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word opposite in meaning to another
ex. fast is an antonym of slow
- ended War of the Roses
- Earl of Richmond defeated Richard III at Battle of Bosworth Field and became Kind Henry VII-7 he was a red rose
- momentary suspension of tension
- relief from heavy drama or tension
- chance for audience to laugh
member of the court that is close to the King or Queen lived in the Castle
fool, joker, told stories
A man married to an unfaithful wife
built in 1599 Burned in 1613 druing performance of Henry 7
persuite of happiness
exaggeration, emphase the truth
In medias res
- Into the middle of a narrative; without preamble.
- Into the midst of things.
Lord Chamberlain's Men
was a playing company for whom William Shakespeare wrote for most of his career. Richard Burbage played most of the lead roles, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, while Shakespeare himself performed some secondary roles. Formed at the end of a period of flux in the theatrical world of London, it had become, by 1603, one of the two leading companies of the city and was subsequently patronised by James I.
supposedly nailed his credo to the church door. has been credited with starting the protestant reformation
sumptuous, elaborately costumed performance of dance, song, poetry---mask balls
- figure of speech
- ex. he has a heart like stone
retold Bible stories
Bible stories focused on the lives and miracles of Saints
didn't tell Bible stories or focus on the life of a saint. still taught some good, moral lessons.
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
ex. Don't go near the water until you've learned to swim
mobil stage build by various craft guilds
- 14 lines
- A sonnet containing an octave with the rhyme scheme (abba abba) and a sestet following any of various patterns such as (cde cde). Also called Italian sonnet
- Always end in a rhyming couplet
- 14 lines
- The sonnet form used by Shakespeare, composed of three quatrains and a terminal couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern (abab cdcd efef gg). Also called Elizabethan sonnet, English sonnet.
Problem/ Solution Formula
- Problem all sentences before the last two (1-12 lines)
- Last two lines are Solution (13-14)
involve the rebirth of letter and arts with recovery of text and books and artifacts
last Plantagenet King (The House of York)
Setting of Dr. Faustus
Seven Deadly Sins
1.Lust-is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.
2. Gluttony- is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
3. Greed- is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.
4. Sloth- is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.
5. Wrath- is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury.
6. Envy- is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.
7. Pride- is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.
- comparison, usually using the word "like" or "as" of one thing with another so as the produce sometimes surprising analogies.
- ex. busy as a bee
demon spirit that gets into human form in order to have sex with mortals
Characteristics of the Tragic Hero
(According to Aristotle)
1. Hero of high and noble birth or possesses nobleness of character
2. Tragic Flaw- and error in judgement or a personality defect
4. Tragic vision- an increased understanding of himself or the universe
5.Catharsis- the evoking of pity and fear; a purging or cleansing emotion
6.Return to order- complication are resolved some sense of normally returns (hero dies or villain)
two words that should rhyme but they dont
character alone on stage speaking his/her thoughts out loud
The 4 Humors
not alone on stage but talking directly to audience where other characters cant hear
- example of evolution
- (used haps for fortune or fate)