Shakespeare, Macbeth, and Elizabethan England 1. Site Location: http://www.elizabethi.org/us/biography.html Why was this period called the Elizabethan Age? Who was she and who were her parents? Why is her father so well remembered? 2. Site Location: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/elizabeth_i_01.shtml Name three ways that Elizabeth’s reign was different from that of other English monarchs. Why did she never marry? 3. Site Location: http://elizabethan.org/compendium/index.html Describe conditions in the city of London during the time period. 4. Site Location: http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/elizabeth.htm In 1588 a very important event in English history occurred. What happened and what was the outcome? 5. Site Location: http://www.bardweb.net/man.html Read this article about Shakespeare. List three new facts you learn about him. 6. Site Location: http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/people/famousfirst40.html What real life story did Shakespeare use for his play Macbeth? 7. Site Location: http://www.pathguy.com/macbeth.htm Who was James I and why is it believed that Macbeth was written for him? 8. Site Location: http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/ In Macbeth act 4, scene1, what items were the witches cooking up in their cauldren? 9. Site Location: http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/scotland.html Click on the Highlands on the map of Scotland, then on Inverness. What is the importance of this city to the story of Macbeth? 10. Site Location: http://virtual.clemson.edu/caah/shakespr/VRGLOBE/index.php In the time you have left , take a virtual tour of the Globe Theater. How does the Globe differ from theaters today?