Shakespeare(seniors)

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William Shakespeare : 

William Shakespeare What EVERYONE should know about The Bard of Avon

You’ve already SEEN him… : 

You’ve already SEEN him…

Writer and Actor : 

Writer and Actor Successful actor in London Leading poet Member of a reparatory group – The Chamberlain’s Men Wrote 36-37 plays, 154 poems Retired to Stratford Died on his birthday, April 23, 1616

“He was not of an age, but for all time.”Ben Jonson : 

“He was not of an age, but for all time.”Ben Jonson Understanding of people Skill with words Sense of drama

We don’t know Shakespeare : 

Very little is known about the historical man William Shakespeare. Because of this, some people believe that he either didn’t actually exist or that someone else wrote his plays. Some even believe that Queen Elizabeth may have written them and paid Shakespeare to take credit because a woman (even a queen) wasn’t allowed to write. We don’t know Shakespeare

We Don’t Know Shakespeare : 

We Don’t Know Shakespeare Some think these paintings being so alike is evidence they are the same person.

Was Shakespeare a Thief? : 

Was Shakespeare a Thief? Most plays based on historical events or OTHER plays. No COPYRIGHT laws in those days Took ordinary stories and made them EXTRAORDINARY

Contributions to the English Language : 

Contributions to the English Language Common sayings: catching a cold disgraceful conduct elbow room fair play blood-stained Laughing stock into thin air Knock, knock! Who’s there? Good riddance Words: assassination barefaced bumps countless critical radical homicide hurry Lonely majestic dwindle exposure gloomy monumental suspicious Excellent obscene Gust hint Aerial Brittle Submerge summit leap-frog snow-white hoodwink

Actors need the following… : 

Actors need the following… Fencing Tumbling Dancing Elocution (speaking) Acting (duh!) Music Shakespeare probably made more money as an ACTOR and PRODUCER than as a PLAYWRIGHT.

Repertory Theater : 

Repertory Theater A leading man may have 800 lines to memorize per day, seventy roles in three years. A theater that puts on a variety of different shows rather than one show continuously Prevents the audience from getting bored and keeps them coming to YOUR theater Helped stifle MEMORIZERS who would come to performances and steal your show. Actor Jon Finch as Macbeth

Outside View- This is a recreation of the Globe Theatre located in Odessa, Texas. : 

Outside View- This is a recreation of the Globe Theatre located in Odessa, Texas. Weren’t allowed to advertise. Used Flags to above building to tell of impending play. Black=Tragedy White=Comedy Red=History

Front of Theatre- The point where the audience would enter. : 

Front of Theatre- The point where the audience would enter.

London’s Globe – This recreation is in London, England near the location of the original. : 

London’s Globe – This recreation is in London, England near the location of the original. Open air theatre Held about 3000 Plays run every day but Sunday Afternoon so that sunlight wouldn’t bother audience or players

Groundlings’ Area- Standing room only! The commoners would gather on the floor of the theater for performances. : 

Groundlings’ Area- Standing room only! The commoners would gather on the floor of the theater for performances. Audience would drop admission into a box on way in (hence “box office”) Vendors offered beer, water, oranges, gingerbread & apples (often thrown at players) Hazelnuts were the equivalent of Raisinets.

The Balconies- : 

The Balconies- Royalty and the rich would have a seated view above the commoners. Theater is open air, exposing the actors and the groundlings to the elements.

A Show lasted about 2.5 hours : 

A Show lasted about 2.5 hours No “acts” but frequent intermissions No Scenery Lots of effects (trap doors, winches, etc.) No Actresses No “programs”

Elizabethan World View : 

Elizabethan World View GOD Angels King Man Wife Children Animals The cast of The Jersey Shore Great Chain of Being

Slide 18: 

Find a quote from a Shakespeare play & earn 5 EXTRA CREDIT POINTS. include: The quote EXACTLY as it appears in the medium you found it & name the source. If it's in a book or magazine, give chapter and page number. The context (who says it & what is the situation under which it is used) The play, act, scene & lines in which it originally appeared The context of the original USE THE FORM ON BLACKBOARD

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Shakespeare in star trek

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EXAMPLE: In the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast, the character Gaston sings, "Screw your courage to the sticking place!" He is trying to get the villagers to gather their courage and attack the Beast's castle. This quote was originally spoken by Lady Macbeth (Macbeth I.vii.60) to her husband as she continues to goad him into assassinating King Duncan.

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