the question (dark green
would be good.) Be sure you answer all parts of the question. You
do not have to write complete sentences unless to answer well it
is obvious you should.
- When you hit enter to put your
answer in, the list properties will make it part of the list.
To make it look like this, click your increase indent button
twice, then change to a bullet. This will make your answers
easier to find.
- Do not use a graphic or dark color
background (you will lose points). Do not make significant
changes to this design of this page, which will make it hard
for your teacher to read it.
- Delete these directions (everything
from the word 'Directions;" to just above the line) before
Click on this
link and answer the following questions (1-7).
- Click on the link to Birth 1564 &
Early Years. William Shakespeare was born in what year?
- What date do we recognize as his
- What was important about Stratford-upon-Avon
in the 16th century?
- Click on the link for 1594 and find
the acting companies Shakespeare was associated with in the early
days. Name one.
- Click on 1599 The Great Globe. What
is the probable year that Romeo and Juliet was written?
- Scroll down to the section "Construction
of the Globe," and answer these questions:
- Where did the timbers to build
the Globe come from?
- Who was the carpenter who built
- What was Shakespeare's share
- What day and year did Shakespeare
die? Why is this an interesting date? How old was Shakespeare
when he died?
Click on this link
and answer the next questions (8-10).
- Romeo & Juliet marry secretly,
but because she is trying to escape the arranged marriage to Paris.
Read this site about marriage in Elizabethan England and answer
- What does betrothal mean?
- Name three marriage and betrothal
customs found on this page.
- Click on the link for "more
- What color should the bride's
- How is the intention to marry
announced? What happens if it is not announced previous to the
- Describe the wedding procession.
- What is a dowry?
- Explain how important is a wedding
ring to the Elizabethans?
Click on this
link and continue (11-13).
- How many meals do people generally
eat each day?
- Click here.
Why would people in Shakespeare's day not know what a chocolate
chip cookie is?
- Lord Capulet throws a huge party,
feast and all. Imagine you are in charge of that menu. Luckily for
you, today you only have to plan a menu for a small dinner party.
Be sure to use only food
available in Europe during this time. Choose at least two vegetables,
two meats, and two fruits or nuts.
Click on this
link and continue (14-16).
- A famous line from Romeo and Juliet
is when Juliet says, "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?"
What does "wherefore" mean?
- What does "stay" mean?
here to get the information you need to translate this conversation.
Put your translation in column two. Keep the phrases just about
the same, but use Elizabethan words where you can. So, in other
words, you rewrite the entire phrase but replace as many words as
you can using Elizabethan English.
(A sneezes) Excuse me.
do you know where the closest bathroom is?
It's down the street in the Kings Tavern.
Theatre in Shakespeare's Time
Acting, & Audience" is the link for the next questions
- How many women actors did the company
- Was Shakespeare an actor? What was
the term used to refer to actors?
- How were the seating arrangements
for the audience? How did one get a good seat?
- What would the audience do if they
did not like a performance?
- Go to the
Shakespearean Insult Kit and create your own insult. How you
do it is to start with the word "Thou." Next, take a phrase/word
from the first column to begin your insult, continue by adding something
from the second column, and finish it up royally with something
from the third column. Type your own personal Shakespearean insult
in the table below. [Thou + choice from column 1 + choice from column
2 + choice from column 3 = your custom made insult].
Click on this link to be
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