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Title: William Shakespeare and the Globe Theater


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William Shakespeare and the Globe Theater
  • English I
  • Unit 4 Love and Lesser Affections

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I. Who is this Shakespeare guy?
  • William Shakespeare is generally regarded as the
    worlds most famous playwright and poet.
  • There are two primary reasons that Shakespeare is
    held in such high esteem
  • The emotional impact of his stories
  • His use of the English language

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II. Shakespeares Basics
  • Born April of 1564 (generally observed as April
    23)
  • Place Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Parents John Shakespeare (bailiff of town) and
    Mary Arden

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III. Childhood Education
  • Attended free grammar school until the age of 15
    and primarily studied
  • Latin
  • Latin grammar
  • Classical mythology
  • Why is this important to know?

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IV. Young Adulthood
  • Married Anne Hathaway (What, WHAT?!?) at age 18
    (and she was 26 ooooohhhhh)
  • Children
  • Susanna (six months after the wedding hmmm)
  • Twins Judith and Hamnet (I know, right?)

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V. The Lost Years
  • Ages 20-28 Ummm yeah. We just dont know.
  • The next record of Shakespeare finds him in
    London at the age of 28 acting and writing plays.
  • Why is this important to consider?

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VI. Career
  • Shakespeare was a member of a theatre troupe
    called The Lord Chamberlains Men. Through this
    troupe, he earned most of his money as an actor.
  • In addition to acting, he wrote a total of 38
    plays, which fell into one of four categories
    tragedy, comedy, history, and tragicomedy.
  • Shakespeare was both a public and a critical
    success during his career.

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VI. Career
  • Some of Shakespeares most famous plays
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Most of the ideas for his plays were not
    original. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, for
    example, came from an Arthur Brooks poem called
    Romeus and Juliet.

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VII. The Globe Theater
  • Shakespeare spent much of his career working out
    of the Globe Theater, also called The Wooden O.
    As a result, many of his plays were written for
    this space.

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VII. The Globe Theater
  • Make sure you write down information on the
    following
  • Basic structure of the theater
  • Groundlings and patrons
  • Use of scenery and props
  • How plays were announced
  • Role of women in Elizabethan Theater

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VIII. Shakespeares Language
  • Did people really talk like that back then? No.
  • Why did Shakespeare write the way he did, then?
    (HINT Remember blank verse and iambic
    pentameter!!)
  • So what makes Shakespeares language different?...

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VIII. Shakespeares Language
  • Unusual Word Arrangements
  • I ate the sandwich. vs. I the sandwich ate.
  • How do I figure these out? Find the verb,
    subject, and object (Steps 2-4).
  • Omissions
  • Words that Shakespeare Made Up (not as difficult
    for us since many of these words have become part
    of the English language)

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IX. End of Shakespeares Life
  • Died April 23, 1616
  • Will Left his wife the second-best bed
    principal bequests were to Judith
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