Copy of TED Talk - Hip Hop and Shakespeare - Akala - Hip Hop and Shakespeare In this activity you will watch a video of a TED Talk delivered by a

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Hip Hop and Shakespeare In this activity, you will watch a video of a TED Talk delivered by a man named Akala. Akala is a British rapper, journalist, author, activist, poet, and political activist who founded the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company in 2009. As you watch and listen to the video, answer the questions that appear on this sheet. BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO Take Akala’s pop quiz and see if you can tell which of the following quotes are hip hop lyrics and which are lines from Shakespeare. Do this before you watch the video , then follow along with Akala’s quiz to see if you were correct! For the following quotes, choose (highlight) whether you believe the quote is from Hip Hop or Shakespeare. “To destroy the beauty from which one came” Hip Hop Shakespeare “Maybe it's hatred I spew; maybe it's food for the spirit” Hip Hop Shakespeare “Men would rather use their broken weapons than their bare hands” Hip Hop Shakespeare “I was not born under a rhyming planet” Hip Hop Shakespeare

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