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Love and Transgression - Shakespeare Assessment
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This is the Term Two Shakespeare Assessment.  It also contains links to sites with research materials.

Love and Transgression in a Time Machine


You are to undertake research and reflections based on perceptions of Shakespeare in two eras.

 

1.      Elizabethan Era

            a.       You are to undertake research about ONE of these characters from Shakespeare in Love:

 

-  Philip Henslowe

-  Christopher Marlowe

-  Elizabeth I


b.      You are to write a one page summary that explains:


-         What happened in his/her life.


-         Her/his relationship to the theatre of the day.


-         His/her relationship with Shakespeare.

 

c.       Then, you are to write a 1-2 page letter that analyses one scene from Twelfth Night from their perspective.  In this, you must include:


-         What he/she think the scenes are about.


-         What she/he thinks about the words Shakespeare uses.


-         How the scene could be acted / staged.


-         How the scenes may relate to their life and/or job.

 

2.      Modern Era

 

You are to write a 2 page (minimum) newspaper feature article that analyses three scenes from the play.  One must be the scene discussed in 1c.  In this article, you must include the following:


-         What you think the scenes are about.


-         What you think of the words and other techniques Shakespeare uses.


-         How the scenes could be acted and staged.


-         How the scenes relate to the modern world and/or your life.

 

Other Conditions

 

-         You can choose three scenes about either major theme - love or transgression, or do a mix of love and transgression.


-         The assignment is to be handed in a booklet or plastic sleeve.


ASSIGNMENT DUE MONDAY JUNE 23.

 Outcomes Assessed  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.6

 

Marking Criteria

Proficient


      Is able to summarise material efficiently, with all meanings clearly delineated.


      Is able to predict a response from another culture with sophistication and flair.


      Can analyse a text from two different perspectives with sophistication and flair.


      Can clearly articulate personal responses to text with depth of understanding.


      Can articulate a complex response to language.


Competent


      Is able to summarise material well, with some meanings clearly delineated.


      Is able to predict a response from another culture with some knowledge of the era.


      Can respond to a text from two different perspectives with some knowledge of the text.


      Can articulate some complex personal responses to text.


      Can articulate a good response to language.

 

Developing


      Is able to summarise material, but not in a concise fashion.


      Is able to write an approximation of another persons view on text.


      Can respond to a text from two different perspectives with reference to the text.


      Can articulate some personal responses to text.


      Can articulate a response to language.


 Minimal


      Repeats read material.


      Writes a letter as a character.


      Has responded as one person twice.


      Has not written about the text.


      Has a limited understanding of language use.

 

Not Shown


      Has not undertaken research.


      Has not written any responses to the studied text.

Annotated Hypertext Version of Twelfth Night

Lamb's Tales Simplified Version of Twelfth Night

Spark Notes - Excellent summary of Twelfth Night

Christopher Marlowe - A Comprehensive Site

Christopher Marlowe - From Theatrehistory.com

A Brief History of Christopher Marlowe

Philip Henslowe - A Comprehensive History

Philip Henslowe - from Theatrehistory.com

Good lines from Shakespeare in Love

Henslowe and the Admiral's Men

Elizabethan Theatre Timeline

Elizabeth I History

Elizabethan Life

Home of Comprehensive Elizabethan Research Sites

Another good comprehensive set of Renaissance weblinks.

An outstanding site about Shakespeare, his language, popularity.

An excellent central search hub on Twelfth Night