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1/27: How can I read and understand Shakespeare? Put this in your notes – notebook check Friday. III. Tips for understanding Shakespeare. A. Do not stop at line breaks, only at punctuation B. –th and –st are sometimes used as verb endings: “doth” and “dost” mean “do.” C. Word order of sentences is sometimes very strange. D. Thee and Thou are informal forms of “you.” Thy and Thine mean your and yours.
Reminders – Notebook Check Friday and Test on Act I – I will put slides with notes online, but I expect to see them handwritten in your notebook. Antigone Character Analysis Due Wednesday to my dropbox. Details online.
Hwæt! We Gardena in geardagum, þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon. Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum, Whan that aprill with his shoures soote The droghte of march hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Page 825 Questions for Scene 1: How do Flavius and Marullus feel about Caesar? How do the common people feel? What do Flavius and Marullus intend to do about Caesar’s triumph? What does replicate mean? What does servile mean?