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Boast (as in Beowulf)
Boast about what they would do in battle - that psyched him up for the contest and guaranteed that he would not lose is nerve.
literary work by Boccaccio which was composed of 100 vulgar tales told by three men and seven women in a country retreat from the plague that ravaged Florence in 1348; both a stringing social commentary (sexual/economic misconduct) and a sympathetic look at human behavior
a story telling comic incidents of ordinary life usually with blunt realism and earthy humor
In the early Middle Ages, non-church literature tended to be about figures such as Beowulf, Siegfried, and Roland. 476-1300 AD after the fall of the Roman Empire
High Middle Ages
the period from 1000 to 1300 in which the church had a key role shaping the new world
Built by Shakespeare and investors. Could hold several thousand people. Poor stood on ground (1 penny) and wealthy sat in balconies- as much as 3 pennies, or on the stage. Theater- open air, no lighting, trapdoors/rigging. Only male actors. The theater closed at specific intervals due to plague and actually burned and was rebuilt but the Puritans closed it down later. The New Globe is very similar to original.
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