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Experiencing Shakespeare

Original Webcast Date:

March 6, 2012 10:00 AM CST

Middle School

English Language Arts | The Arts


Experiencing Shakespeare makes Shakespeare come alive for students. Through television, the web, and social media, students explore the Folger Shakespeare Library, a leader in teaching Shakespeare, and home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection. Experiencing Shakespeare reveals the genius of Shakespeare, inspires students to read Shakespeare's works, and empowers them to understand his language. They'll travel backstage with professional actors rehearsing for a Shakespeare performance, see original documents relating to Shakespeare's life and times, and enjoy special behind-the-scenes access to the Folger. Folger experts answer questions about Shakespeare that were submitted by students during the live webcast.




Discussion Questions  (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)

  1. What year was the 1st televised broadcast of Julius Caesar filmed at the Folger Theater?
  2. What is a Grimoire?
  3. What is manuscript writing?
  4. Which version of Romeo and Juliet do we read in most modern classrooms?
  5. What’s the name of Shakespeare’s Theatrical Company?
  6. What literary device can be used to color the meaning of the words written?
  7. What tools can be used during a performance to change or clarify the meaning of the script?

For additional educational resources visit the Folger Shakespeare Library.


Experiencing Shakespeare is made possible through the generous support of:

  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
  • American Graduate, a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Wells Fargo

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