Arden of Faversham Discussion Questions

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Research the dissolution of the monasteries in England that took place between 1538 and 1541. Write an essay in which you explain why Henry VIII closed the monasteries. What were the consequences for English society and culture, and how is that shown in Arden of Faversham?

Reread the play and pick out your three favorite passages of two to ten lines or more. Explain to the class why you like these quotations. What appeals to you about the use of language in them? Then select from your favorite Shakespeare play three of the most memorable short passages. Read them to the class also, explaining the dramatic context in which they occur. Whose lines are more memorable¬óShakespeare's or those of the anonymous author of Arden of Faversham? Explain your answer.

After the sensational murder in Faversham in 1551, Alice's story was told in a popular...

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