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The World of Shakespeare


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A powerpoint presentation about William Shakespeare, in relation to the school's Drama in Curriculum Programme in Term 1 of 2014.

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The World of Shakespeare

  1. 1. THE WORLD OF SHAKESPEARE Renaissance Venetian Music
  4. 4. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA ne of the great flowerings of drama in England occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries. n addition to Shakespeare, authors such as Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton, and Ben Jonson were prominent playwrights during this period. laywrights of this period drew some of their storylines from the lives of past kings, enhancing the image of the Tudor monarchy and also from Greek mythology and Roman mythology.
  5. 5. ELIZABETHAN THEATRE lizabethan theatre did not make use of lavish scenery, instead leaving the stage largely bare with a few key props, the main visual appeal on stage was in the costumes. Costumes were often bright in colour and visually entrancing.
  6. 6. SHAKESPEAREAN LANGUAGE – VOCABULARY arly Modern English odern English hy our (poss. adjective) hee ou (object) hou ou (subject) hine our (poss. noun) ays’t ay ea/ Ay es ast as eseech eg
  7. 7. SHAKESPEAREAN LANGUAGE – VOCABULARY asic Verb Form erb Inflections ay ay’st rink rink’est ie iest
  8. 8. SHAKESPEAREAN LANGUAGE - SYNTAX urs is ubject – Verb – Object order bject - Subject - Verb order g. I walked the dog. g. The dog I walked. I do not love you. I love you not.
  9. 9. SHAKESPEAREAN LANGUAGE - RHYTHM n Shakespeare’s plays, the lines do not generally rhyme, but they do have a set rhythm. This is the meter. any of these plays were written in verse, particularly iambic pentametre. he term Iambic pentametre describes the particular rhythm that the words establish in that line. hakespeare arranges his words so that the syllables fall into a regular pattern; every second syllable is stressed. ambic pentametre is a line made up of five pairs of short/long, or unstressed/stressed, syllables.
  10. 10. LET’S SPEAK IN ‘SHAKESPEARE’ In Shakespeare we shall speak.