Over 400 years have passed since the death of William Shakespeare, yet his body of work continues to be studied, explored and enjoyed by audiences in the 21st century. CBC's Shakespeare Selfie is a writing competition that challenges students to write a soliloquy or monologue in the voice of a Shakespearean character based on a prominent news, pop culture or current affairs event from the last year. The videos in this collection offer wisdom into the writing craft, as well as insight into the Bard’s role as a satirist. The teacher guide will help students prepare their entries through the process of choosing a subject to polishing their final drafts.
For more details on the competition, visit: cbc.ca/shakespeareselfie.
CBC Books will be accepting entries online from April 9 to April 30, 2019.