Flashcards in Shakespeare "Pop-Quiz" Deck (63):
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
S. was the _____ of ______ kids
3rd of 8
S. was born c. ______ in ______ (_______)
April 23, 1564 in Stratford (100 miles NW of London)
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
S. when to ______ school and studied _____, _____, and _____
grammar, Latin grammar, Latin literature, and rhetoric
S.'s wife was _____. They married when S. was _____. She is _______ years older than him.
Anne Hathaway, 18, 8
When did S. move to London alone?
after his 2nd and 3rd children (twins)
By 1592 S. was a _____ and a _____
actor and a playwright
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
S. could provide plays _____ and was considered the ______
almost on demand, "ultimate professional writer"
S. wrote ____ and _____
plays and poems
R&J was written between _____ and _____
1594 and 1596
In 1612, S. returned to Stratford with ____ plays under his belt. Name 6
Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth
S. died on _____ at the age of ____
April 23, 1616 at the age of 52
Where was S. buried? Have his remains ever been touched?
Stratford's Holy Trinity Church; no
S.'s ____ influenced how he wrote plays
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
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
plays were put on in the ____
Though plays had a minimal set, there was _____ and ____. Also, no ____ would act in plays
elaborate costumes and banners, women.
The Proscenium Stage had only an ______ and a _____
inner stage and a curtain
"thrust (arena) stage" had audiences on ____ or _____ sides of the stage
3 or 4
Stories move ____ from place to place
Though plays imitate the style of movies , why do they rarely work?
viewers want to take their time and watch the characters develop
while movies are a ______, theater is a _______
visual medium, medium of words
S. used _____ and _____ in his works of literature
puns and wordplay
Romeo and Juliet is both _____ and _____
prose and poetry
unrhymed iambic pentameter
each unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable. 5 iambic units per line
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
lines in poetry are either _____ or _____
end-stopped or run-on
have no punctuation
an' [or] and
soon; right away; coming
Good-den [or] go-den [or] God-den
hap [or] happpy
common fellow; ordinary guy
mild oath, shortened from "by the Virgin Mary"
confession or forgiveness for sins that have been confessed to a priest. After confession a person was said to be "shriven"
quiet; hush; slow up
with that; with
a tragedy is
a narrative about serious and important actions that end unhappily (death)
S.'s 5 part pattern:
rising action or complications
crisis or turning point
climax and resolution
setting, characters, background, main conflict
series of complications when character tries to solve problems
chooses comedy or tragedy
result of actions at turning point; usually a bigger disaster so it is a tragedy
deaths of main characters usually
loose ends are tied
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"