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Title: William Shakespeare


1
William Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Hamlet
  • MacBeth
  • Julius Caesar
  • A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • Othello
  • As You Like It
  • King Lear
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • Twelfth Night
  • And many more

2
Shakespeare's Life
  • Lived 1564-1616
  • Born in Stratford-on-Avon in London, England
  • Attended Stratford grammar school where he
  • studied Latin
  • Married Anne Hathaway at age 18
  • 3 kids Hamnet and Judith (twins) and Susanna
  • playwright and actor
  • Actor with Lord Chamberlains Men, repertory
    company
  • Lord Chamberlains Men built The Globe Theater
  • Many times the theater were closed due to
    outbreaks of the plague
  • During this time Shakespeare wrote plays
  • The Globe Theater burned down in 1613 and was
    rebuilt
  • Shakespeare spent most of his time in London,
    away from his family

3
The Globe Theater
  • No roof
  • No lights, only sunlight
  • Plays performed in daylight and good
    weather
  • Actors were men and boys.
  • Women were not allowed to be actors
  • Young boys usually played women on stage

4
Romeo and Juliet
Star-Crossed Lovers
A play by William Shakespeare
5
Characters
  • Tybalt Juliets cousin
  • Balthesar servant
  • Mercutio Romeos friend
  • Peter servant who cant read
  • Paris
  • Romeo Montague
  • Lord and Lady Montague
  • Juliet Capulet
  • Lord and Lady Capulet
  • Nurse Juliets nanny
  • Friar Lawrence priest
  • Prince

Setting
Plot
  • Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first
    sight
  • They are forbidden to be together because
    their families hate each other
  • In Verona, Italy
  • 15th-16th century

6
Theme
is an overall message or lesson from a story
  • Love vs. Hate
  • Parents have the right to choose their
    childrens friends
  • Groups are held together only because they
    hate someone (gangs, warring countries,
    athletic rivals)
  • Bravery vs. Vanity (wanting to look good)
  • One act of deception (lies) lead to another
  • Most grief is self-pity
  • A persons destiny can be determined by chance
    or by choice
  • The only way some people learn is through
    suffering
  • Suicide can be a problem or a solution

7
Vocabulary
  • Doth-
  • tis-
  • Ay-
  • Nay-
  • Thee-
  • Thou-
  • Wert-
  • Hie-

Does it is yes no you you were hurry/quickly
  • Morrow-
  • Whence-
  • Wherefore-
  • Weraday-

Morning from where why what sorrow/ sadness
8
Quickwrite 1
Is there such a thing as love at first sight?
Why do you think this? Describe what love means
to you. You may use an example from your life.
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