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In what era did Shakespeare live and write?
Why the Elizabethian era called what it is?
Because of Queen Elizabeth
When and where was Shakespeare born?
Born in April 23, 1564
Who were Shakespeare's literary influences? Where will you see this in his writing?
His Mother. Other literature
Why are Shakespeare's early years called "the lost years?"
No record of these years
How did the plague affect shakespeare, the Elizabethan people, his plays?
His son died
Killed 1000 people a week
His theatre closed
70% of people died
What is the name of Shakespeare's theatre?
What was the name of the first play performed at the globe theatre?
Who would have played the part of Juliet in Romeo & Juliet?
A young boy whose voice didn't break yet
What was the beginning of Shakespeare's career like? Ex: was he popular?, what were his first plays?, where / when did he first write?
He was successful. Popular. First play was Henry VI
Where did Shakespeare come up with the stories/plots of his plays? Where did he gain inspiration?
From history or other written stories
After 1600 Shakespeare wrote his best plays. What category do they fall under? Why are they so important?
They go into tragedies.
Important because the characters presented amazing impressions of actual human characteristics or temperament
How do scholars think Shakespeare died?
Too much to eat and drink then got sick and passed away
What was the end of Shakespeare's life like?
He was sick for a long time. He was very old for the day and age
Why is Shakespeare still so popular today?
He can still change or affect people's lives even now
Two interesting things about Shakespeare
He wrote sonnets, and poetry
Who did Shakespeare marry?
He married Anne Hathaway
They got married on November 28th
They had twins Hamnet and Judith
When do you pause when reading a verse?
Only at punctuation
What type of a pause do you use at a comma?
What type of pause do you use at a period, colon, semicolon, or question mark?
What defines units of thought in Shakespearean verse?
What is an inverted sentence?
A sentence with the action before the subject
When does Shakespeare use an ellipsis?
He uses it when he leaves out a word
What is the definition of a metaphor?
A term or phrase where something is being applied to something that doesn't directly suggest a resemblance. Without Like or as
What are contracted words?
Words that have a letter left out with an ' in its place
Definition of an archaic word?
A word that may be understood but not used. No longer in everyday speech
What is the definition of a pun?
The use of a word or words that have multiple meanings or sound like other words for humor
What is the definition of a double entendre?
A pun with a sexual meaning
What is a malapropism?
When a character mistakenly uses a word that he or she confused with another word
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