Shakespeare: Investigate The Bard's Influence On Today's World by Andi DiehnShakespeare: Investigate The Bard's Influence On Today's World by Andi Diehn

Shakespeare: Investigate The Bard's Influence On Today's World

byAndi DiehnIllustratorSamuel Carbaugh

Paperback | November 15, 2016

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'Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?' Teenagers have been sighing an approximation of these words for centuries, ever since William Shakespeare had Juliet utter them from her balcony in one of the most popular plays of all time, Romeo and Juliet . Tales of love, loss, rebellion, rivalry-before there was Twilight, Warm Bodies, and The Lion King, there was Shakespeare. The characters, language, imagery, and plot elements of many books and movies that appear on bookshelves and in cinemas today are directly influenced by the plays of the Bard.In Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World, readers discover links between the books, movies, and music they listen to today and the words that were written and acted out more than 400 years ago. Readers deconstruct Shakespearean themes, imagery, language, and meaning by finding familiar ground on which to gain literary insight. Through hands-on projects such as coding a video game based on one of Shakespeare's plays to rewriting a scene in the text language of emoji, readers find compelling avenues into the dramatic, sometimes intimidating language, leaving them well-equipped to tackle any major text in the academic years to come.
Andi Diehn is the author of Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects, Technology: Cool Women Who Code, and Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World for Nomad Press. She lives in Enfield, NH, with her family. Sam Carbaugh has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Forensics: Uncover the Science a...
Title:Shakespeare: Investigate The Bard's Influence On Today's WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.28 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619304554

ISBN - 13:9781619304550


Table of Contents


Introduction: Shakespeare Past and Present

  • Create a Shakespearean Timeline

Chapter 1: Romeo and Juliet

  • "A Plague on Both Your Houses"

Chapter 2: The Romeos and Juliets of Today

  • Drop the Beat

Chapter 3: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • To Write or Not To Write

Chapter 4: The Hamlets of Today

  • Design the Play-Within-the-Play

Chapter 5: Twelfth Night

  • Choose Your Own Adventure

Chapter 6: welfth Night Today

  • R U OK?,

Chapter 7: A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Compare and Contrast

Chapter 8:The Midsummer Night Magic of Today

  • Act Out!
  • Your Turn


Essential Questions



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