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Title: William Shakespeare


1
William Shakespeare
  • English 9

2
Renaissance
  • What can you tell me about the Renaissance?
  • The Renaissance was a time of rebirth. Europeans
    experienced a reawakening of interest in the
    classics--government, literature, art, and
    thought. It was a time of experimentation. It was
    a time of religious upheavaland it was a time of
    war.

3
Shakespeares Life
  • Baptized April 26, 1564
  • At 18, married Anne Hathaway
  • Had three children
  • 1592 started pursuing a career in theater
  • By 1593, he was a well-known actor and playwright
  • Wrote sonnets and playssome are considered the
    best ever written
  • Some say he didnt write it all
  • The Christopher Marlowe Francis Bacon theories
  • Died April 23rd, 1616

4
Globe Theater
  • Opened in 1599
  • Burned down in 1613 from a cannon shot during a
    performance of Henry VIII.

5
Literary Terms
  • Blank Verse  unrhymed iambic pentameter
  • Iambic Pentameter  five beats of alternating
    unstressed and stressed syllables ten syllables
    per line.
  • 'So fair / and foul / a day / I have / not seen'
  • 'The course / of true / love nev/er did / run
    smooth
  • Metaphor, simile, personification, foil, theme,
    symbolism
  • Wow, these seem familiar!

6
Structure of a Five-Act Play
  • Act I Introduction
  • Act II Rising Action
  • Act III Turning Point
  • Act IV Falling Action
  • Act V Resolution/Catastrophe
  • Presents the event that resolves, or ends, the
    central conflict
  • In a tragedy, this Act is the catastrophe because
    it marks the ultimate fall of the central
    character

7
Types of Shakespearean Plays
  • Tragedies
  • Comedies
  • Histories
  • Shakespeare did not put his plays in
    categoriesScholars did

8
Tragedies
  • The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, defined tragedy
    as the noblest and most serious, dignified and
    important form of drama.
  • Tells the story of the fall of a person in high
    status
  • Death is often the result at the end of the play

9
Comedies
  • Idea evolved from early Greek comedies
  • All types of humor used appropriate and
    inappropriate
  • Shakespeares comedies
  • full of fun, irony, and plays on words
  • Lots of disguises, mistaken identities, and
    unusual (and sometimes hard to follow) plots

10
Histories
  • Included events/people from history (go figure,
    huh?)
  • Howeverit was loosely based on those events
    and/or characters
  • Were a mix of tragedy and comedy

11
Ohwait
  • Some folks say there were more types of plays
  • Romance
  • Roman
  • but others feel that they fit into the three
    main categories anyway

12
Romeo and Juliet
  • Tragedy
  • What does that tell you?
  • What do you know about the play?
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