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Young Shakespeare


Bring Shakespeare to life for your students with this account of his boyhood, and the places and events that were influential in his development. Seven broadsheets and hands-on documents will help students’ knowledge grow as they travel with young Shakespeare from home to school to London. Historian: John Langdon-Davies. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Home
  • School
  • Shakespeare Learns to Write
  • Heroes
  • Books
  • Games
  • Young Shakespeare Goes to London
Historical Documents
  • Engraving of football as it was played in Italy in the 16th-century.
  • Page from Holinshed’s Chronicle, 1577, illustrating the source of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
  • John Norden’s maps of London and Westminster, 1593.
  • Composite photograph of Elizabethan buildings known to Shakespeare.
  • Page from The Book of Sir Thomas More, thought to be in Shakespeare’s own hand, with transcription.
  • Engraving of Shakespeare by Droeshout from the First Folio of 1623.
  • Examples of contemporary handwriting and writing-books.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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