William Shakespeare

Ms Wall, Ms Phelan and the P6 girls are hard at work learning about Shakespeare and some of his plays. We are going to video famous scenes from four of Shakespeare’s plays; As You Like It, MacBeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest. We are also learning about Shakespeare’s life in England in the 16th Century, his home town Stratford upon Avon, and the famous Globe Theatre in London. All the P6 girls will be appearing in the video and we are looking forward to,sharing it with the rest of the school before Christmas!

All the world’s a stage’ monologue, spoken by Jaques, Act 2 Scene 7

1; All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, Stage set/ And one man in his time plays many parts, People moving His acts being seven ages.

John and Mary Shakespeare's gaf

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Shakespeare is arguably the most influential & important playwright who ever lived. His works have never gone out of fashion, and have been performed consistently all over the world since they were written in the 16th century. During this project, we wanted to introduce P6 to some of the classic scenes from Shakespeare’s plays - this will give them a great head-start when it comes to studying Shakespeare in Senior school English & it’s also great fun!!

Let’s start at the beginning. William Shakespeare was born on 23rd April 1564 in Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire in England. He was baptised 3 days later in the Holy Trinity Church in the town and the family lived in Henley Street. You can still visit Shakepeare’s birthplace today as the house is still there and is now part of the ‘Birthplace Trust’.