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Shakespear

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dark ages
people could not read (only the wealthy and the church)
tragicomedies
combined a tragedy with a comedy
anne hathaway
26; Shakespears wife
52nd birthday
he died
Queen Elizabeth and King James I
before them, theater was inappropriate
soliloquies
lengthy pieces about a character's mood
shakespear
21000 words
king's men
traveled around during the plague
red light district
the bad area (gambling and sex)
Queen Elizabeth
allowed people to go to theater without ruining their reputation
tickets
were dropped in a box at the front of the theater
metaphors
comparing something in terms of something else
women on stage
meant corruption
fencing, tumbling, dancing, elocution, acting, music
what an actor needed to be able to do
conceits
whimisical, extravagant, fanciful ideas
many criticized him for being
unorthodox
understanding of people, skill with words, and his sense of drama
Shakespear's advantage
Shakespear
got his ideas from other sources
actors
memorized the lines in just a few days
shakespear
created 10% of the english language
unrhymed iambic pentameter
beat to each line
good writer
7000 words
wealthy
sat above the theater for the public to view them, did not come to see the play
body humor
earthy humor
stage
uncurtained and viewabel from three sides
bequeathed
something passed down when somebody dies
attended free grammar school until he was 15
his schooling
asides
where character talks to audience (very quick)
open court or the "penny public"
paid the least and stood
monarchs
king and queen
puns
humurous play on words, indicating a new meaning
during shakespear's time
people knew 500 words
different colors for the flag
different plays going on
wife and kids
stayed in stratford
average
4000-5000 words
1592-1594
wrote many poems during this time
shakespear
married when he was 18
king's men
traveled around Europe preforming
2 1/2 hours
a show lasted

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