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The Mystery of Shakespeare’s Globe
“I am returning your playwright William Shakespeare, as I find we have no use for him after all. May his Company prosper as well as he has.”

This was the note Ned Talbot found attached to a trunk on the stage of The Globe. The trunk contained costumes, props, scripts and notes, and a playwright’s body. The actors and stage hands of the Globe tell tales of rivalry, love and ambition, and more mundane stories of items going missing, and mysterious visitors hanging round where they shouldn’t, and meanwhile The Globe’s main competition at The Ship have upped sticks and left London for a life on the road. Are all these stories connected?

To get to the bottom of the mystery, you will have to immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare and six of his most popular plays, whose themes may have a bearing on the story which unfolds:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Twelfth Night
Romeo and Juliet
Macbeth
Othello
Hamlet

Are the events in Elizabethan London occurring as a result of the playwright’s actions, or is fact mirroring fiction, and some of Shakespeare’s most dramatic storylines stepping off the pages into the real world?
The answer will only be revealed if you can solve The Mystery of Shakespeare’s Globe.

A Whole Term’s Work
Each Sleuth IT game comes with a term’s worth of resource materials for the teacher and student. A Teacher’s Guide and Student Journal (together with additional project files and templates) scaffold the lessons and projects on an episode by episode basis. Sleuth IT is designed to be used in class and working from home.

In game footage and exemplar material from the student journal are shown below.

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