The Life and Times of William Shakespeare


The main concepts covered in this lesson would be the life of William Shakespeare (i.e.. his childhood, early acting career, life as a playwright, his personal life) and the Elizabethan Era. There would be a number of concepts covered under the heading of the Elizabethan Era such as:  Queen Elizabeth I, Education, Medicine and Health, Law and Punishment, Clothing, Entertainment, Theatre, and The Globe. By covering Shakespeare's life and the society in which he lived students will gain an appreciation of the environment in which Shakespeare's plays were written and therefore a better understanding of the plays themselves.

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