Widely regarded as the
greatest writer in English
Literature
Shakespeare
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1563-1616
Stratford-on-Avon, England
wrote 37 plays
about 154 sonnets
started out as an actor
Shakespeare wrote:

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Comedies
Histories
Tragedies
Who was Cleopatra VII?
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 Born in Alexandria, then capital of Egypt in 69
BC
 Parents: Father Pharaoh, Ptolemy XII, aka...
Mark Antony
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 Born Marcus Antonius in 83 BC in
Rome.

 Father died at an early age, leaving him
and his brothers with ...
Tragedy
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 Cleopatra was portrayed as very strong, extremely
beautiful and irresistible.
 Octavius Caesar views the Pha...
CYMBELINE
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Characters of Cymbeline
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CYMBELINE, King of Britain
QUEEN, Wife to Cymbeline
CL...
Tragedy
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Cymbeline is a play by William Shakespeare,
based on legends concerning the early Celtic
British King Cunobeli...
Hamlet
 The Prince of Denmark,
the title character, and
the protagonist. About
thirty years old at the
start of the play,...
Claudius
 The King of Denmark,
Hamlet's uncle, and the
play's antagonist. The
villain of the play,
Claudius is a calculat...
Gertrude
 The Queen of Denmark,
Hamlet's mother,
recently married to
Claudius. Gertrude loves
Hamlet deeply, but she is
a...
Polonius
 The Lord Chamberlain

of Claudius's court, a
pompous, conniving
old man. Polonius is
the father of Laertes
and ...
Horatio
 Hamlet's close friend,
who studied with the
prince at the university in
Wittenberg. Horatio is
loyal and helpful...
Ophelia
Polonius's daughter,
a beautiful young
woman with whom
Hamlet has been in
love. Ophelia is a
sweet and innocent
y...
Laertes
Polonius's son and
Ophelia's brother, a
young man who
spends much of the
play in France.
Passionate and quick
to ...
Fortinbras
 The young Prince of
Norway, whose father
the king (also named
Fortinbras) was killed by
Hamlet's father (also...
The Ghost
The specter of

Hamlet's recently
deceased father. The
ghost, who claims to

have been murdered
by Claudius, ca...
Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern
 Two slightly bumbling
courtiers, former
friends of Hamlet from
Wittenberg, who are
summoned...
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Main Characters

Julius Caesar

A great Roman general and senator, recently
returned to Rome in triumph after a
successful...
Brutus

 He is a respected Roman, a
man of intelligence and
honor, who is a personal
friend of Caesar, yet
wonders whethe...
Cassiu
s

Cassius is one of the leaders
of the conspiracy. He is
suspicious of Caesar from the
beginning, gathers others ...
Anton
y

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A friend of Caesar. Antony claims
allegiance to Brutus and the conspirators
after Caesar’s death in order to s...
“Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek headed men, and such as sleep 0’nites;
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry lo...
Characters
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 King Lear-Aging King of Britain
 Cordelia-Lear’s youngest daughter, disowned
for refusing to flatter him
...
Characters- Evil
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 Edmund-Gloucester’s Bastard Son who resents his
position; cunning in his schemes
 Regan (wife of Cor...
34

Othello, the Moor of Venice
Literature: Craft & Voice | Delbanco and
Cheuse | Chapter 34
Queen Elizabeth
• Elizabethan England takes its name from
Queen Elizabeth, who lived from 1533-1603,
reigning from 1558-16...
Queen Elizabeth continued…
 Elizabeth was a skilled diplomat who dealt effectively with foreign
governments, factions at ...
Presentation by
Jared Forman
The Life of Timon OF
Athens
SHORT Timon
FACTS
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Character Name:
Character Relevance: Protagonist
Shakespearian play: Timon...
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo
The hero and one of the
protagonists of Romeo and Juliet.
The son of Old Montague, he is at
first in love with Lord ...
Juliet
The heroine and one of the
protagonists of the play.
She is the thirteen-year-old
daughter of Capulet. She is
a hap...
Friar Lawrence
The person who is
responsible for helping
Romeo and Juliet. He is a
good man with good
intentions.
A friend, guide,
confidante, and educator of
Juliet. She has raised Juliet
and is truly fond of her.
She is a realist, who...
The End
Hirdyansh Bhalla
Xth A
24
English HHW
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List of shakesperian tragedies

