We have begun to read the AMAZINGLY funny Taming of the Shrew in class, and I am very proud of the way that you all are getting into it. As you have noticed, Shakespeare utilizes multiple allusions to various gods, goddesses, and otherwise interesting historical figures. You may have also noticed that Shakespeare's works are alluded to often, even in our own modern media.
Today in class we will look for modern allusions and share them with each other. From there, we will annotate Peggy Lee's "Fever" to get an idea of the significance of Shakespeare in the scope of our own time period. For your homework, you will be required to create your own allusion. Click here to open a PDF of your homework, which is due IN CLASS on DECEMBER 19, 2014.
Have a great day!