Romeo & Juilet
Terms in this set (18)
Williams Shakespeare was born in what year?
What date do we recognize as his birthday?
Name of one the acting companies Shakespeare was associated with in the early days
The Queen's Men
What is the probable year that Romeo and Juliet was written?
What day and year did Shakespeare die? Why is this an interesting date?
Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, interestingly on the same day of his assumed birthday.
How old was Shakespeare when he died?
What does betrothal mean?
A betrothal is the old form of an Engagement.
Name a marriage or betrothal custom found on this page
- it is lucky to have the wedding before noon
- the father of the bride usually pays for the festivites
What color should the bride's dress be?
What is a dowry?
An amount of money, goods, and property the bridge brings to the marriage
How many meals do people generally eat each day?
Why should people in Shakespeare's day not know what a chocolate chip cookie is?
Aside from medicinal purpose, chocolate has not come in. If anyone tasted it, it would have been in a thick or thin drink
A famous line from Romeo and Juliet is when Juliet says, "Romeo, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore are thou Romeo'? What does "wherefore" mean?
What does "stay" mean?
How many women actors did the company usually feature?
Was Shakespeare an actor? What was the term used to refer to actors?
Shakespeare was an actor himself. Actors were called "players"
How were the seating arrangements for the audience? How did one get a good seat?
They were packed with the first-come first serve. You had to arrive early to get a good seat.
What would the audience do if they did they not like a performance?
They would throw oranges and other small objects at the actors