What were the years Shakespeare lived?
How many years did Shakespeare spend writing?
Shakespeare's father's name
Shakespeare's mother's name
Shakespeare was born and buried in what city and country
What church was Shakespeare baptized and buried in?
Holy Trinity Church
What does Shakespeare's epitat mean?
"Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear: To dig the dust enclosed here; Blest be the man that spares these bones: And curst be he who moves my bones."
Basically, he didn't want them to dig up his body and move it to another place.
What was Shakespeare's wife's name?
What are his children's names?
Suzanna and twins-- Hamnet and Judith
Why were the theaters closed for a time in London?
What are the theaters Shakespeare was competing with?
The Theater, The Rose, and The Curtain
What was the name of the theater Shakespeare was part owner in?
Because his father was granted a coat of arms, what was Shakespeare allowed to call himself?
What did he name his home where he retired in Stratford-Upon-Avon?
Which queen was reigning on England's throne during Shakespeare's life?
How many plays did Shakespeare write?
How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?
What was Shakespeare's last play?
What three types of plays did Shakespeare write?
Tragedies, Comedies, and Political Plays
Which two books does Sidney Lamb think every English speaking household needs?
The Bible and complete works of Shakespeare
How old was Shakespeare when he retired?
How many lines is in a Shakespearean Sonnet?
What is the rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean Sonnet?
How many years was Shakespeare writing before our country was founded or established?
What did Shakespeare use to write all his works?
A quill pen and ink
What is shakespearean plays made up of? (not paragraphs and chapters)
Acts and Scenes
What is the conversation between characters?
What are the written instructions that explain how to perform, speak, move, and behave? (also includes setting and scenery)
What is a play about a person of high social standing (hero or king) who suffers a fall from good fortune?
What is the main character called when he/she suffers a fall from good fortune?
What is it called when the main character has pride, indecisiveness, impulsive behavior, etc. and it causes problem?
In Shakespeare's day, what was the one actor who spoke directly to the audience? (started in Greece, usually the prologue and epilogue)
What is drama that deals with light and amusing or serious subjects in a light, familiar, or satirical manner?
What is the kind of comedy that ridicules people, practices, or institutions in order to reveal their feelings?
What is the kind of comedy that places flat, one-dimensional characters in ridiculous situations, disguise and mistaken identity?
How does drama differ from other genres?
It is written to be performed by actors in front of an audience
What is the contrast between appearance and reality?
What is it called when the outcome of a situation is the opposite of what is expected?
What is it called when a person says one thing but means another?
What is it called when the reader/audience knows something the characters do not?
What is unrhymed iambic pentameter? (Shakespeare's characters mostly speak this)
What is the cenral character, often a tragic hero?
What is the character who opposes the protagonist?
What is it when a character speaks directly to another character or to him/herself?
What is it when a character speaks his inner thoughts when no other character is on stage?
What is it when a character says something to the audience that the other characters are not supposed to hear?
Who was on the throne at this time?
Where does shakespearean drama take place?
Just outside of London
What were the actors called? (all were men)
What represented tragedy?
A Black Flag
The Globe Theater held about how many people?
What is a character who provides a strong contrast to another character and makes the other look better by comparison? (Mercutio to Romeo)