Shakespeare Speeches

As well as the books on display use the following websites to find out more about:

Shakespeare’s life: and World Book Online: Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s influence: 

Elizabethan Period: 

Queen Elizabeth I:

Elizabethan actors:

Elizabethan superstitions:

Elizabethan fun facts:

Elizabethan food: 

Elizabethan sports: 

Elizabethan England:

Shakespeare’s plays:  Search World Book Online

Shakespeare’s poems:  Search World Book Online

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: The Globe Virtual Tour:


Elizabethan theater : 

Elizabethan Armour:

For all topics search:

World Book Online

The University of Victoria’s internationally acclaimed Internet Shakespeare Editions website provides access to in depth information about Shakespeare’s plays and poemslife and timesperformance of his works, a guide to the site, and other resources.  For this assignment you will find the “Life and Times” section especially useful:

UVic Internet Shakespear

Student Resources in Context Research Database of encyclopedia articles, videos, magazines and more about Shakespeare’s life and times:

Gale Student Resources


Iambic Pentameter:

1. Examples of Shakespearean Monologue:

Ethan Hawke:  Hamlet – To be or not to be …

Iambic Pentameter Hip Hop

2. Visualizing iambic pentameter:

3. Short quotes to practice iambicpPentameter:,2

4. Tap out rhythms

5. Choose one of Shakespeare’s sonnets or soliloquys