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Pick something that interests you!  You’ll be spending a lot of time on this paper so you’ll want to be researching something you enjoy.  Every effort will be made to give every student their first choice in topic.  However, this may not always be possible.  Since you will be presenting your topic, we want a variety of topics for students to learn about.  Therefore, only THREE students in each class will research any one topic.


William Shakespeare - this was the example - students are not allowed to research William Shakespeare


1.      First Folio: Published in 1623, this was a collection of Shakespearean plays                          

2.      Much Ado About Nothing: One of the many tragi-comedies of William Shakespeare             

3.      Spain in the 1600s: research the life and times of Spain in the 1600s

4.      Ben Johnson: reputed to be the second most important English dramatist in the time of Shakespeare

5.      The romantic era: romanticism – an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement in England                          

6.      Queen Elizabeth 1: Queen of England from 1558 until her death in 1603

7.      Stratford Upon-Avon: Birthplace of Shakespeare

8.      Aragon (Spain): Northern province in Spain – home to Don Pedro (Prince in Much Ado About Nothing)

9.      King James 1: Scottish King of England – ruled from 1603 - 1625

10.  The Elizabethan era: the era in England associated with the rule of Queen Elizabeth

11.  Padua (Italy): City in Northern Italy – home to Benedick, the prince’s right hand man, in Much Ado

12.  Theater in the 1600s: Explore the theater in England in the time of Shakespeare

13.  Christopher Marlowe: English dramatist in the time of Shakespeare               

14.  Florence (Italy): Capital city in the Italian region of Tuscany – home to Claudio in Much Ado

15.  Shakespearean comedies: Explore the group of plays that make up Shakespearean comedies

16.  The Globe Theater: Theater in England associated with William Shakespeare                        

17.  Messina (Italy): the capital of the Italian province of Messina – home to the family of Leonato in Much Ado

18.  the English Renaissance: Cultural and artistic movement in England in the late 16th century

19.  London in the 1600s: Explore the life and times of London in the 1600s

20.  England in the 1600s: Explore the life and times of England in the 1600s

21.  Feudal System: legal and military customs in Europe from the 9th – 16th centuries

22.  Holy Trinity Church: Church closely associated with Shakespeare’s baptism and burial

23.  Italy in the 1600s: Explore the country of Italy in the 1600s   


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