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  1. TAMING OF THE SHREW:
    Based on
    • A 1559 popular ballad
    • 2 sisters, husbands tries to cure the shrew by beating her
    • Wraps her in salted horse's hide and tortures her into compliance
  2. TAMING OF THE SHREW:
    When was it written
    1590-91 beginning of his career
  3. TAMING OF THE SHREW:
    First performed
    1593 or 94
  4. TAMING OF THE SHREW:
    Themes
    • Illusion v reality
    • Marital roles
    • True nature of women
    • Relationship between children and parents
    • Truth v. deception
    • What is "love"
    • Social class
  5. TAMING OF THE SHREW:
    Later daptations
    • Sauny the Scot (1667)
    • The Cobbler of Preston (1716)
    • Catherine and Petruchio (1754)
  6. HAMLET:
    Three Main plots
    • Main -Revenge
    • Romance -Ophelia/Hamlet
    • Was with Norway
  7. HAMLET:
    Themes
    • Sex and women
    • Action v. Passivity
    • Revenge v. Justice
    • Chaos v. Order
  8. HAMLET:
    Based on
    12th century Danish legend -Amleth
  9. HAMLET:
    Written
    1599-1601
  10. HENRY IV, PART 1:
    Written
    1569-97
  11. HENRY IV, PART 1:
    Based on
    Mchiavelli's "The Prince"
  12. HENRY IV, PART 1:
    Themes
    • Hal's coming of age
    • Father son relationship
    • How men are supposed to act
    • Nature of honor
  13. HENRY IV, PART 1:
    Follows
    Richard II read as a tetrology
  14. MEASURE FOR MEASURE:
    Written
    1603-04
  15. MEASURE FOR MEASURE:
    What type of play
    Problem play
  16. MEASURE FOR MEASURE:
    Sources
    • "The Story of Epita"
    • "Promos and Cassandra"
  17. MEASURE FOR MEASURE:
    Themes
    • Secret identities / misunderstandings
    • Freedom v. order
    • Mercy v. law
    • Action v. words
  18. MEASURE FOR MEASURE:
    First performed
    • 1604
    • For the newly crowned King James
  19. Problem play
    • Mix of tragedy and comedy in uncomfortable ways
    • Dark comedies
    • Discuss issues of justice
    • Awkward "Happy endings"
  20. OTHELLO:
    Written
    1601-05
  21. OTHELLO:
    Takes place in what time
    1570 when Cyrus was invaded by the turks
  22. OTHELLO:
    Based on
    • "A Moorish Captain"
    • "Histoires Tragiquws"
  23. OTHELLO:
    Themes
    • Appearance v. Reality
    • Revenge and obsession
    • Jealousy and Ambition
    • Good v. Evil
  24. HENRY IV, PART 1:
    Set in
    • 1402 - 03
    • Hotspur's battle against Douglas
  25. Story behind Falstaff
    • John Falstaff originally named Oldcastle but the puritain statesmen who held the name demanded it be changed
    • Falstaff has a reputation for cowardice and has no heirs
  26. HAMLET:
    What type of play
    • Revenge Tragedy
    • only one by shakespear
  27. RICHARD II:
    What type of play
    Tragedy
  28. RICHARD II:
    Written
    1595
  29. RICHARD II:
    Themes
    • The Kings two bodies
    • Passive obedience- people must be patient with rulers and hope to sway them to be good but never become rebels
    • Kingship and Subjects
    • Divinne rights of kings
    • Public v. Private spheres
  30. THE TEMPEST:
    Aspects from real places of the island
    • Mediterranean - on the way home from Africa
    • Ariel fetches water from bermuda
    • Trinculo thinks he's seen a dead Indian
    • Setebos (Calibans god) is from south america
  31. THE TEMPEST:
    Elements of colonialism
    • Propoero imposes western morality on the island
    • controls natives
    • trinculo and Sebastian want to exploit caliban for money because he is a "freak"
    • get caliban drunk
  32. THE TEMPEST:
    What is important about the shipwreck
    Death by water = rebirth and redemption
  33. THE TEMPEST:
    Type of play
    Romance - part comedy part tragedy part masque
  34. THE TEMPEST:
    First performed
    1611
  35. THE TEMPEST:
    Sources
    Virginia Company Shipwreck
  36. THE TEMPEST:
    Themes
    • Master/Servant and Parent/Child
    • Loss/Recovery
    • Legitimate ruler v. usurper
  37. 5 stages of tragedy
    • Encroachment - the character takes on too much
    • Complication - build up of events leading to tragedy
    • Reversal - audience and hero see the mistake
    • Recognition - hero and audience understand the meaning of the tragedy
  38. Shakespearean tragedy
    • Mixes humor and historical events with the invented play
    • 5 acts, end in multiple deaths
    • paradox -all could be avoided
  39. Elixabethan tragedy
    • Must end in tremendous catastrophe that cannot be an accident
    • Must be caused by the main character's interactions with other
    • Death of principle character
    • Main character must have something positive in him which outweighs the flaw
  40. Great greek tragedians
    Aeschylus, Sophocles, euripides
  41. Great roman tragedians
    • Livius andreonicus
    • Seneca the younger
  42. Dramatic unities
    must take place in 1 day and at 1 geographical location and have 1 single plot
  43. 6 parts of tragedy
    • plot
    • Characters
    • thought
    • diction
    • melody
    • spectacle
  44. Drama
    • based on human suffering that invokes in an audience an accompanying catherarsis, ending in pleasure at watching
    • Catharsis- audience must feel pity and fear for the character

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