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Shakespeare Research

In your group, assign a different research topic from the following list to each member; have each member select a topic from a different section). Visit the Folger Shakespeare Library website ( to conduct research on your assigned topic by exploring the “Discover Shakespeare” link. On 4x6 index card (or on a half sheet of printed paper), summarize the key points you learned. Copy the website address onto the back side of your note card.

  1. Shakespeare’s Life: Stratford Beginnings, Success in London, Final Years, An Expansive Age, Shakespeare’s Story, Questioning Shakespeare’s Authorship

  2. Shakespeare’s Work: The Plays, The Poems, Publication, First Folio

  3. Shakespeare’s Theater: London Playhouses, Inside the Theaters, Staging and Performance, Business Arrangements

Goal is to demonstrate an ability to summarize and identify key information on a research topic.

Exemplary Work will accurately quote key details from the text by embedding direct quotations into the summary

Earlier Event: January 21
Reading Log
Later Event: January 28
Exploration of R&J Act 1 Fight Staging