Anatomy of a Scene

It’s Shakespeare like your High School English teacher never taught you.

Death and Dying in Hamlet and Macbeth

Hamlet and Macbeth are about a lot of things. Power and revenge. Madness and the otherworldly. But, when you get right down to it, these are plays about death and dying and murder: so that you know evil when it crosses your path.

See Shakespeare’s dark world illustrated and how each character came to their bloody end. (Click on the image to enlarge or open in new window.)

Shakespeare’s Game of the Hollow Crown

Using Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV, Part One and Henry IV, Part Two as your map, follow the history of rebellion in turn of the 15th century England and the successive stories of three kings: Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V.

Richard II

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Henry IV, Part 1

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Henry IV, Part 2

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Shakespeare’s Enchanted Forest

Look at Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It. They take place in a wood and a forest respectively. Dust off your old Elizabethan English dictionary and you’ll see that “wood” meant “mad” back in Shakespeare’s day. So, it makes sense that these are settings of enchantment and escape, but also of confusioneven madness. Since when do lions roam French forests? Since when do fairy queens fall in love with ass-headed (literally) common folk? These are places where you don’t even know if you’re sleeping or awake; or that the woman you love and lost is actually the guy right next to you in drag.

Enter Shakespeare’s Enchanted Forest and see all the comedy (or madness) that ensues. (Click on the image to enlarge or open in new window.)

DESIGNER: RICARDO GALVEZ. PRODUCER/RESEARCH: TOM McNAMARA.

  • Ricardo E. Galvez

    sweet graphix!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaphnePuerto Daphne Puerto

    I don’t want to ruin the ending for you, but everybody dies.

  • Shakesister

    I am a high school English teacher, and I would gladly pay for a poster version of this!!! Finding quality high school level Shakespeare posters is quite difficult (stress on the “quality” aspect). This is not only visually engaging, it is educational, as well. Bravo!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jphilips Judith Wooten Philips

    Love, love, love this!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jphilips Judith Wooten Philips

    I love the art integration philosophy behind this. Wonderful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/missraye Raydeen Graffam

    Love the graphic… but how is this the Anatomy of a Scene?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.sheasley Jeffrey Lynn Sheasley

      Right. It’s the anatomy of two plays, ten acts, and Lord knows how many scenes.

  • dim404

    Great fun and instructive too. Very good effort!

  • http://twitter.com/pat_brauer Pat Brauer

    What am I missing here? Is this supposed to be interactive? It appears to be nothing more than who died in the 2 plays and how. Signed, a high school English teacher.