Presentation on theme: "William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth Intro to Macbeth William Shakespeare’s Life –Most popular and well-known British writer –Lived from April."— Presentation transcript:
Intro to Macbeth William Shakespeare’s Life –Most popular and well-known British writer –Lived from April 23, 1564-1616 –Born in Stratford-on-Avon –Married Anne Hathaway. She was 26 and he was 18. –His older daughter was christened 6 months later.
Intro to Macbeth King Chamberlain’s Men –The first performer’s who acted out Shakespeare’s plays
Intro to Macbeth Queen Elizabeth –The ruler of the time. She had to approve of all plays performed.
Intro to Macbeth Bubonic Plague –Spread by fleas on rats –Also known as the black death –Close down theaters to stop spread of disease
Intro to Macbeth Globe Theater –Built in 1599 –Shakespeare’s plays performed here –Peasants who sat on the ground were called groundlings
Intro to Macbeth Folio: a four folded paper that was the format in which his plays were written
Intro to Macbeth Shakespearean Tragedy Tragic Hero: a person of great position who brings his own downfall by his tragic flaw. Tragic Flaw: the character trait that causes the tragic hero’s downfall. Soliloquy: a speech by one person who is alone which reveals his or her inner thoughts so the audience knows the feelings.
Intro to Macbeth Dramatic Irony: –when the audience knows something that the characters do not.