Romeo + Juliet Flashcards
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William Shakespeare was known as?
The Bard of Avon
When was WS born?
Approx. 4/23/1564 (St. George's Day)
When did WS die?
4/23/1616 (St. George's Day)
Where was WS born?
Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Who were WS's parents?
Mary Arden and John Shakespeare
What did WS's dad do?
He was a whittawer (made/sold leather goods) and had other jobs
who was WS wife?
What college did WS attend?
What did WS learn in his college?
Grammar, logic, rhetoric
When did WS retire?
What is blank verse?
unrhymed iambic pentameter
What is Neologism?
New word brought into English from another language
What was the range of Old english/Anglo-Saxon?
What was the range of Middle english?
What was the range of Early modern english?
What was the range of Late modern english?
What type of English did Shakespeare write in?
Early Modern English
What was the average adult life span in London during Shakespeare's time?
When was the Theater built?
When was the Red Lion Theater built?
When was the Globe Theater built?
When was the Globe theater rebuilt?
When was the Rose theater built?
Who built the Rose theater?
When was the Blackfriars Theater built?
When was the Swan Theater built?
When was the Curtain Theater built?
How was the bubonic plague spread?
Fleas on rats
How did the bubonic plague affect the theaters in London?
It led to the closing of London theaters from 1592-1594, 1603-1604, 1608-1610
What are the acting troupes we talked about in class?
Earl of Leicester's Men, Lord Strange's Men, Lord Chamberlain's Men--> King's Men, Earl of Pembroke's Men, Admiral's Men
Special fact about Earl of Leicester's Men?
James Burbage, who built the Theater, was a member of this troupe
Special facts about Lord Chamberlain's Men?
Shakespeare wrote for them for most of his career; Later became known as King's Men; Included Richard Burbage, James Burbage's son and one of the most celebrated actors of his day.
Who wore the comedy and tragedy masks and why?
The Greeks, so the audience knows how to feel
When did Queen Elizabeth live?
When did King James I live?
What are liberties?
Properties not under city law
When did King James become King?
What is a blazon?
A catalogue of beatiful features (golden hair, ruby lips, etc)
When was the Fortune built?
Special fact about the Fortune?
Burned down, rebuilt to Phoenix
When was the Red Bull built?
When was the Hope built?