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Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre. William Shakespeare. Stratford-upon-Avon Father: John Shakespeare Mother: Mar y Arden Wife: Anne Hathaway Susana, Judeth, Hamnet 1564-1616 First job: stage manager and actor. William Shakespeare cont. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre

Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre1Stratford-upon-AvonFather: John ShakespeareMother: Mar y ArdenWife: Anne HathawaySusana, Judeth, Hamnet1564-1616First job: stage manager and actorWilliam Shakespeare2First plays: Henry VI, Titus Andronicus, & The Comedy of Errors (1591-92)Plays meant to be performed; not published until seven years after deathLord Chamberlains Men: acting companyQueen Elizabeth I37 plays, 154 sonnets, and other poetryRomeo and Juliet: performed 1594; popular tale- spectators knew story

William Shakespeare cont.3Known for comedies, histories, and tragediesQueen Elizabeth IShakespeares theater: noisy, all ages, all classes, openThe pit: lower classes- groundlingsNoisy: food thrown, Shakespeare asked for patient ears, exaggerated acting, rushed playsWrote, directed, and acted in The Globe

"Shakespeare and His Theater" WS4


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8Aside:A brief remark made by a character and intended to be heard by the audience but not by other charactersComic Relief:A humorous scene or speech in a serious drama which is meant to provide relief from emotional intensityIambic Pentameter:a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllableSoliloquy:A speech given by a character alone on the stageSonnet:14 line poem in iambic pentameterShakespearean Vocabulary9A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! from Richard III

Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? from Sonnet 18

"And wash this filthy witness from your hand. from Macbeth

But do thy worst to steal thy self away, Sonnet 92

Examples of Iambic Pentameter10Let me not to the marriage of true mindsAdmit impediments. Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove:O no! it is an ever-fixed markThat looks on tempests and is never shaken;It is the star to every wandering bark,Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeksWithin his bending sickle's compass come:Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,But bears it out even to the edge of doom.If this be error and upon me proved,I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Sonnet 116



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