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Title: William Shakespeare


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William Shakespeare
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  • Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564
  • Born in Stratford upon Avon
  • Died on April 23, 1616

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  • Parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden.
  • William was the third child of eight, but the
    first to survive.

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  • Attended school in Stratford
  • May have taught there as well.

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  • Married Anne Hathaway in 1582
  • He was 18. She was 26 and pregnant
  • They had 3 children Susanna, Judith, and Hamnet

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  • Nothing known about him for eight years.
  • Turned up in London in 1592
  • Belonged to The Lord Chamberlains Men

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  • Puritans disapproved of theater
  • Queen Elizabeth was a patroness of the
    theater
  • Theaters closed because of an outbreak of
    plague

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  • Shakespeare joined The Kings Men
  • King James I was the patron of the acting
    troupe

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Shakespeare built the Globe Theater to perform
his plays.
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Groundlings in the yard.
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The Balcony
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The Heavens
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The Galleries
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The Gentlemens Room
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The Gentlemens Room
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The Stage
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  • No scenery
  • No curtain
  • Few props
  • Elaborate costumes

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  • Wrote in poetic form called iambic pentameter
  • Often used sentence inversions
  • Often combined words
  • Sometimes used rhyme
  • Sometimes used prose

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The Prince of Verona
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Lord and Lady Capulet
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Lord and Lady Montague
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Aside
  • a short speech delivered by an actor in a play.
    Usually directed to the audience and is presumed
    to be unheard by the other actors.

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Dialogue
  • conversation between characters. Meant to reveal
    characters and advance action. T

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Dramatic Irony
  • a contradiction between what a character thinks
    and what the reader or audience knows to be true

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Dramatic foil
  • a character that provides a contrast to another
    character.

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Round character
  • Shows many different traits, faults as well as
    virtues

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Flat character
  • shows only one trait

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Oxymoron
  • figure of speech that combines two normally
    contradictory terms. Example Awfully pretty,
    honorable villain, beautiful tyrant,

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Soliloquy
  • a long speech expressing the thoughts of a
    character alone on stage.

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Tybalt
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Romeo and Mercutio
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Mercutio
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Friar Lawrence
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Count Paris
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Benvolio
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