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1

When was William Shakespeare born

April 23 1564

2

When did William Shakespeare die

In 1616 at the age of 52

3

What was the Globe Theatre

Theater at which Shakespeare and his fellow actors performed most of their plays

4

How many words did Shakespeare know

29,066

5

How many poems and sonnets did Shakespeare write?

154

6

How many plays did Shakespeare write

37 and perhaps 38

7

What did Shakespeare live through

The black plague and the discovery of Pompeii

8

Where and when was the original Globe Theatre built

Built in London in 1599

9

Where did the wealthy patrons sit during the performance

In tiered galleries around the open area

10

What were the groundlings from which location did they watch the performance

They were lower class and they stood around the stage

11

Why are most jesters chosen

To make a fool of themselves and their wit performing and pointing out others foolishness entertains of the kings and queens

12

How did the bright jesters use their positions to their advantage

They would say things to really important people they would say cunning rude sarcastic things to important people because people didn't think that they meant what they said

13

What were jesters or fools like in Shakespeare's plays

They were bright insightful witty and entertaining

14

Look over drama versus film

Refer to above

15

What is the alternate name for 12th night

What you will
What will you be what will you see what will you do and will is also his name

16

What happens on January 6

The feast of the epiphany and it marks the 12 days of Christmas

17

Traditionally what were these days of? (12 dAys after Christmas)

A time of festival merry making games also known as the feast of fools

18

Who were performances sponsored by

Noble house holds

19

What themes fit the atmosphere in the feast of fools

Mistaken identity and disguise

20

Who was the first performance (celebration of the epiphany) commissioned by and when was it

Queen Elizabeth
January 6, 1601

21

What does Olivia's name resemble

Olives beautiful and exquisite

22

What does Viola's name resemble

A viola is lower than a violin and she has to take on a lower voice for disguise

23

What does Feste's name resemble

Festival

24

What does Malvolios name resemble

Bad

25

What does sir aguecheek resemble

Sickness or fever cheek

26

Look at comedy versus tragedy

Refer

27

Where are comedys settings often take place

They are often mythical or imaginary or even ridiculous

28

Where is Elyria supposedly

East coast or central Italy

29

What is the economy of Elyria

It's based on love music drinking parties or pining away and no one really has jobs

30

Refer to the contrast section

Refer

31

When was 12 night written

In the middle of Shakespeare's career when he was well known and it was a time of success

32

What are some common themes in 12th night

Illusion- what you see is not what you get
deception - some people are deceived such as Malvolio
Disguise - people trying to disguise themselves Viola Malvolio Feste
Extraordinary things love cause us to do or see and it's not always good
Reason versus madness like the prank on Mal and Sir Andrew

33

What did the people find humorous when 12th night was performed live

Since the parts are played by men only in 12th night there was a make pretending to be a female pretending to be a male

34

Describe Viola

She is like a likeable and has no real flaw
Her plans are orderly not reactionary and she thinks through what's going to happen
Her love is pure
She's in love not just lovesick
Her love is constant not fickle
At the end she returns to Viola but who is she really we haven't really seen her as a woman

35

How are Orsino and Olivia similar

They both have a similar rank
They are suited they have power and money in Elyria
Both shallow and live for the moment and they want immediate gratification

36

Describe Malvolio

He's a Puritan and is one of Shakespeare's harshest censure because he is thrown into a dungeon unfairly with no food or water
Olivia says he brought it upon himself what goes around comes around
At the end he ends up leaving the estate

37

Define hyperbole

And exaggeration and is like a simile but slightly stronger for example it took me forever

38

Define pun

Play on words a humorous way of using words that they create a double meaning
-Hart and heart

39

Define etymology

Origin or meaning of words or names

40

Define anagram

Making a new word out of the letters of the original word

41

What does shakespeare say on love is costly

-Love is random and it strikes like a virus Olivia says love is like a plague
-Love is difficult to avoid
-Love is hard to endure
- Love is hard to get rid of
-can result in violence as in fighting for the woman to like show your amazingness to show you are worthy

42

What does Orsino say about love

Love is like an appetite that must be satisfied

43

What does Viola say about love

Love makes her desperate

44

At the end what does Orsino threatens Cesario

That he will kill him because Olivia has fallen in love with him not him
And eventually Orsino marries Viola

45

What are Shakespeare's questions on love

Are they in love but just in love with the idea of love
The swap I'll be with you then