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1

Where does our only knowledge of S. come from?

Church and legal documents and a few other remarks wrote about him by others during his lifetime

2

S. was the _____ of ______ kids

3rd of 8

3

S. was born c. ______ in ______ (_______)

April 23, 1564 in Stratford (100 miles NW of London)

4

S.'s father :_____ was a ______ with _______. He was a _____ and a ______ at various times

John, shopkeeper, some importance in Stratford, justice of the peace, mayor

5

S. when to ______ school and studied _____, _____, and _____

grammar, Latin grammar, Latin literature, and rhetoric

6

S.'s wife was _____. They married when S. was _____. She is _______ years older than him.

Anne Hathaway, 18, 8

7

When did S. move to London alone?

after his 2nd and 3rd children (twins)

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By 1592 S. was a _____ and a _____

actor and a playwright

9

By 1594 S. was a charter member of _____, also known as _____. This was sponsored by _____. True or False: S. stayed with them for the rest of his career?

Lord Chamberlain's Men, King's Men, King James, True

10

S. could provide plays _____ and was considered the ______

almost on demand, "ultimate professional writer"

11

S. wrote ____ and _____

plays and poems

12

R&J was written between _____ and _____

1594 and 1596

13

In 1612, S. returned to Stratford with ____ plays under his belt. Name 6

37
Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth

14

S. died on _____ at the age of ____

April 23, 1616 at the age of 52

15

Where was S. buried? Have his remains ever been touched?

Stratford's Holy Trinity Church; no

16

S.'s ____ influenced how he wrote plays

theater

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In 1576 outside London, _____ built the first_____ in England. It was called _____. Before this, plays were in ____. There was a ____ and the audience would sit/stand in passage ways between rooms called _____

James Burbage, theater, "Theater", courtyards of inns, temporary stage, balconies

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In 1599, S."s company tore down the first theater and created ______. aka ______. It got this nickname when S. called it that in _____. It was ____, _____, had a _____ and a _____. There was an ____ stage with enter and exit doors on the ends. Above that there was a _____ known as the _____. There was also a _____ by the main stage

Globe Theater, The Wooden O, Henry V, round, three stories, large platform stage, open sky, inner, upper stage, balcony, trapdoor

19

plays were put on in the ____

afternoon

20

Though plays had a minimal set, there was _____ and ____. Also, no ____ would act in plays

elaborate costumes and banners, women.

21

The Proscenium Stage had only an ______ and a _____

inner stage and a curtain

22

"thrust (arena) stage" had audiences on ____ or _____ sides of the stage

3 or 4

23

Stories move ____ from place to place

fast

24

Though plays imitate the style of movies , why do they rarely work?

viewers want to take their time and watch the characters develop

25

while movies are a ______, theater is a _______

visual medium, medium of words

26

S. used _____ and _____ in his works of literature

puns and wordplay

27

Romeo and Juliet is both _____ and _____

prose and poetry

28

Blank verse

unrhymed iambic pentameter

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iambic pentameter

each unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable. 5 iambic units per line

30

couplet

used by S. in rhyme
is two consecutive lines of poetry that often rhyme and often punctuate a character's exit or signals the end of a scene

31

lines in poetry are either _____ or _____

end-stopped or run-on

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end-stop lines

have punctuation

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run-on lines

have no punctuation

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'a

he

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a'

on

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an' [or] and

if

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anon

soon; right away; coming

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but

if; exceptionally

39

Good-den [or] go-den [or] God-den

good evening

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hap [or] happpy

luck; lucky

41

humor

mood; moisture

42

jack

common fellow; ordinary guy

43

maid

unmarried girl

44

mark

listen to

45

Marry

mild oath, shortened from "by the Virgin Mary"

46

nice

trivial; foolish

47

owes

owns

48

shrift

confession or forgiveness for sins that have been confessed to a priest. After confession a person was said to be "shriven"

49

soft

quiet; hush; slow up

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stay

wait

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still

always

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withal

with that; with

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wot

know

54

a tragedy is

a narrative about serious and important actions that end unhappily (death)

55

S.'s 5 part pattern:
1:_____
2:_____
3:_____
4:_____
5:_____

exposition
rising action or complications
crisis or turning point
falling action
climax and resolution

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exposition

setting, characters, background, main conflict

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rising action

series of complications when character tries to solve problems

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crisis/turning point

chooses comedy or tragedy

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falling action

result of actions at turning point; usually a bigger disaster so it is a tragedy

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climax

deaths of main characters usually

61

resolution

loose ends are tied

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Romeo and Juliet are based on _____'s story of a very young man and an almost 14 year old girl being "in love with love" and "breaking the law by marrying"

Arthur Brooke

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"star-crossed lovers" comes from people's belief in _____. R&J are this but are not victims of _____

astrology, fate