Have you got Will Power? Now it’s time to get serious about Shakespeare and take on a new role. Become a news broadcaster and an expert on the Bard himself! Now that’s something for your CV!
  1. Task 1 Brave New World Broadcast

    O, wonder!
    How many goodly creatures are there here!
    How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
    That has such people in’t!

    These lines are from the play The Tempest and exclaimed by Miranda when she falls in love with Ferdinand on Prospero’s island. The phrase “brave new world” is now used in everyday speech.

    Your task is to create a news broadcast (video) or series of podcasts on a Brave New World topic. You can choose from:

    • Adventurers and Explorers in Shakespeare’s Day
    • Locations in Shakespeare’s Plays
    • Performing Shakespeare Around the World

    Perhaps you will focus on adventurous seafarers like Raleigh or Drake, who explored the New World?

    Or you could jet off to Verona to learn more about Romeo and Juliet or explore Egypt to discover Antony and Cleopatra. Just look at Shakespeare’s World map for some more inspiration.

    Shakespeare’s World map

    Shakespeare’s appeal is global. Did you know that Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most performed play. Since 1960 the play has been performed in more than 75 languages. Over the last 10 years, Romeo and Juliet was performed in 24 countries across 5 continents. You won’t believe it but... it is estimated that every minute of every day, someone in the world is watching a play by Shakespeare! Now that’s something to talk about! Can you find out some more fun facts about Shakespeare and his influence around the world?

    You will need to research the topic carefully and think about how you can present your information in a way that will excite and engage your audience.

    Upload a video, podcast or a word document as evidence.

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