Shakespeare Lives in Schools Day 2016 A year-long,

Shakespeare Lives in Schools Day 2016 A year-long,

Shakespeare Lives in Schools Day 2016 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 What do you know about Shakespeare? Can you name: 1. any of his plays?

2. any of the characters? 3. any famous lines from Shakespeare? 2 Alas, poor Yorick. Photo by Zoya Ignatova. A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 William Shakespeare was born in

Stratford Upon Avon in England. We are not certain of the exact date he was born, but he was baptised on 26 April 1564. His mother was a farmers daughter and his father made gloves. He married Anne Hathaway when he was 18. He moved to London and joined the Lord Chamberlains Men theatre

company who first performed his plays. King Lear by Taiwan's Contemporary Legend Theater. Photo by Eoin Carey 3 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016

The Sam Wanamaker Festival 2015 at Shakespeare's Globe. Photo by Cesare De Giglio In 1599 we know that he was part owner of the Globe Theatre in London where his plays were performed. Men or teenage boys originally played the

womens parts in his plays, as women were not allowed to be actors at that time. Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616 in his hometown of Stratford leaving his second - best bed to his wife in his will. His plays have been translated into over 100

languages and are studied by half the worlds school children. 4 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 Learn English Kids: Macbeth What do the witches tell Macbeth about his future? Watch this story and find out!

5 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 Macbeth: True or False a. Three witches tell Macbeth that he will be the new King of Scotland. True/False b. Macbeth is happy about killing King Duncan. True/False

c. Macbeth thinks Banquo knows that he killed Duncan. True/False d. The witches tell Macbeth that he is in danger. True/False e. Lady Macbeth feels terrible about killing Duncan and Banquo. True/False f. Macbeth is killed by the witches. True/False 6

A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 a. Three witches tell Macbeth that he will be the new King of Scotland. TRUE 7

A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 b. Macbeth is happy about killing King Duncan. FALSE 8 A year-long, global programme

of events and activities for 2016 c. Macbeth thinks Banquo knows that he killed Duncan. TRUE 9 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016

d. The witches tell Macbeth that he is in danger. FALSE 10 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016

e. Lady Macbeth feels terrible about killing Duncan and Banquo. TRUE 11 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 f. Macbeth is killed by the witches.

FALSE 12 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 Shakespeare or Song? Shakespeares mastery of meter and his expressive way

with words has inspired music of every style from many cultures and backgrounds. Watch Come to me featuring Anjana Vasan a blues song inspired by As You Like It. Anjana Vasan Andrew Lamb Reportedly, more young people recognise Justin Biebers lyrics over

Shakespeares words and phrases! Take our quiz to find out whether your know your Bard from your Bieber 13 1. If music be the food of love, play on. 5 1. If music be the food of love, play on.

Twelfth Night - Act 1 Scene 1 5 2. To destroy the beauty from which one came. 5 2. To destroy the beauty from which one came. Jay Z You Must Love Me

5 3. Should I fight for love or disarm? 5 3. Should I fight for love or disarm? Justin Bieber That Should Be Me

5 4. I was not born under a rhyming planet . 5 4. I was not born under a rhyming planet . Much Ado About Nothing - Act 5 Scene 2 5

5. A diamond for all of your passion. 5 5. A diamond for all of your passion. Justin Bieber All In It 5

A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016 Whats your favourite Shakespeare quotation? Nelson Mandela chose this quote from Julius Caesar as His favourite Shakespeare quote. Cowards die many times before their deaths The valiant never taste of

death but once. Which quotation would you choose? Puck. Photo by Anneleen Lindsay. 24 A year-long, global programme of events and activities for 2016

"Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end... Sonnet 60 Find out more about the ideas in Shakespeares plays and explore the ways they remain relevant in our lives today, wherever we are in the world! www.shakespearelives.org

#shakespearelives Photo from Shakespeare Schools Festival taken by Camilla Greenwell. 25

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