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Where was Shakespeare born?

Stratford-upon-Avon

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What is Shakespeare's birthdate?

April 23,1564

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What is Shakespeare associated with?

The renaissance and reformation

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Who did Shakespeare marry and how old was he?

Anne Hathaway when he was 18

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What were his 3 children's names?

Suzanna, Hamnet, and Judith

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What year was the Plague?

1593

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What happened in the year of the Plague?

All theaters closed and Shakespeare turned to poetry

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What did Shakespeare's play company name one of his plays?

They named "King's Men" for King James I

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What did Shakespeare do involving plays?

He wrote, produced, directed, and acted in them.

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Which theater was Shakespeare an investor at?

The Globe Theatre

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What significance is the Globe Theatre to England?

It's England's most famous theater

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How much did it cost to stand in the pit of the theater?

One penny

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When was the theater open?

In daylight and favorable weather

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Why did the weather conditions matter for the theater?

It was an open air theater

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What signified a play at the theater?

A flag flying from the roof

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What did a flag flying from the theater's roof signify?

That there was to be a play that afternoon

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What were actors classified as?

Vagabonds and rogues

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What did Queen Elizabeth's reign do for actors?

Recognized them legally

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What would happen when a patron or sponsor would seek actors' companies?

The play would be in his honor

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What did the companies consist of?

10-12 adult males and 5-6 boy apprentices

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What roles did boys and women have in the theater?

Boys played women's roles because it was illegal for women to appear on stage

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What were actors required to do to act?

Sing, dance, play an instrument, and perform their own stunts

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What do the transitions in Shakespeare's genres correlate with?

The timeline of events in his life

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Shakespeare is what as a playwright

The most widely produced and most widely critiqued playwright ever

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What is a soliloquy?

A long speech expressing private thoughts, delivered by a character who is alone on stage

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What is a monologue?

A long speech delivered by one character to another or to a group of characters

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What is an aside?

A private remark to one character or to the audience that breaks convention because it is understood not to be heard by other characters onstage

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What is the chorus?

A single character or group of characters whose words may connect scenes or convey the collective thoughts or feelings of the community

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Tragic hero

In Ancient Greek and Shakespearian tragedies, the tragic hero is the main character

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Comic relief

To relieve tension, playwrights often include humorous scenes or characters that provide comic relief