the fancy word for play, is a writing form that uses dialogue to share its message; It is meant to be performed in front of an audience
a group of two or more scenes that form a major division of a play
a remark spoken by a character in a play that the other actors on stage are not supposed to hear
a list that tells who is in the play. It may describe how they are related to one another
a group of actors who speak together with one voice and describe or comment on the main action of the play
a drama with humor and a happy ending
a person who forms and expresses judgments about ht equalities of a performance of a play
a comic play with an unlikely plot and characters exaggerated for humorous effect
a drama characterized by exaggerated emotions and conflicts between characters that often has a happy ending
a character speaks at length on stage, apart from other characters on the stage. Usually the other characters are unaware of what is being said.
a poster announcing a theatrical performance, a theatrical program
a literary outcome in which bad characters are punished and good characters are rewarded
a moveable object that is not part of the play's scenery or costuming
smaller divisions within an act usually happening in a particular time and place
the painted backdrops and other structures used to create the setting of a play
the script for a movie, including descriptions of scenes and some camera directions
the written form of a play
the scenery constructed for a play
a single character on stage thinking out loud. It lets us know what is going on in his or her mind
the character's name. IT helps a reader keep track of who is speaking
usually in italics, tells the actors how to speak their lines, move, act, and look. IT tells the director how to stage the play.
a serious drama with an unhappy ending, usually death
a character trait that leads one to his/her own downfall or destruction
___________is easily the world's most illustrious and renowned playwright.
Stratford upon Avon, England on April 23, 1564.
where and when was shakespeare born?
in London at the Globe Theater
where did he write hsi plays?
was shakespeare popular in his own lifetime?
april 23, 1616
when did Shakespeare die?
This means that there was no "front" of the stage; audience members surrounded the stage, standing and sitting on all sides.
Theatre productions were performed in "the round". what does thsi mean?
The Queen would have a special box above the stage and "behind the stage"
where would the queen sit during theatrical performances?
all actors were ____
were many props, sets, and costumes used?
trap, costume/ prop storage
the theatres did incorporate ___ doors and ______ rooms
yes at a young age
yes but his only son died at a very young age
did Shakespeare marry? kids?
no, he wasn't educated beyond grammar school
was Shakespeare highly educated?
there is a lack of historical documentation about him so most facts about him are inferences
why Shakespeare an "elusive" man?
Shakespeare must have loved and appreciated both music and dance because he incorporated both arts into his dramas.
Also, he must have understood people well because he was a master of portraying the diverse aspects of human nature! He could RELATE to them!
name two inferences about Shakespeare
How many plays did Shakespeare write in his lifetime?
What were the names of Shakespeare's wife and kids?
Anne Hathaway, Susannah, Judith, and Hamnet
What historic event temporarily closed the theaters in London in the early 1950s?
The Black plague
When the theaters reopened, what acting troupe did Shakespeare join?
The Lord Chamberlain's Men
Shakespeare and his company built what famous theater?
The Glove Theater
Who requested to see Shakespeare's plays?
Queen Elizabeth I