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What does Juliet mean when she says, "O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo?"
Why does he have to be a Montague
The quotation: "Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health" is an example of:
Performances in Shakespeare's day were given during what time of day?
The name of the theater where most of Shakespearean's plays were performed was
Name three or four characteristics of Shakespearean plays (How did they dress? Did they have scenery? Etc)
-3000 Spectators and "The Pit" is for groundings
-Eat hazelnuts at theater because found when redoing the Globe
-Dress in elaborate Elizabethan costumes not wear outfits based on play
-All plays performed during day because no electricity
-No roof to let light in
-Most plays were two hours long
Shakespeare based Romeo and Juliet on the original poem by Arthur Brooke entitled....
The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet
What does Montague vow to do at the end of the play to honor Juliet?
Make a statue of Juliet in pure gold
The quotation: "Flower as she was, deflowered by him" is an example of:
The Latin phrase en medias re means:
In the middle
Some critics have interpreted the Odyssey as symbolic of:
Representing an individuals journey through life and search for self-knowledge
The word "Homeric" means:
According to tradition, Homer was believed to had what kind of disability?
What was the characteristics of an epic hero?
1. They may be from legend or from real history
2. Must possess character traits most valued by that society
What are the characteristics of an epic?
-It is a long, narrative poem.
-The speaker is a narrator, telling a story.
-The theme or subject of the tale is important and conveys a message of significance.
-The setting is huge. It may be a sea, a region, the world, or a universe.
-There is a main character, who is an epic hero.
-The action includes extraordinary or superhuman deeds, which may include a journey to the underworld.
-Gods or supernatural beings take a part or an interest in the action.
-The purpose of an epic poem is not only to entertain, but to teach and inspire.
Which are three prominent character traits of Odysseus?
Wit, guile, daring, and courage
The quotation "Athena, Hope of Soldiers," or "Odysseus, son of Laertes" is an example of ?
The leader of the suitors and the first to die at the hands of Odysseus is
What are some themes of the Odyssey?
Father-son relationship, loyalty, revenge, and hospitality
Which character is said to represent Homer in the Odyssey?
Tiramisus, blind prophet
Why were oral stories and epics told during ancient times?
No books or computers
How many years did Penelope weave the shroud to delay accepting a marriage proposal?
How does Penelope "test" Odysseus?
An allegory is defined as
Representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another
When Piggy's "specs" break, it represents:
The deterioration of civilized behavior and rational thoughts.
The conch represented
order and law
Which character is the prophet, symbolizing insight and self-awareness?
What represents the evil in mankind in Lord of the Flies?
Why is darkness so important to the play, especially when Romeo is in Juliet's orchard before the balcony scene?
It helps describe the blossoming of Romeo and Juliet's love
In Elizabethan times, the audiences munched on this snack during performances
Name three ways that Shakespeare's plays differed from those of today
Dress in elaborate Elizabethan costumes not wearing outfits based on play. No scenery. Only men. All plays performed during day because no electricity. No rood to let light in.
The usual length of a Shakespearean play was
Dates of Shakespeare's birth and death
April 23/24, 1564 in spring- April 23, 1616
The setting for Romeo and Juliet is
Verona, Italy in the 1300's (14th century)
Shakespeare based his play on the original poem by Arthur Brooke entitled
The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet
The beginning of the play is opened with a fourteen-line sonnet called
form of wordplay the occurs when two words are pronounced and spelled somewhat the same, contain different meaning (homophones).
When Sampson bites his thumb as the Montagues, this is a sign of
Disrespect, muddle finger for us
Romeo is depressed and crying for a girl at the beginning of the play named
How is Benvolio related to Romeo? What is his role/personality in the play?
"peacemaker", foil to Tybalt, Benvolio is Romeo's cousin
Who is Mercutio related to?
blood relative to Prince Escalus and Count Paris, neither side
How old is Juliet?
13 years old, 2 weeks from 14
Why does Romeo kiss Juliet a second time?
She has "taken his sin, and must return it to his lips."
What does Juliet say when she discovers that Romeo is a Montague
Act 1 Scene 4 Juliet: My only love sprung from my only hat! Too early seen unknown, and known to late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy
The line ".... Dawn came with ringlets shining" is an example of
The line "The wind was a torrent of darkness" is an example of a
The line "Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn-yard" is an example of
The line "Her face was like a light" is an example of
The line "Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long, black hair" could symbolize
braiding a ribbon into her hair
"Tlot-Tlot! Has they heard it? The horse-hoofs were ringing clear" is an example of
In the quote, "The redcoats look to their priming," priming means
prepare it (guns), kneeling
What is a "ghostly galleon"?
large, multi-decked sailing ship used primarily by European states from the 16th to the 18th centuries
In the poem, what us a "casement"?
window or part of a window set on a hinge so that it opens like a door
What kind of poem is "The Highwayman"?
The last verse adds the following to the poem..
That even though he is dead the fight is nor over
black (hair, eyes, sky)-
red- passions-love, anger (violence)
yellow- wealth or money
gray- face was gray when hear
Do we know much about Shakespeare's life?
Much of it is Mystery
What was going on in England during Shakespeare's life?
Rising to international power (exploration) renaissance time
Who was the ruler of England at the time of Shakespeare's birth?
When was Shakespeare born?
April 23/26, 1564 in spring
Where was Shakespeare born?
Stratford, UK on Avon
When Shakespeare was born, did his family have money?
Yes upper middle class, father was glove and leather maker
What language did Shakespeare study in school?
What author did Shakespeare study in school that may have inspired him as an adult?
Did Shakespeare go to university? Why or Why not?
No because his father had done poorly and lost money
What years are known as "the lost years"?
Teens and early twenties
Who did Shakespeare marry?
How old was Shakespeare when he married?
18 years old
How much older was she than he?
Why did he marry her?
She was pregnant
How many children did he have?
What were the children's names?
Susana the oldest and Hamnet and Judith the twins
What kinds of writing did Shakespeare do?
Play writing: historical and fiction, sonnets and poems
What nobleman took an interest in Shakespeare, and about which he wrote and dedicated several sonnets in 1593 and 1594?
Earl of South Hampton
Who is "the dark lady?"
Women mentioned in one of sonnets and in love with her even though not good
Was Shakespeare popular and successful in his own time?
How many plays did he produce in his 20 years in London?
Why did critics believe that he had an unhappy marriage?
Not many happy marriages in the play, say not to marry older women
In the 1590's, what threatened London and constantly cause the theater to close?
Serious outbreak of plagues
How many people were dying per week at the plague's peak
1000's of people
A fascination with _____ resonates throughout his plays.
What happened on August 11th, 1596
What did this mean?
Only son died and no son to carry name or wealth
Towards the end of the 1590's, what play did Shakespeare write?
Where did Shakespeare rebuild his theater?
Across the river of Thames in London called Bankside
What was the theater named?
Why was language so important in the theater of Shakespeare?
Who played women's parts?
How did Shakespeare describe himself?
Were most of Shakespeare's stories original?
No, most based on other work
In 1603, who was crowned King?
King James the First
What title was he awarded?
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