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