Shakespeare questions

Answer the following six questions in your theme book:

Click on this link to find the answers.

1.Click on the link to Birth 1564 & Early Years. William Shakespeare was born in what year?

2.What date do we recognise as his birthday?

3.What was important about Stratford-upon-Avon in the 16th century?

4.Click on the link for 1594 and find the acting companies Shakespeare was associated with in the early days. Name one.

5.Click on 1599 The Great Globe. What is the probable year that Romeo and Juliet was written?

6.What day and year did Shakespeare die? Why is this an interesting date? How old was Shakespeare when he died?

To answer questions 7 to 12 about marriage in Shakespeare’s time go here.

7.What does betrothal mean?

8. Name three marriage and betrothal customs found on this page.

Click on the link for “more wedding customs.”

9. What colour should the bride’s dress be?

10. How is the intention to marry announced? What happens if it is not announced previous to the event?

11. Describe the wedding procession.

12. What is a dowry?

Explain how important  a wedding ring is to the Elizabethans?


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