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Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint
Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint
Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint
Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint
Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint
Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint
Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint
Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint
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  • 1. Introduction to Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet
  • 2. Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>Born the third of eight children around April 23, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon in England </li></ul><ul><li>Married Anne Hathaway at age eighteen. </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to London, leaving his family, after the birth of their second and third child (twins) </li></ul><ul><li>Became a member of a theatrical company called Lord Chamberlain’s Men (which later became The King’s Men) in 1594 </li></ul><ul><li>Stayed with the company until 1612, when he returned to Stratford and his family </li></ul><ul><li>Died on April 23, 1616 at the age of fifty-two </li></ul>
  • 3. Shakespeare’s Work <ul><li>He wrote thirty-seven plays, including classics like Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote 150 sonnets </li></ul>
  • 4. The Globe Theater <ul><li>Built in 1598-1599 in London </li></ul><ul><li>Original Structure burned down in 1613 and was re-built in 1614 </li></ul><ul><li>The Globe had no lighting, </li></ul><ul><li>Plays were performed during </li></ul><ul><li>the day </li></ul><ul><li>The theater held 2,000-3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>people at a time </li></ul><ul><li>The Globe shut down forever in 1642 and was demolished in 1644. </li></ul>
  • 5. The New Globe Theater <ul><li>In 1987, crews began building a new Globe Theater with the same design and materials as the original </li></ul>
  • 6. Introduction to Romeo and Juliet <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s best known works, which has spawned hundreds of adaptations in the four hundred years since it was first written. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the tragic story of the doomed love affair between two teenagers from 2 feuding Italian families </li></ul>
  • 7. Adaptations of Romeo and Juliet <ul><li>More than any other </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare play, Romeo </li></ul><ul><li>and Juliet has captured </li></ul><ul><li>the hearts and imaginations </li></ul><ul><li>of generations of people </li></ul><ul><li>spawning hundreds of </li></ul><ul><li>adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>Here are images from </li></ul><ul><li>a few adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>of the play </li></ul>
  • 8. Cast of Characters :The Montagues <ul><li>Lord Montague-Romeo’s Father </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Montague-Romeo’s Mother </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo-son of Montague </li></ul><ul><li>Benvolio-Romeo’s cousin and friend </li></ul><ul><li>Balthasar-Romeo’s servant </li></ul><ul><li>Abram-Lord Montague’s servant </li></ul>
  • 9. The Capulets <ul><li>Lord Capulet-Juliet’s Father </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Capulet-Juliet’s Mother </li></ul><ul><li>Tybalt-Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse-Juliet’s nursemaid </li></ul><ul><li>Peter-Nurse’s servant </li></ul><ul><li>Sampson-Capulet servant </li></ul><ul><li>Gregory-Capulet servant </li></ul><ul><li>Old Man-senior member of Capulet Family </li></ul>
  • 10. Other Characters <ul><li>Prince Escalus-ruler of Verona </li></ul><ul><li>Mercutio-relative of the prince and Romeo’s best friend </li></ul><ul><li>Friar Lawrence-Franciscan Priest </li></ul><ul><li>Friar John-another Franciscan Priest </li></ul><ul><li>Count Paris-young nobleman, relative of the prince </li></ul><ul><li>Apothecary-Druggist </li></ul><ul><li>Page-Paris’ servant </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Watchman </li></ul><ul><li>Three Musicians </li></ul><ul><li>An Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens of Verona </li></ul><ul><li>Scene: Verona and Mantua, cities in Northern Italy </li></ul>

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