London EYH – Spring 2010<br />William Shakespeare<br />Charles Dickens<br />Anne Blum<br />Brittany Morrongiello<br />Elle...
William Shakespeare<br />Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon.  Here he married Anne Hathaway, ...
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre<br />
Heaven and Hell at the Globe<br />At performances at the Globe, the poor “groundlings” could be found viewing the play fro...
The Globe Museum<br />Next to the Globe there is a museum dedicated to the history of the theater and the productions whic...
Stratford-upon-Avon<br />
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage<br />Anne Hathaway’s cottage was outside of Stratford-upon-Avon, the town where Shakespeare lived,...
The Birthplace<br />Shakespeare’s birth home is easily recognizable by the flat top tree outside of it.<br />The house its...
Charles Dickens<br />Charles Dickens was born in 1812.  He lived in many flats throughout London, but the museum dedicated...
Charles Dickens’ Home and 			        		   Museum<br />
The Dickens Museum<br />Inside Dickens’ home at Doughty Street, we experienced the home as Dickens knew it.  <br />There a...
Haunted?<br />Mary Hogarth’s Room<br />The Library<br />Mary was the sister of Dickens’ wife.  Dickens supposedly loved Ma...
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In January 2010, a group of Wagner College art students visited a variety of sites in England connected to Victorian literature and British law. To see the video that accompanies this PowerPoint presentation, go to http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=50E2C8F020781A3D

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  1. 1. London EYH – Spring 2010<br />William Shakespeare<br />Charles Dickens<br />Anne Blum<br />Brittany Morrongiello<br />Elle Trudeau<br />
  2. 2. William Shakespeare<br />Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Here he married Anne Hathaway, but his work as a playwright brought him to London, where his plays ran during the spring and summer months at the Globe Theatre. His first play was Henry IV, and his last was The Tempest. All of his plays were performed at the Globe, an outdoor theatre, which was located on the south bank of the Thames, away from the noise of Central London. The original Globe was destroyed in a fire during a performance of Henry VIII, but the Globe which exists today is created to mimic the original. Shakespeare died in 1616, but his plays have left a lasting affect on English Literature; they are still performed twice a day at London’s reconstructed Globe Theatre.<br />
  3. 3. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre<br />
  4. 4. Heaven and Hell at the Globe<br />At performances at the Globe, the poor “groundlings” could be found viewing the play from the ground level. Here, they had a view of “heaven,” which reminded them that they could still rise to heaven despite their poor social status on earth.<br />Meanwhile, the rich attendees could be found in the upper level seats. Here, they had a view of “hell,” which reminded them to be morally responsible and care for the poor; if they did not, they would fall to hell in the afterlife.<br />
  5. 5. The Globe Museum<br />Next to the Globe there is a museum dedicated to the history of the theater and the productions which have been staged there. Exhibits include costumes, props, and instruments. There are also rooms dedicated to adaptations of Shakespeare’s works around the world, which show how influential his plays are. <br />
  6. 6. Stratford-upon-Avon<br />
  7. 7. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage<br />Anne Hathaway’s cottage was outside of Stratford-upon-Avon, the town where Shakespeare lived, but he would walk there everyday to visit her. They lived there together after they were married in 1582. <br />Inside the cottage, we toured the kitchen where Anne would have prepared meals and saw the bedrooms where the family slept. Some of us even sat on a chair that Shakespeare reportedly courted Anne on. Outside of the cottage, we walked through the gardens.<br />Everything in the cottage was authentic, so we got to experience it as Shakespeare and Anne did.<br />
  8. 8. The Birthplace<br />Shakespeare’s birth home is easily recognizable by the flat top tree outside of it.<br />The house itself is now an interactive museum that plays clips of productions of Shakespeare’s many plays and reads aloud some of the most famous lines from those plays. At the beginning of the tour, the ring that Shakespeare wore is on display.<br />Outside of the house is a street lined with shops that reflects the town as Shakespeare would have known it. Today, the shops include an ice cream shop called “William Shakes” and a shop filled with wands dedicated to Harry Potter.<br />
  9. 9. Charles Dickens<br />Charles Dickens was born in 1812. He lived in many flats throughout London, but the museum dedicated to his works is located at his house at 48 Doughty Street. Dickens began his work as a novelist by publishing his novels in installments in local magazines. Because of these installments, he began to gain recognition, and in his lifetime he produced many novels, short stories, and other works. Some of his most famous works include Oliver Twist,Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol. These works have been turned into stage productions and movies. While in London, we saw a production of Oliver Twist on the West End. Like Oliver Twist, most of Dickens’ works deal with the exploitation of children and the moral corruption of society. Dickens died in 1870.<br />
  10. 10. Charles Dickens’ Home and Museum<br />
  11. 11. The Dickens Museum<br />Inside Dickens’ home at Doughty Street, we experienced the home as Dickens knew it. <br />There are many relics of his life, including a doorknocker from one of the homes he lived in, portraits from his life, and original manuscripts of his works.<br />
  12. 12. Haunted?<br />Mary Hogarth’s Room<br />The Library<br />Mary was the sister of Dickens’ wife. Dickens supposedly loved Mary, and she died in his arms. He wore her ring after her death. This was her bedroom, where visitors are said to have felt chills and felt gusts of wind rush past them.<br />The library is filled with volumes of Dickens’ many novels. Today, visitors can have a look at the books that line the walls and sign the guest book at the center of the room. A worker once reported that after locking the room with no one else in the house, she returned to find the door unlocked and open.<br />

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