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1 His Life, London, Romeo and Juliet William ShakespeareHis Life, London, Romeo and Juliet
2 Shakespeare’s Birth/Early Life Baptized 4/26/1564No official B-dayStratford-Upon-AvonOne of eight childrenWorking class familyAttended local grammar school; no universityMarried Anne Hathaway in 1582
3 Married & Professional Life Susanna born in 1583Twins Hamnet and Judith born in 1585“Lost Years”his first plays are performedHenry VI, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors
4 Shakespeare: Actor and Playwright Theaters close in 1593 because of the plague.1594 he becomes a shareholder in Lord Chamberlain’s Men1599 construction of the Globe TheaterGroundlings, Theater setup
11 Information about Romeo and Juliet Approximate 1st performance date:Not printed until 1597Direct source for Shakespeare’s R&J is Arthur Brooke’s Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet (1562)Based on a prose piece from Pierre Boistuau (1559)Based on a version from an Italian Bandello (1554)Based on a version from Luigi da Porto (1525)Based on a version from Masuccio Salernitano (1476)
12 Romeo and Juliet is filled with language games Paradox: Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals the truthOxymoron: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms are combined to produce an epigrammatic (a neat, witty, often paradoxical remark)effectRhyming TricksVerbal EchoingsPuns: Play on the multiple meanings of a word or on two words that sound alike but have different meanings.Try to catch these “games” Shakespeare plays
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