William Shakespeare Discovering the Bard
Background <ul><li>Lived from 1564-1616 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Stratford upon Avon </li></ul><ul><li>Married Anne Hatha...
Background (cont.) <ul><li>Became popular quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Career bridged reigns: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabeth...
Background (cont.) <ul><li>By early 18 th  century, Shakespeare was regarded as most renowned playwright </li></ul><ul><li...
 
Hamlet By William Shakespeare
Background <ul><li>Written between 1599-1601 </li></ul><ul><li>One of the great tragedies </li></ul><ul><li>Regarded as th...
Main Characters <ul><li>King Hamlet – DEAD! </li></ul><ul><li>King Claudius – King of Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Hamlet – s...
More Characters <ul><li>Laertes – son of Polonius </li></ul><ul><li>Ophelia – daughter of Polonius </li></ul><ul><li>Rosen...
Guiding Questions <ul><li>What is Shakespeare’s take on the aristocracy? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does Catholicism show up?...
As You Like It By William Shakespeare
As You Like It <ul><li>Originally published in 1599-1600 </li></ul><ul><li>The play is a pastoral comedy </li></ul><ul><li...
As You Like It Characters <ul><li>Rosalind – daughter of Duke Senior </li></ul><ul><li>Celia – Rosalind’s good friend </li...
Important ideas to think about… <ul><li>To what does the title refer? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does faith / Catholicism sho...
Quiz Schedule <ul><li>January 27 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part One quiz and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>February 10 </l...
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  1. 1. William Shakespeare Discovering the Bard
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Lived from 1564-1616 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Stratford upon Avon </li></ul><ul><li>Married Anne Hathaway in 1582 </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled to London to work as an actor in 1590 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background (cont.) <ul><li>Became popular quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Career bridged reigns: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabeth I (1558-1603) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>James I (1603-1625) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After his death, works quickly collected </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background (cont.) <ul><li>By early 18 th century, Shakespeare was regarded as most renowned playwright </li></ul><ul><li>Some believe Shakespeare did not write his own works </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets </li></ul>
  5. 6. Hamlet By William Shakespeare
  6. 7. Background <ul><li>Written between 1599-1601 </li></ul><ul><li>One of the great tragedies </li></ul><ul><li>Regarded as the most famous of Shakespeare’s plays </li></ul><ul><li>Play begins with changing of the guard and a question </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does this mean? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Main Characters <ul><li>King Hamlet – DEAD! </li></ul><ul><li>King Claudius – King of Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Hamlet – son of the dead king, nephew of Claudius </li></ul><ul><li>Horatio – Hamlet’s friend </li></ul><ul><li>Queen Gertrude – Hamlet’s mother </li></ul><ul><li>Polonius – Danish councilor to king </li></ul>
  8. 9. More Characters <ul><li>Laertes – son of Polonius </li></ul><ul><li>Ophelia – daughter of Polonius </li></ul><ul><li>Rosencrantz and Guildenstern </li></ul><ul><li>Fortinbras – Prince of Norway </li></ul>
  9. 10. Guiding Questions <ul><li>What is Shakespeare’s take on the aristocracy? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does Catholicism show up? </li></ul><ul><li>What is shown from father-son relationships? </li></ul><ul><li>Play is grounded in realism, but begins with supernaturalism. What do you make of this? </li></ul>
  10. 11. As You Like It By William Shakespeare
  11. 12. As You Like It <ul><li>Originally published in 1599-1600 </li></ul><ul><li>The play is a pastoral comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Play is set in France, but most of the action takes place in the Forest of Arden </li></ul><ul><li>Play focuses on disguises and confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Like most of Shakespeare’s comedies, the play does have conflict, but it is more light-hearted </li></ul>
  12. 13. As You Like It Characters <ul><li>Rosalind – daughter of Duke Senior </li></ul><ul><li>Celia – Rosalind’s good friend </li></ul><ul><li>Orlando – youngest son of Sir Rowland du Bois </li></ul><ul><li>Duke Senior – exiled to the Forest of Arden </li></ul><ul><li>Jacques – faithful servant of Duke Senior </li></ul><ul><li>Duke Frederick – usurps throne of Duke Senior </li></ul><ul><li>Touchstone – jester </li></ul><ul><li>Oliver – brother of Orlando </li></ul>
  13. 14. Important ideas to think about… <ul><li>To what does the title refer? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does faith / Catholicism show up within the novel? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this play relevant today? Is it applicable to today’s world? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the differences between Shakespearean comedies and tragedies? </li></ul><ul><li>What beast is released within the characters? </li></ul>
  14. 15. Quiz Schedule <ul><li>January 27 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part One quiz and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>February 10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part Two quiz and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>February 24 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part Three – TEST over entire book and final discussion </li></ul></ul>

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