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  • 1.  Section: BA 01C Room: 201 A Lecture Time & Days: Sunday 8:00 – 9 :20 Tuesday 8:00 – 9:20
  • 2. Dr. Fawzia AseelOffice: Room 108 AOffice Hours: Sunday 9:30 - 11:00 Monday 10:30 - 12:30 Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30 Wednesday 8:00 - 10:00Email: Rawda_d@
  • 3. Widely regarded asthe greatest writer inEnglish Literature
  • 4. 1563-1616Stratford-on-Avon, Englandwrote 37 playsabout 154 sonnetsstarted out as an actor
  • 5. Actor for Lord Chamberlain’s Men (London theater co.)Also > principal playwright for them1599> Lord Ch. Co. built Globe Theater where most of Sh. Play’s were performed
  • 6. ComediesHistoriesTragedies
  • 7. Plays produced for the general publicRoofless>open airNo artificial lightingCourtyard surrounded by 3 levels of galleries
  • 8. Wealthy got benches“Groundlings”>poorer people stood and watched from the courtyard (“pit”)All but wealthy were uneducated/illiterateMuch more interaction than today
  • 9. Stage>platform that extended into the pitDressing & storage rooms in galleries behind & above stagesecond-level gallery> upper stage> famous balcony scene in Romeo & JulietTrap door>ghosts“Heavens”> angelic beings
  • 10. Only men and boysYoung boys whose voices had not changed play women’s rolesWould have been considered indecent for a woman to appear on stage
  • 11. An , and: IfAnon: At once - SoonAy: YesBut: Only - Except forE’en: EvenE’er: EverExeunt: They go out( leave stage)Exit: He , She goes out
  • 12. Haply: PerhapsHappy: FortunateHence: Away, from herMarry: IndeedMethinks: I thinkNay: NoPray : Please
  • 13. Thou ,Thee ,Thy , Thine : You, Your, YoursWhence: WhereWilt: Will, will youWithal: In addition toWould: WishYea : Yes
  • 14. Ordinary writing that is notpoetry, drama, or song Only characters in the lower social classes speak this way in Shakespeare’s plays Why do you suppose that is?
  • 15. Thesequence ofevents in aliterary work
  • 16. The plot usually beginswith this:introduces>>>> setting characters basic situation
  • 17. Oftencalled “initialincident”the first bit of action that occurs and which begins the plot
  • 18. Thestruggle thatdevelopsman vs. manman vs. himselfman vs. societyman vs. nature
  • 19. The point where theprotagonist’s situationwill either get better orworseprotagonist>good characterantagonist>bad character
  • 20. The turning point ofthe story>everythingbegins to unravelfrom hereThus begins the falling action
  • 21. The end of thecentral conflict
  • 22. The final explanationor outcome of the plotIf this is included in literature, it will occur after the resolution.
  • 23. Drama where the centralcharacter/s suffer disaster/greatmisfortune  In many tragedies, downfall results from> Fate Character flaw/Fatal flaw Combination of the two
  • 24. Central idea orInsight about lifewhich explains thedownfall
  • 25. Characters whohave manypersonality traits,like real people.
  • 26. One-dimensional,embodying only a singletraitShakespeare often uses them to provide comic relief even in a tragedy
  • 27. Characters within astory who remain thesame. They do notchange. They do notchange their minds,opinions or character.
  • 28. Characters thatchange somehowduring the course ofthe plot. Theygenerally change forthe better.
  • 29. Oneperson speaking onstage > may be othercharacter on stage too
  • 30. Long speech expressingthe thoughts of acharacter alone onstage. Macbeth gives asoliloquy after themurder of King Duncan.
  • 31. Words spoken, usually in anundertone not intended tobe heard by all characters.In The Merchant of VeniceShylock’s Asides are veryimportant to the spectators asthey explain the reasons of hisrevenge on Antonio.
  • 32. Shakespeare loved to usethem!!!Humorous use of a word with two meanings > sometimes missed by the reader because of Elizabethan language .
  • 33. Words that tell the reader who is being addressed:“Ah, my mistresses, which of you all/ Will now deny to dance?”
  • 34. Acontradictionbetween what acharacter thinks andwhat thereader/audienceknows to be true
  • 35. Words used to suggestthe opposite of what ismeant
  • 36. An event occurs thatdirectly contradicts theexpectations of thecharacters, the reader,or the audience
  • 37. Use of comedy within literaturethat is NOT comedy to provide“relief” from seriousness orsadness.In MACBETH look for moments ofcomic relief that help “relieve” thetragedy of the situation
  • 38. 1. Macbeth A Tragedy by William Shakespeare2. The Taming of the Shrew A Farce by William Shakespeare
  • 39.  1.A.C. Bradley. Shakespearean Tragedy . Hong Kong: The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1978 2. Anthony Burgess. English Literature . London : Longman, 1974 3.Caroline Spurgeon. Shakespeare’s Imagery . London :Cambridge University Press, 1982 4. Peter Spalding. Drama in Practice. London : Macmillan Publishers Ltd.1985
  • 40.  Participation:5 marks Power Point Presentation: 20 marks Test: 20 marks Sunday 29/ 4 / 1432 H Quiz: 15 marks Tuesday 21/ 6/ 1432 H Final: 40 marks Total: 100 marks
  • 41. Wishing You a SuccessfulAcademic Term