Shakespeare's life went from _______ to _______
April 23, 1564 to April 23, 1616
Shakespeare lived in __________________
Describe his family
married at 18 to Anne Hathaway
daughter Susanna and twins Hamnet(died) and Judith
his first published poem
Venus and Adonis in 1593
Who founded the Globe Theatre in 1599?
Shakespeare and Lord Chamberlain's men
Describe the theatre in 1599
no real scenery or major props, words described the setting, boys played women, shows in afternoon
Significance of Elizabethan England
growing middle class interested in Theatre
Describe England in the years 1590 - 1601
200,000 people in walled city of London, no sewers or drains, plague, disillusioned and sad often reflected in writing
Why did Shakespeare write plays?
he wanted them to be acted out and they reflected society
What is the main church in Britain?
Church of England (anglican)
State 4 facts about the layout of Shakespeare's plays
1. usually 2 plots
2. adapted or combined with other sources
3. combination of verse and prose
4. History, tragedy and comedy
Describe the background of Hamlet
written in 1601-1602, based on legends from Iceland, Ireland and Denmark, a tragedy (rise and fall of a great king/warrior) about ultimate success to defeat to death, best loved of all plays
How would you generally describe the scenes in Hamlet?
ceremonial, domestic, Hamlet's comments or observations on life
confusion of historical periods - the events/people or places are out of order
double meaning - a remark that states one thing but hints at a second
some characters know more than others and the audience knows more than all of them