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Shakespeare's Life and Times: Medicine, Diseases, Black Plague

This guide is useful for high school students studying the life and times of William Shakespeare. Teachers may also use this guide to conduct a WebQuest or smaller research assignments before studying one of Shakespeare's plays.


Would you want to live during Shakespeare's time period? Maybe not after researching some of these deadly diseases and medical practices! 


The Black Death

Diseases and Medicine in Shakespeare's Plays

This short documentary details medicine and treatment during the time of Shakespeare. It was produced by Yale School of Medicine. 

The Black Death

This short documentary discusses The Black Death's causes and effects.