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Romeo and juliet introduction powerpoint

  1. 1. Introduction to Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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