The Life and Times of

William Shakespeare, Dramatist Extraordinaire

William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England in 1564.  Throughout the course of his life, Shakespeare penned 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and two epic poems that are all so timeless in nature that they are still read, studied, and analyzed in today's modern society.

In order to develop a true understanding of William Shakespeare and his contributions to society and literature, it is crucial that we establish an understanding of Elizabethan England and the era in which Shakespeare produced his masterpieces.

Begin with the link to the left, labeled "Task."  This will explain the purpose of this webquest.  Remember to print out any worksheets attached to your respective will need them as you work to complete the research on your topic. 

Upon completion, you will teach the information that you have gathered on your particular subject to your other group members. 

Remember to complete the packet that is provided for you as you listen to the presentations of your peers.

You may begin your quest...

Webquest designed by Mrs. Berkowitz and Ms. Lombard; Coleytown Middle School
Westport, CT


Knight Task
Queen Elizabeth
The Globe Theatre
Everyday Life



Adapted for use by Wooster's 8th Grade English Class with Mrs. Reynolds. 2008