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Shakespeare

  1. 1. William Shakespeare Raffaele Nardella http://www.nspeak.com/inglese/index.php http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/03/08/article-1160423-0275F5820000044D-397_468x428.jpg
  2. 2. Features of Shakespeare’s Plays <ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Stage directions </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of style </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.nspeak.com/inglese/index.php http://www.myenglandtravel.com/images/stratford/ShakespeareHouse.jpg
  3. 3. Characters <ul><li>Different social classes </li></ul><ul><li>(Hierarchy) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aristocracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rustics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Servants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family ties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict between young and old generation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Symmetrical correspondences </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.nspeak.com/inglese/index.php http://www.cinetropic.com/shakespeare/four.JPG
  4. 4. Stage Directions <ul><li>Information about the scene </li></ul><ul><li>Indirectly, hidden in the text </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation of the reader </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.nspeak.com/inglese/index.php http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/The_Globe_Theatre,_Panorama_Innenraum,_London.jpg/1050px-The_Globe_Theatre,_Panorama_Innenraum,_London.jpg
  5. 5. Structure <ul><li>Acts/Scenes Division </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no curtain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no interval </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conventions: natural on stage -> close contact between audience and actors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soliloquies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introductory passages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funeral orations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Death-bed speeches </li></ul></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.nspeak.com/inglese/index.php http://fidest.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/globe1.jpg
  6. 6. <ul><li>Different Levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech -> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Characters from different angles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action -> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbolic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Insertion of allegoric scenes, songs, music, dances, magical transformations </li></ul>Variety of Style Raffaele Nardella http://www.nspeak.com/inglese/index.php http://www.vivisalento.net/files/2010/02/Shakespeare-in-Love.jpg
  7. 7. Imagery <ul><li>Different linguistic levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Similes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metaphor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mythological allusions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New and archaic words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alliteration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assonance </li></ul></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.nspeak.com/inglese/index.php http://www.ilfilm.net/images/film/romantici/shakespeare_in_love.jpg
  8. 8. Plot <ul><li>Gradual clarification of mysterious things </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast between scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Open questions </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.nspeak.com/inglese/index.php http://mnemosynewrites.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/juliet.jpg

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