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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