An overview for teachers of the historical background on audiences at Shakespeare’s theatres. Make sure you are ready with the answers to all those tricky questions. If you are asked questions not covered that you don’t know the answers to feel free to contact us.
Game 1 – historical background
Game 3 – Historical Background
An overview of the historical background to Shakespeare verse along side some simple tips about spotting different verse structures on the page which teachers might find useful to share with their pupils.
Game 2 – Historical background
An overview for teachers of the historical background about rehearsal practices in Renaissance theatre including some useful extracts from plays. Curiously our best evidence about rehearsal practice comes from the plays themselves.
Game 4 – Historical Background
An overview of the history of language development and Shakespeare’s contributions to the English language.