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1
Q

socio-economic

What narritive structure technique did renaissance historical writing use

A

the “wheel of fortune” or a swift rise and fall from fame

2
Q

Socio-cultural

What did Shakespeare use as a source for his english history plays?

A

“Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland” by Holinshed

3
Q

Socio-cultural

What source did shakespeare use for his greek/roman plays

A

“Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans” by Plutarch

/ a 1579 translation by Thomas North

4
Q

Political and Cultural

What social impact did having an interest in Greek and Roman writings have on reputation?

A

it showed a man’s intellectual statue and “endowed him with the dignity of a philosopher”

5
Q

Political and cultural

Why was the political structure of rome so strange to Elizabethan audiences?

A

It delt with time without a monarch, so it would have seemed outlandish

6
Q

Political and Cultural

What does Coriolanus represent, nature vs nurture?

A

Nature - having belief in himself and his own power without regard for others, feeling above the law

7
Q

Political and cultural

When was the Oxforshire rising and what happened?

A

1597, Charles I was beheaded

8
Q

Tragic Hero

What are some aspects of the Tragic Hero?

A

High class, one fatal flaw, endures a great fall

9
Q

Coriolanus

When was the play written and preformed

A

1607-8, 1609-10 first preformed

10
Q

Coriolanus

What was the source used by Shakespeare?

A

“Life of Caius Martius Coriolanus” written in the first decade of A.D. by Plutarch