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1 William Shakespeare & The Tragedy of Julius Caesar English II Pre-AP Unit 7

2 I. William Shakespeare A. Birth and Early Life 1. April 23, Stratford-upon-Avon 3. Parents: John Shakespeare and Mary Arden B. Young Adulthood 1. Age 18 – marries Anne Hathaway 2. 3 children 3. “Lost Years”

3 I. William Shakespeare C. Career 1. Lord Chamberlain’s Men/King’s Men 2. Wrote 38 plays i. Tragedy ii. Comedy iii. History iv. Tragicomedy 3. Globe Theater (see handout)

4 The Globe Theater

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6 I. William Shakespeare 1. Theatre Production 1. Sets and Costuming 2. Gender Roles 3. Perception of Theatre 2. Shakespeare’s Later Life 1. Retirement 2. Death and Will

7 II. Julius Caesar 1. Early Life 2. Rise to Power 1. Military Campaign – Asia Minor 2. Concern for Image

8 II. Julius Caesar 1. Early Political Career 1. Administrator of Spain 2. Senate 3. Campaigning 4. Supreme Priest of Rome 2. Political Alliance – First Triumvirate (60 BCE) 1. Gnaeus Pompey Magnus 2. Marcus Licinius Crassus

9 II. Julius Caesar 1. Consul 1. Actions 2. Perception 2. Governorship and Gallic Wars 3. Civil War

10 II. Julius Caesar 1. Dictatorship BCE – elected Dictator for 10 years 2. Actions and Perception BCE – elected Dictator for Life 2. Assassination 3. Legacy

11 III. Some Philosophies to Consider A. Stoic Philosophy A. Emphasis on duty, self-discipline, and subjection to the natural order of things B. Focus on civic obligations C. Supreme purpose in life is goodness D. Repress emotions E. Ultimate goal is inner serenity – happiness can be found in surrender to the benevolent order of the universe

12 III. Some Philosophies to Consider A. Epicurean Philosophy A. Strong belief in human freedom B. Highest good is pleasure (of body and mind, but not flesh) C. Function of being “good” is to increase own happiness D. Eliminate fear from life, especially fear of death and fear of the supernatural

13 IV. Literary Terms to Review Review Terms Monologue Soliloquy Aside Apostrophe Pun Iambic Pentameter Blank Verse Comic Relief New Term Anachronism: something out of time or place in a literary text

14 V. Reading & Analytical Focus What to Watch Out For The Story Organization and Development Literary Elements and How They Develop Meaning Elements of Tragedy (Remember Antigone?) Elements of Rhetoric!!! Motifs and Themes How You Will Be Assessed AP-Style Multiple Choice Questions A Rhetorical Analysis Timed Writing Test over Play (with Cold Reads and all that good stuff!)


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