Exploring the Life of William Shakespeare

Ms. Jessie's English 9/10 Classes

Over the next few weeks, we will be indulging ourselves in some of Shakespeare's most classical plays. The 9th graders will have the opportunity to learn about two young lovers in Romeo and Juliet. The 10th graders will have the opportunity to learn about the late Julius Caesar. Before jumping into such classical plays, we will learn more about our author below.

After viewing Shakespeare's video clip and reading his quote, it is time to develop your own opinion about Shakespeare before beginning your reading assignments. You should utilize both resources provided in order to connect Shakespeare to a modern day writer. In essence, what author does Shakespeare appear to most closely resemble? Why?

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