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1 Explain what you think the following quote means: “We are born with love and we learn to fear.” Do you agree or disagree with this quote? Why or why not?

2 I can explain how setting affects how we interpret the story.


4 Literally means “rebirth” – the rebirth of the culture. Created a new way of thinking that focused on Humanism vs. Theology. Created a new group of intellectual focus or discipline known as the Humanities: Language Oratory – public speaking History Poetry Moral philosophy This was a complete rejection of what had been taught during the Middle Ages and created great intellectual conflict in Europe. A period of great expansion and exploration: Protestant Reformation Discovery of “The New World”

5 Provided England with a sustained period of peace both politically and internationally. Her reign inspired: National pride Classical ideals International expansion Naval triumph Economic stability

6 Education began at home with the learning of proper manners and etiquette. Boys attended grammar schools. Girls were rarely allowed in any place of education If they were educated it was with a restricted curriculum. Usually only between the ages of 5-7. The wealthy educated their daughters at home with tutors. Public education was created during this time allowing even boys of poor families to attend school. Wealthy males continued their education at home with private tutors after grammar school.

7 Clothing was very expensive because it was harder to make Difference in clothing signified social class Laws over who could wear what 40% of a wealthy family’s income was spent on clothing and jewelry People had fewer clothes Extremely important to social status Style, color, fabric, and decoration were key to social success

8 Pale skin was favored because it signified you didn’t have to labor outside In pictures, people were portrayed as tall and thin; women were portrayed as pregnant Men would wear heels, boots, earrings, hats, and lots of accessories including swords. Leaving the house without a hat or a weapon broke etiquette/behavior rules.

9 Majorly Catholic or Protestant Age of intense religious passion, which Elizabeth I toned down from the previous age of religious violence.

10 Reinstatement of Protestant bible and English mass but a lack of Catholic persecution. Religious Reformation began during this time.


12 Women had very little, if any, choice in their husband might be. Women were subservient to men and dependent on male relatives to support them. Marriages were frequently arranged to bring prestige or wealth to a family. Often a bride and groom would not meet until the wedding day. Age of marriage consent: 14 for boys 12 for girls

13 Women were expected to marry – single women were thought to be witches. Dowries were expected An amount of money, goods, and property that the bride would bring into the marriage. Expected to run a household and provide children – especially male heirs. The law gave a father/husband full rights over his daughter/wife. She effectively became property upon birth. Women had to be: Obedient Chaste Loyal At home

14 Men were expected to be tough and practical. Dueling competitions were common For men, the goal was to become a “Renaissance Man,” this means well-rounded Dance Educated (politics, science, etc.) Languages (Latin, French, Spanish, etc.) Fighting (fencing, boxing, etc.) Romantic (poetry writing and recitation) Confident Well-mannered and well spoken Men were encouraged to be promiscuous Chivalry was popular Men were dedicated to protecting the virtue of women Only noble born women were treated with chivalry Men focused on caring for their female charges.

15 Pansy DuelCool Duel

16 High Culture With Shakespeare and other playwrights at their peak going to the theatre was common. Historical topics were popular, along with comedies and tragedies. Traveling musicians were in great demand at Court. Strong interest in folk songs and ballads Ballads are songs that tell a story. Seasonal fairs and festivals were the most common draw and often bawdy affairs. Plays enacted in town squares often in the courtyards of taverns or inns. Miracle plays were recreations of Biblical stories. Jousts/Tournaments were the most violent sport but also one of the most popular. Hunting was the most popular sport for men. Low Culture


18 Widely regarded as the greatest playwright and writer in the English language. Wrote 37 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems, and even more. He is the most performed poet.

19 Born in Startford-upon- Avon. His actual birth-date is unknown but he was baptized on April 26 1564. Educated at King’s New school in Stratford. Married Anne Hathaway (26) when he was only 18. Six months later Anne gave birth to their first child. Two other children soon followed.

20 Built in 1599 specifically for Shakespeare’s playing company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Theatre in the round. Allowed both the common people and the Aristocracy to attend the same performances. Aristocracy in the seats Commoners could purchase a standing spot in the “pit” for a penny. Very interactive experience that Illegal for women to participate in performances, therefore, all roles were played by men…yes, even the girl parts. Theatre was looked down upon as being “immoral” and “inappropriate” for religious minds. Thought that it would make people feel too many emotions, and when you are ruled by your emotions it can be dangerous.

21 The setting of Romeo & Juliet

22 Main city for commerce because it is a good location for trade River runs through the middle of this Building many Cathedrals and Towers Thriving city Metropolis

23 Friction between Northern and Southern Italy during 1400s Verona is in the middle of this friction because it attracts a lot of different people House in Verona where “Juliet” is said to have lived

24 Time Place Environment Culture Social Norms Mood How does Verona’s location contribute to peoples’ decisions in play? How will cultural customs dictate how Romeo behaves? Juliet? How does Verona, Italy compare with Shakespeare’s England?

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