Research one of the many actors who have become famous because of their performances of Shakespeare, such as Richard Burbage, Edwin Booth, John Barrymore, Edith Evans, or Peggy Ashcroft. Make sure you choose someone with a substantial background in Shakespeare (e.g., not Leonardo DiCaprio because he did Romeo and Juliet once). Create a poster that includes the following:
-- actor's name
-- actor's year of birth and death (if appropriate)
-- what Shakespeare plays or films they did
-- which role, if any, they were especially famous for
-- a photograph or drawing of the actor
We will use the posters to decorate the classroom.
King Gertrude? Princess Hamlet?
Did you know that when Shakespeare's plays were first performed all the parts were played by men? Even the female characters were played by young boys whose voices were high enough to sound like girls. So...
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