Shakespeare

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date of birth

1564

place of birth

Stratford-upon-Avon, England

period of time in which Shakespeare was born

Renaissance (rebirth of arts, music, literature)

parents of Shakespeare

Mary and John

wife of Shakespeare

Anne Hathaway

children of Shakespeare

Susanna, Hamnet, Judith

when Shakespeare started working and acting in London

1592

Shakespeare's job in London in 1592

writing plays and poems, director

when Shakespeare built the Globe

1599

name of the theatre Shakespeare built

the Globe

who Shakespeare built the Globe with

troupe of actors-The Lord Chamberlain's Men

where the Lord Chamberlain's Men performed before the Globe Theater

Blackfriars Theater and Rose Theater

what the Lord Chamberlain's Men's name was changed to in 1603

The King's Men

when the plays of Shakespeare were recorded

after his death

Shakespeare wrote for the masses by including () and ()

witty and clever dialogue; goofy, slapstick, crude humor

how many plays Shakespeare wrote

36

the 3 types of play Shakespeare wrote

comedy, tragedy, history

Shakespeare based his plots on ()

well-known stories

Shakespeare's plays had () characters

complex

iambic pentameter

an alternating pattern of 5 stressed and unstressed syllables

soliloquy

character speaks own thoughts that only the audience hears

sonnet

14 lined poems; ab, ab, cd, cd, ef, ef, gg rhyme scheme; rhyming couplet @ the end

the prologue to Romeo and Juliet is written as a ()

sonnet

the prologue to Romeo and Juliet is an () to the play, (), and is spoken by the ()

introduction, presents events to come, chorus

chorus

characters, speak together, observe and make comments on events in the play, sometimes make predictions

when Shakespeare died

April 26, 1616 at age 52

the Globe Theater is an () sided building

8

the Globe Theater is () in middle

open

the Globe Theater stage ()

jutted out to the middle

groundlings

cheapest seats

the canopy of the Globe Theater covered about () of the stage

half

why the canopy of the Globe Theater covered about 1/2 of the stage

if it rained, they could still perform; added dimension to the play

the stage of the Globe Theater had doors on () to enter and exit

both sides of the stage

there was a () on the stage of the Globe Theater

trap door

Tiring House

used for storage, scenery, props, costumes, dressing room; additional space for scenes; two large doors opened to it

who/what sat in the balcony of the Globe Theater

musicians, sound effects

why there wasn't a lot of scenery

not a lot of space to store it (audience had to use imagination)

properties

small objects that could be carried on and off the stage easily

when the Globe Theater burnt down

1613

how the Globe Theater burnt down

cannon was fired during a performance of Henry the 8th

tragedy

presents the sad tale of the fall of a noble character; arouses pity and fear in the audience

characteristics of a tragic hero

grand in physical and social stature, possesses a tragic flaw

setting for Romeo and Juliet

Verona, Italy

main characters of Romeo and Juliet

Romeo Montague, Juliet Capulet

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