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Today – Renaissance Drama and dance notes Tuesday – Review of art and music Wednesday – Binder checks and note cards Thursday – Test Friday – Sub Monday – Make-up test Tuesday – Start Romeo and Juliet writing assignment
Renaissance Basics worksheet Greek wonders worksheet Renaissance visual art w/ summary Renaissance music w/ summary Renaissance music worksheet Renaissance drama w/ summary Renaissance dance w/ summary
Commedia Dell’arte & Elizabethan Theatre
Italian Renaissance Whose Line is it Anyway Touring groups Used characters instantly recognizable to era audiences Had basic plot outlines/improvised dialogue/used costumes, masks, and movements that made their character recognizable Stock characters – stereotypical characters
Late English Renaissance Changes to theatre – love of language & poetry Actors became professionals Permanent theatre buildings (Globe) William Shakespeare most notable playwright
Thought to be born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon- Avon Died April 23, 1616 Considered to be the best writer in the English language Surviving works: 38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems, and several other poems.
Many seem to be written to the same person. Sonnet Sequence Follow a structure: abab cdcd efef gg Themes: Love, Beauty, Politics, Mortality
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date; Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st; Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee
Blank Verse – Poetry with meter but no rhyme Iambic Pentameter – 10 syllables to a line, every other syllable stressed. Wordplay Double Entendre – A word or phrase with two meanings Soliloquy – A speech made by a character to himself or to the audience.
To be or not to be, that is the question; Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to — 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub, For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause.mortal coil
First theatre built by actors, for actors. Theatre where the majority of Shakespeare’s works were originally performed. Exact size unknown – The original theatre burned down. It was replaced, and the replacement was destroyed to make room for housing.
The Pit – Open area around stage. For a penny, you could stand here to watch a performance. The Gallery – Three levels of stadium-style seating. More expensive than the pit. The Stage Platform – Where the Performances took place. The Cellarage – Area underneath stage. Ceiling (Heavens) – Roof over back part of stage. Balcony – used for musicians & Balcony scenes.
There are many who believe that William Shakespeare did not actually write any plays. Other authors may be: Francis Bacon Christopher Marlowe William Stanley Edward de Vere – most likely and argued “true” author Reasons Few official records (baptism, marriage, and death) – no school records No poems or plays in his handwriting – compared to other known documents Will doesn’t include the writings Vocabulary 29,000 words Commoner/education Other languages/places traveled to William Shakspere
Watch the video and add a few significant points to the authorship debate notes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efK7h8mh Hvk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efK7h8mh Hvk
Write your 3-4 sentence summary for Renaissance Theatre
Invented by rulers, kings, and aristocrats for their entertainment Displayed social etiquette Everyone was expected to learn to dance. Took both secular and religious meaning
Less formal than court dance.
Anagrammatic Pen Name for Jehan Tabourot (a monk) Wrote Orchésographie, a manual with detailed instructions for numerous styles of dance. First use of dance tabulations, a significant innovation in dance notation.