  1. 1. Widely regarded as the greatest writer in English Literature
  2. 2. Shakespeare  1563-1616 Stratford-on-Avon, England wrote 37 plays about 154 sonnets started out as an actor
  3. 3. Shakespeare wrote:  Comedies Histories Tragedies
  4. 4. Who was Cleopatra VII?   Born in Alexandria, then capital of Egypt in 69 BC  Parents: Father Pharaoh, Ptolemy XII, aka Auletes or “Flute Player” and her mother was probably Auletes’s sister Cleopatra V Tryphaena (it was common place for members of the Ptolemaic dynasty to marry their sibilings)  Cleopatra had several siblings: elder sister, Cleopatra VI; elder sister Berenice; younger sister, Arsinoe and two younger brothers both called Ptolemy.  Cleopatra’s family was not truly Egyptian, they were Macedonian which is Greek.
  5. 5. Mark Antony   Born Marcus Antonius in 83 BC in Rome.  Father died at an early age, leaving him and his brothers with his mother Julia. He was 2nd cousin of Julius Caesar.  With very little guidance, they were considered rebels for their time.  By the age of 20 he was heavily in debt and fled to Greece  After a short time studying in Athens he became a member of Caesar’s army.
  6. 6. Tragedy   Cleopatra was portrayed as very strong, extremely beautiful and irresistible.  Octavius Caesar views the Pharaoh and Queen of Egypt as little more than a dramatic whore.  Antony, while a Roman Hero was portrayed as totally blinded by love .  Octavia is portrayed as a healer of sorts between the two men, Antony and Octavius Caesar.
  7. 7. CYMBELINE 
  8. 8. Characters of Cymbeline                      CYMBELINE, King of Britain QUEEN, Wife to Cymbeline CLOTEN, Son to the Queen by a former Husband IMOGEN / INNOGEN, Daughter to Cymbeline by a former Queen POSTHUMUS LEONATUS, a Gentleman, Husband to Imagen BELARIUS, a banished Lord, disguised under the name of Morgan GUIDERIUS & ARVIRAGUS, Sons to Cymbeline, disguised under the names of Polydore and Cadwal, supposed Sons to Morgan PHILARIO, Friend to Posthumus IACHIMO / JACHIMO / GIACOMO , Friend to Philario HELEN, a Lady attending on Imogen CAIUS LUCIUS, General of the Roman Forces PISANIO, Servant to Posthumus CORNELIUS, a Physician A Roman Captain Two British Captains A French Gentleman, Friend to Philario Two Lords of Cymbeline's Court Two Gentleman of the same Two Gaolers Lords, Ladies, Roman Senators, Tribunes, a Dutch Gentleman, a Spanish Gentleman, a Soothsayer, Musicians, Officers, Captains, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants
  9. 9. Tragedy  Cymbeline is a play by William Shakespeare, based on legends concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobelinus. Although listed as a tragedy in the First Folio, modern critics often classify Cymbeline as a romance. Like Othello, Measure for Measure, and The Winter's Tale, it deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy. While the precise date of composition remains unknown, the play was certainly produced as early as 1611.
  10. 10. Hamlet  The Prince of Denmark, the title character, and the protagonist. About thirty years old at the start of the play, Hamlet is the son of Queen Gertrude and the late King Hamlet, and the nephew of the present king, Claudius.
  11. 11. Claudius  The King of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle, and the play's antagonist. The villain of the play, Claudius is a calculating, ambitious politician, driven by his sexual appetites and his lust for power, but he occasionally shows signs of guilt and human feeling—his love for Gertrude, for instance, seems sincere.
  12. 12. Gertrude  The Queen of Denmark, Hamlet's mother, recently married to Claudius. Gertrude loves Hamlet deeply, but she is a shallow, weak woman who seeks affection and status more urgently than moral rectitude or truth.
  13. 13. Polonius  The Lord Chamberlain of Claudius's court, a pompous, conniving old man. Polonius is the father of Laertes and Ophelia.
  14. 14. Horatio  Hamlet's close friend, who studied with the prince at the university in Wittenberg. Horatio is loyal and helpful to Hamlet throughout the play. After Hamlet's death, Horatio remains alive to tell Hamlet's story.
  15. 15. Ophelia Polonius's daughter, a beautiful young woman with whom Hamlet has been in love. Ophelia is a sweet and innocent young girl, who obeys her father and her brother, Laertes.
  16. 16. Laertes Polonius's son and Ophelia's brother, a young man who spends much of the play in France. Passionate and quick to action, Laertes is clearly a foil for the reflective Hamlet.
  17. 17. Fortinbras  The young Prince of Norway, whose father the king (also named Fortinbras) was killed by Hamlet's father (also named Hamlet). Now Fortinbras wishes to attack Denmark to avenge his father's honor, making him another foil for Prince Hamlet.
  18. 18. The Ghost The specter of Hamlet's recently deceased father. The ghost, who claims to have been murdered by Claudius, calls upon Hamlet to avenge him.
  19. 19. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern  Two slightly bumbling courtiers, former friends of Hamlet from Wittenberg, who are summoned by Claudius and Gertrude to discover the cause of Hamlet's strange behavior.
