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Topics: William Shakespeare, Roman Republic, Mark Antony Pages: 2 (366 words) Published: May 16, 2013
Julius Caesar “mini” Research Project
DUE Date: April 23, 2013

This paper will be 2-3 pages long typed. 12 point font. Times New Roman. Double Spaced. 1 inch margins

What is it about today's action movies that draw your attention? Murder, Deceit, Treason, Back-Stabbing Friends? Maybe a little of all of these? But did you know you can find all of these attributes and MORE in a play written in the 1500's!?

Yes, it's true!

William Shakespeare was a master of suspense and drama, two elements found in one of his most famous works, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. What was it about the historic Roman, Julius Caesar, that so intrigued William Shakespeare? As you journey through this research process, you will find the answer to this question and more!


You will research one of the following topics:

William Shakespeare A typical upper-class home in ancient Rome, Renaissance England, Forms of transportation in ancient Rome. The Globe Theatre, The Black Plague, Julius Caesar, The art of fencing, Marc Antony (Marcus Antonius), Renaissance music, Queen Elizabeth I of England, Religion in ancient Rome Weapons and armor of ancient Rome,

Military strategies used in battle by Roman legions,
Armor of Renaissance England (1510- 1660),
Fashion/clothing of ancient Rome,

After researching your topic, you will write a research paper with internal citations and a works cited page for 100 points. The objective of this assignment is to learn the research process and gather background information essential to analyzing the play Julius Caesar.

~Note Taking & Working Bibliography~
Once you have a topic, you will begin researching.
First, you will be given a handout with your topic and websites to use while researching. Once you...

Bibliography: Once you have a topic, you will begin researching.
First, you will be given a handout with your topic and websites to use while researching.
Once you have received the list of websites for your topic, you should work to complete the working bibliography handout. This will be helpful for you when you begin writing your paper.
After completing your working bibliography handout, read the articles from each website listed and take DETAILED notes. (using Note-Taking Handout)

Shakespearean Biographer Expert: You will gather information about the life of William Shakespeare, the time period in which he lived, his career and theatre companies.
Article #1 “Shakespeare Biography”
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