Straight Outta Stratford-Upon-Avon - Shakespeare's Early Days: Crash Course Theater #14

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Who would've guessed that a boy from the sleepy town Stratford-upon-Avon would grow up to become one of the greatest playwrights of all time? Scholars only know a few details about Shakespeare's early life, but that information is the focus of a video on theater history. In addition to describing how the Bard grew up, the video also tackles the question of whether or not Shakespeare actually wrote the plays attributed to him?

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct research on Shakespeare's life and have learners write a short biography
  • Hold an interview where a scholar pretends to be the Bard and answers questions about his life
Classroom Considerations

  • Description contains a link to a Patreon that encourages viewers to become supporters of the series
  • Episode 14 in the Crash Course Theater playlist
Pros

  • Includes excerpts from historical documents
  • Shares multiple perspectives on Shakespeare
Cons

  • Rushes through a lot of information; therefore, pause the video frequently to check for understanding and respond to viewer's questions
Common Core