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Flashcards in Shakespear's World Deck (27):
1

When was he born?

1564

2

When did he pass away?

1616

3

Where did he live?

England

4

What are the two titles he has been given

Greatest writer and greatest playwright.

5

What Is the Renaissance?

The renewed interest in science, commerce, philosophy, and the arts.

6

What is the Elizabethan age?

A period that lasted from 1558-1603

7

Describe queen Elizabeth's reign

Political and religious problems during the reign of Elizabeth's father continued during the reign of Elizabeth. Elizabeth was a strong supporter of English culture.

8

What is lord chamberlains men?

A theater company that Shakespeare began acting in and writing plays for

9

What city is considered to be the center of the Elizabethan stage?

London

10

Why were theaters in London so successful?

They attracted in audience of rich and poor alike

11

Describe the globe theatre

A three-story wooden structure with an open-air courtyard in the center. The theater could hold 3,000 spectators. Actors performed on a raised platform stage.

12

How many people could watch a play at any given time?

3,000

13

How does the behavior of audience members at the globe theatre differ from going to a play at the majestic theatre in 2015?

In 2015 audience members are polite and show audience etiquette, while at the globe theatre audience members express their emotions, whether their nice or mean.

14

What is Shakespeare's first name?

William

15

What is different about the performances compared to current entertainment?

Current Entertainment relies heavily on artificial lighting and scenery, while performances in that time period did not.

16

What is similar to current entertainment?

The use of props and sound effects

17

What is different about the actors on the stage?

Female roles are played by males.

18

How has Shakespeare influenced our language?

He has contributed many words, phrases, and expressions to the English language.

19

What nickname did George Orwell have for Shakespeare?

Word musician

20

Describe Shakespeare's childhood

His father was a glove maker who became the towns Mayor, his mother was a distant relative of a wealthy family. He probably went to the local grammar school.

21

Who is Anne Hathaway

Shakespeare's wife

22

Who is Susanna

Shakespeare's first daughter

23

Who are Hamnett and Judith

Shakespeare's twin children (one boy one girl)

24

Why did the London theater have to close for a while

An outbreak of the plague

25

What year was Romeo and Juliet first performed

1596

26

Why did the name of the theater company change

The new king, James I, became the patron of the Shakespeare's theater company

27

What was the new name of the theater company

The Kingsmen