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McLean's Shakespearean drama & theater

  1. 1. Shakespearean Drama & Theater LA III Ms. McLean
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ All the world ’ s a stage, I and all the men and women merely players. ” </li></ul>
  3. 3. William Shakespeare <ul><li>Born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon </li></ul><ul><li>Dad was a businessman and town official </li></ul><ul><li>Mom inherited land </li></ul><ul><li>Married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 (she was 26) </li></ul>
  4. 9. Shakespeare family crest
  5. 11. His will
  6. 14. Life <ul><li>37 plays, collection of sonnets (Shakespearean sonnet) and narrative poems </li></ul><ul><li>1,700 new words into the English language </li></ul><ul><li>translated into 118 languages (including sign language) </li></ul>
  7. 15. Death <ul><li>Died in 1616 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on April 23 rd – his 52 nd birthday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In 1623 colleagues published First Folio </li></ul><ul><li>“ was not of age, but for all time ” according to legend he died </li></ul>
  8. 24. <ul><li>Arrived in London in the late 1580s. </li></ul><ul><li>Over next 20 years he rarely returned home </li></ul><ul><li>Worked as playwright and actor </li></ul>
  9. 25. <ul><li>In 1590s wrote mostly comedies </li></ul><ul><li>1594 joined Lord Chamberlain’s Men </li></ul><ul><li>1599 purchased and rebuilt the Globe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King’s Men </li></ul></ul>
  10. 26. Shakespeare’s Theater & The Globe
  11. 29. The Globe <ul><li>Three-story wooden structure </li></ul><ul><li>Held as many as 3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Open-air theater </li></ul><ul><li>Natural light/illumination </li></ul>
  12. 30. <ul><li>Scenery was minimal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trap door for witches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enclosed tower behind to create sound effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thunder, drums, bells </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Above back stage – “ the heavens ” </li></ul>
  13. 40. The Globe
  14. 42. <ul><li>“ groundlings” and wealthier patrons welcomed </li></ul><ul><li>Actors worked in close proximity to groundlings </li></ul><ul><li>Jeer and throw food to show dislike </li></ul><ul><li>Rowdiness of audience and location near taverns gave immoral reputation </li></ul>

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