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When was Shakespeare born? A. January 16, 1901 B. April 21, 1664 C. April 23, 1564 D. January 11, 1492.

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2 When was Shakespeare born? A. January 16, 1901 B. April 21, 1664 C. April 23, 1564 D. January 11, 1492

3 William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon. Existed during the Elizabethan Period

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7 William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon. Existed during the Elizabethan Period Parents: John Shakespeare and Mary Arden

8 At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway

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10 At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway Together they raised two daughters: Susanna, who was born in 1583 Judith (whose twin brother died in boyhood), born in 1585

11 In what theater did Shakespeare perform his plays? A. The Rose B. The Golden Apple C. The Rose Bud D. The Globe

12 Shakespeare joined a group called the Chamberlain's Men, a company that would build and operate a new playhouse: The Globe theater.

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16 Groundlings – lower-class audience members who stood for the duration of the play; paid a penny or less

17 More on the Globe

18 Groundlings – lower-class audience members who stood for the duration of the play; paid a penny or less Nobility – Kings and Queens; a company could get arrested for certain vulgarity during plays, but not Shakespeares

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20 True or False? Women were not allowed as actors in theater; therefore, men played the parts of female characters in Shakespeares plays.

21 All male cast Very little to no stage directions No curtain; change of scene and acts depended on the Chorus and dramatic speeches: Soliloquy – a character is alone on stage speaking his or her thoughts out loud Monologue – a character is with others on stage; the character is the only one talking

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23 The majority of Shakespeares sonnets examined the themes of: A. Time, Love, and Beauty B. Death, Hate, and Ugliness C. Love, Birth, and Death D. Nature and the Seasons

24 Sonnets, not plays provided Shakespeare with income. The Sonnets of Shakespeare, consists of 154 sonnets Sonnets addressed to a beloved friend, a handsome and noble young man Sonnets to a malignant but fascinating "Dark Lady," whom the poet loves in spite of himself. Nearly all of Shakespeare's sonnets examine the inevitable decay of time, and the immortalization of beauty and love in poetry.

25 Romeo and Juliet is considered a(n): A. Tragedy B. Romance C. History D. Comedy

26 Shakespeare wrote more than 30 plays. These are usually divided into four categories: 1). Histories – Henry VI 2). Comedies – Comedy of Errors 3). Tragedies –Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet 4). Romances - The Tempest

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28 Comedy Tragedy - Mostly everyone gets - Mostly everyone dies married in the end. in the end. - Mythical, magical - Realistic characters, creatures royalty and nobility - Several couples have - The main characters humorous conflicts cause their own downfall.

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30 He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried two days later at Stratford Church.

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35 Good Friend, for Jesus' sake forbeare. To digg the dust encloased heare: Bleste be the man that spares these stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.


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