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Shakespeare's birth and death
1564 & April 23, 1616
actors that were not respected
Where was Shakespeare born & died?
Stratford on Avon
Lord Chamberlain's Men
(The King's Men)
- preformed for royalty
- shakespeare's company
- preformed at Globe Theater
- people who couldn't afford seats
- stood on ground in front of stage
4 types of plays shakespeare wrote
- meterical writing
- blank verse
- 1st unstressed (u)
- 2nd stressed (-)
why did shakespeare writing in iambic pentameter?
it is the most pleasing rythem to our ear
unrhymed iambic pentameter
something that has/or could have happened
- just an illusion
- doesn't actually happen
a literary form that imitates life
- give information to audience they couldn't otherwise get from the presentation of action
- help experience willing suspension of disbeliefs
1 actor "converses" with himself about inner feelings
character speaks directly to the audience without the other characters on the stage hearing (promotes audience involvement)
the audience knows something that the characters do not
- serious action which leads to a disastrous conclusion for the protagonist(s)
- an imitation of an action that is complete, whole, & of certain magnitude
gives background, setting, & characters
- rising action
- building of tension
- peak of action & intensity
- turning point for protagonist(s)
- new direction for main characters
- continues suspense
- moment marking the protagonist(s) tragic failure
- (usually death)
- shows nubility of protagonists
- idealized love
- women put "on a pedestal"
- the way it is supposed to be (rules)
a play on words that has more than 1 meaning at the same time
- a figure of speech in which 2 dissimilar words are put together to form a common phrase
- "pretty ugly"
- "jumbo shrimp"
- "seriously funny"
placing 2 unlike things/scenes near eachother to highten the contrast of each
- emotional tone of a STORY(not character)
- can use emotional adjectives to describe
- (hound: moor->melocolny)
- what they say & think
- what they do
- what others say & think about them
- time & place of a story
- shakespeare uses words & characters actions to describe: ask for torch=nighttime
comparing 2 unlike things useing is/are
rich, descriptive language that creates a picture
comparing 2 unlike things using like/as
- object that has a literal meaning & suggests another
- wedding ring=love
what was the sorce of the play?
Arthur Brooke poem: The Tragicall History of Romeo & Juliet
When was early modern english?
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