Presentation on theme: "English 10 - Mr. Miller By William Shakespeare. English 10 - Mr. Miller Essential questions… How do we act when we are in love? Why? Which emotions “from."— Presentation transcript:
English 10 - Mr. Miller Essential questions… How do we act when we are in love? Why? Which emotions “from the heart” are the strongest? Which reveal our true selves? How effectively does Shakespeare use humor to make his ideas known about human behavior?
English 10 - Mr. Miller Getting started on Midsummer… The play is about people in love. There are three intertwined plots in the play There are two settings for the play Let’s try to figure this out…
English 10 - Mr. Miller Was Shakespeare really funny? Yes. His humor appealed to people of all tastes and classes Midsummer contains all kinds of humor – slapstick, wit, sight gags, puns…
English 10 - Mr. Miller More about Shakespeare’s humor Shakespeare uses humor, satire and parody to express his ideas about our universal human experiences.
English 10 - Mr. Miller Need to know points: Midsummer The play was first performed between 1595 and 1596 Like R&J it explores love, but is a comedy, not a tragedy Shakespeare explores the complex nature of the human heart Midsummer mocks many aspects of human behavior
English 10 - Mr. Miller The Globe Theatre See it in Google Earth See it in 3-D
English 10 - Mr. Miller What’s really happening in Midsummer? Shakespeare uses different kinds of humor to mock people’s common assumptions about love Shakespeare uses numerous examples of figurative language to explore the complexities of human emotions Shakespeare uses dramatic irony to heighten the sense of comedy and humor in the play Shakespeare uses soliloquies by major characters to draw the audience into central ideas and themes Shakespeare portrays human relationships in several different lights in order to illustrate the changing and complex sides of human emotions
English 10 - Mr. Miller Read the shortened version of the play’s beginning…