HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

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Name the queen and the king who reigned successively in Shakespeare's time and name the historical period:

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Historical period

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About the queen

Daughter of: ………………………………………………

Dates of reign………………………………………………

Known as: ………………………………………………

What happened during her reign as far as commerce and geographical expansion are concerned?

This was a period when…

 

Was she a popular queen?

 

About the king

 

Son of: ………………………………………………

Dates of reign: ………………………………………………

 

He was very religious what happened under his reign?(something to do with the Bible)

 

 

 

Was he a popular monarch?

 

 

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SHAKESPEARE

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HIS WORK

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SHAKESPEARE

IDENTITY CARD

date of birth: place of birth:

date of death: burial place:

about his father: name job:

about his mother: name: origins:

brothers and sisters? yes no details

marriage: date: wife’s name: age?

Number of children: details

HIS CAREER AS AN ACTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT

Year he decided to go to London to become an actor:

The Lost Years: this expression refers to a particular period in Shakespeare’s life

Find the dates

Explain the expression

 

Where did he perform most of his plays?

1592 : Shakespeare had to stop writing plays. Why?

Shakespeare only wrote plays. right wrong . Justify

 

THE PLAYS

 

How many plays did he write?

 

Name some of his plays (date, tragedy? Comedy? Historical play?)

 

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TRAGEDIES

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COMEDIES

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HISTORICAL PLAYS

THE SONNETS

Give an example it would be nice to have it read or sung…

 

Here is a short summary of some of his plays

Find out which ones they are :

 

In this tragedy, two lovers commit suicide as their love is made impossible by the lifelong enmity between their families.

The play is set in Verona, the families are the? And the?

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A comedy where love, fantasy humour and music are closely linked.

Oberon and Titania King and Queen of the forest have quarrelled ...

Puck a mischievous sprite put some love juice on the wrong human’s eyes and two men end up courting the same woman

Titania victim of a charm falls in love with an ass...

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A tragedy set in Venice.

A villain Iago , a loving wife Desdemona and a Moore who kills his loving wife out of jealousy and ends up stabbing himself

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He is a Prince of Denmark. His mother and his uncle have murdered his father whom he must avenge.

He pretends he is mad. His lover Ophelia believing he is really mad drown herself.

He is famous for his metaphysical hesitation

"To be or not to be : that is the question:"

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A historical play where a young English king claims the throne of France

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THE GLOBE

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THE LONDON THEATRES

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  1. What is the origin of the term play and players?

  • Before the theatres were built
  • Where did players perform?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What sort of entertainment would people also go and see?

    About the theatres in London

    First one built by:

     

     

    reason

    Name of the theatres

     

     

    location

    1582,1592,1603 and 1607 were bad years for the theatres

    Why?

    Reason

     

     

     

     

     

    1. The Globe

    You can have a virtual view of the original Globe at: http://virtual.clemson.edu/caah/shakespr/VRGLOBE/index.htm

    Constructed in: where?

    Who by?

    Also called:

    Its motto:

    Name of the first play performed in it:

    What happened in 1613? Consequence?

    When did it close permanently?

    5.About the building

    Its shape:

    What was it made of?

    6.Where was the audience?

    Name of the area

    Covered/uncovered

    price

    Number of spectators

     

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    7.Where were the actors?

    Name of the different parts of the stage:

    Possible use during a play

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    8.About the performance and the actors

    When where the play performed?

     

    How did you know a play was being performed?

     

    Who played the female parts in a play? Why?

     

    Could you watch a play any day during the week? Why?

     

     

    9.The Globe nowadays

    have a virtual visit of today’s Globe at : http://www.rdg.ac.uk/globe/Globe.html

     

     

     

    Where can you find a replica of the Globe?

     

    When was the building completed?

     

     

     

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    Shakespeare

    and

    music

    ©Annie Gwynn

    Music had a very important place during that period:

    Give examples

    The Madrigal was at his peak . Find the names of some famous English composers and illustrate with sound files

    What sort of music would Shakespeare have heard in court? find examples

    What would he have heard in church? find examples

    What would he have heard in the streets or in markets? find examples

    Or in an inn? find examples

    Music was very important in the plays too: find examples

    What sort of instrument were being played? illustrate

     

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