Shakespeare Library Stations

Shakespearean Stations

1.      Shakespearean and Hip Hop: Rewind to the beginning and watch the video clip until 8:00.

Define iambic pentameter:

Then go the link below and see how if you figure out whether the lines are Shakespeare or Hip Hop. RECORD YOUR SCORE HERE:________________

Write your own line using iambic pentameter here:

2.      A. Now visit the website find the origin and meaning of your first name. Fill in the information below. Does anything surprise you about your name?

         Meaning of your first name:

         Country of origin:

         Ranking of your name in the US:

Now look up the names BENVOLIO, TYBALT, and MERCUTIO and list their meanings. Keep these in mind as you read the play. Is it coincidence that Shakespeare chose these names for these characters?



3. A. Take a virtual tour of the Blackfriar�s Playhouse in Staunton, VA, the world�s only re-creation of The Globe Theater in London at,-79.0707142,3a,75y,91h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sDWXGzA__A5llnQICXJRrvg!2e0!!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 . After you�ve completed your tour, use the Venn diagram at to compare and contrast going to a performance at the Globe to going to see a movie at Regal Cinemas. Enter your first and last name and label it GLOBE. Print your final copy and turn in to Ms. Groah. Things to consider are listed below.
* Previews or advertisements for shows
* Modes of transportation and travel conditions
* Theater Design
* Audience Base
B. Look at the pop-up book about the Globe Theater.
* Look at the next to the last page to find the following information.
1. How many people does the theater hold approximately?

2. Does the audience listen quietly?

4.      Listen to the Prologue from Romeo and Julietat As you�re listening and following along, highlight all the words you hear that are unfamiliar to you. Compare and contrast which words you highlighted with the words highlighted by your group members. Use the online dictionary to define only the words your whole group does not know. Now, re-listen to the prologue again. Does it make more sense now? Just for kicks, if your group has time, watch to the current movie version of the Prologue found here.

                                    Two households, both alike in dignity,
                                    In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
                                    From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
                                    Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
                                    From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
                                    A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
                                    Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
                                    Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.
                                    The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
                                    And the continuance of their parents' rage,
                                    Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
                                    Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
                                    The which if you with patient ears attend,
                                    What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

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