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  21. 21. Main Characters Julius Caesar A great Roman general and senator, recently returned to Rome in triumph after a successful military campaign. While his good friend Brutus worries that Caesar may aspire to dictatorship over the Roman republic, Caesar seems to show no such inclination, declining the crown several times. Yet while Caesar may not be unduly power-hungry, he does possess his share of flaws. He is unable to separate his public life from his private life, and, seduced by the populace’s increasing idealization and idolization of his image, he ignores ill omens and threats against his life, believing himself as eternal as the North Star. 
  22. 22. Brutus  He is a respected Roman, a man of intelligence and honor, who is a personal friend of Caesar, yet wonders whether, as a ruler, he will overstep his powers and become a tyrant rather than a good head of state.  He is finally convinced to join the conspirators as their leader. As they raise their daggers to commit the murder, Caesar recognizes his dear friend and cries, in Latin, “Et tu, Brute?” or “You too, Brutus?”  Portia is Brutus’ wife. 
  23. 23. Cassiu s Cassius is one of the leaders of the conspiracy. He is suspicious of Caesar from the beginning, gathers others into the band, and convinces Brutus to join with them in their plans for assassination. He and Brutus flee Rome after the killing, each gathers an army, and they try to conquer Mark Antony’s army. 
  24. 24. Anton y  A friend of Caesar. Antony claims allegiance to Brutus and the conspirators after Caesar’s death in order to save his own life. Later, however, when speaking a funeral oration over Caesar’s body, he spectacularly persuades the audience to withdraw its support of Brutus and instead condemn him as a traitor. With tears on his cheeks and Caesar’s will in his hand, Antony engages masterful rhetoric to stir the crowd to revolt against the conspirators. Antony’s desire to exclude Lepidus from the power that Antony and Octavius intend to share hints at his own ambitious nature.
  25. 25. “Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek headed men, and such as sleep 0’nites; Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much; such men are dangerous” -Julius Caesar
  26. 26. Characters   King Lear-Aging King of Britain  Cordelia-Lear’s youngest daughter, disowned for refusing to flatter him  Kent-Nobleman who is loyal to Lear, but outspoken  Gloucester-Nobleman to Lear, suffers a parallel fate  Edgar-Gloucester’s older legitimate son  Fool- Lear’s court jester who gives important advice
  27. 27. Characters- Evil   Edmund-Gloucester’s Bastard Son who resents his position; cunning in his schemes  Regan (wife of Cornwall) and Goneril (wife of Albany)- Lear’s daughters who are interested in power and do not care about their father
  28. 28. 34 Othello, the Moor of Venice Literature: Craft & Voice | Delbanco and Cheuse | Chapter 34
  29. 29. Queen Elizabeth • Elizabethan England takes its name from Queen Elizabeth, who lived from 1533-1603, reigning from 1558-1603. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who was executed three years after Elizabeth’s birth. • Elizabeth’s reign was generally marked by peace, economic prosperity, and social advancement. • Despite her success, the age was openly skeptical about a woman’s ability and right to rule. • The Babington Conspiracy of 1586 refers to a plot to assassinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was involved and executed when the plot was uncovered. The “Darnley Portrait” of Queen Elizabeth 1 (ca. 1575) Literature: Craft & Voice | Delbanco and Cheuse | Chapter 34
  30. 30. Queen Elizabeth continued…  Elizabeth was a skilled diplomat who dealt effectively with foreign governments, factions at home, and Parliament.  Elizabeth never married. Marriage would have upset the delicate political relationships she maintained with one foreign or domestic group or another.  She was a patron of the arts and several poems have been credited to her.  Elizabeth was succeeded by James I (reigned until 1625). A far less successful monarch, he was not a good diplomat as he resisted compromise. He was out of touch with the English people, and his reign helped widen the gap between crown and Parliament that led to the Civil War. Literature: Craft & Voice | Delbanco and Cheuse | Chapter 34
  31. 31. Presentation by Jared Forman
  32. 32. The Life of Timon OF Athens SHORT Timon FACTS  Character Name: Character Relevance: Protagonist Shakespearian play: Timon of Athens Play’s setting: Athens, Greece Play’s Grouping: Tragedy/Problem
  33. 33. Romeo and Juliet
  34. 34. Romeo The hero and one of the protagonists of Romeo and Juliet. The son of Old Montague, he is at first in love with Lord Capulet’s niece, Rosaline. When he goes to a feast given by Capulet, he attends the feast in a mask, meets Capulet’s daughter Juliet, falls in love with her, and becomes passionate and impulsive.
  35. 35. Juliet The heroine and one of the protagonists of the play. She is the thirteen-year-old daughter of Capulet. She is a happy, romantic, and an innocent girl who falls in love with Romeo.
  36. 36. Friar Lawrence The person who is responsible for helping Romeo and Juliet. He is a good man with good intentions.
  37. 37. A friend, guide, confidante, and educator of Juliet. She has raised Juliet and is truly fond of her. She is a realist, who is fond of talking and joking. She often provides comic relief to the play.
  38. 38. The End Hirdyansh Bhalla Xth A 24 English HHW

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