Presentation on theme: "Macbeth By William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s Language ► Credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with creating over 3,000 words. This means he introduced."— Presentation transcript:
Shakespeare’s Language ► Credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with creating over 3,000 words. This means he introduced these words to the English language for the first time. Examples: ► Courtship, dwindle, dishearten, lonely, hurry, impartial, and monumental
Language continued ► Shakespeare had a vocabulary over 17,000 words. ► That is quadruple that of an average, well- educated conversationalist.
Language continued ► Shakespeare used over 7,000 words once, that is more than the total number of words that are used in the King James Bible. ► He also created many famous phrases that we know today: Catching a cold, foregone conclusion, strange bedfellows, the witching hour, and out of the question.
Language continued ► Shakespearean language is only one linguistic generation removed from what we speak today.
Language continued ► In addition to creating new words, Shakespeare has also inspired more than 800 operatic and symphonic compositions, Broadway musicals, and more than 100 book titles. Kiss Me Kate and Westside Story—Broadway Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner and Brave New World by Alex Huxley
Four Categories of Plays ► Pre 1594: Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and The Comedy of Errors ► 1594-1600: Henry V and A Midsummer’s Nights Dream ► 1600-1608: Macbeth, Hamlet, and King Lear ► Post 1608: Cymbeline and The Tempest
The Play ► Macbeth: A play of ambition, greed, loyalty and consequences.
Characters ► Macbeth: A Scottish nobleman who plots to kill the king in order to take power after three witches have suggested his future. In all he causes multiple deaths. ► A man who wants power but has difficulties acting without the help of his wife.
Characters ► Lady Macbeth: She shares her husband’s lust for power and goads him on in his plot. Ultimately, she goes mad losing her control on herself and on her husband.
Characters ► Banquo: Macbeth’s best friend. The witches tell him that he will father a line of Scottish kings. ► Macduff, Thane of Fife: Realizes that Macbeth has murdered Duncan. He flees to raise an army against Macbeth and to return the rightful king to the throne.
Characters ► Duncan: King of Scotland and well respected by his people. ► Malcolm: Son of Duncan and rightful heir to the throne. ► Witches: Supernatural beings who predicts the future of Macbeth and Banquo.