Essence of Tragedies Dark subject matter: Murder, Deceit, Betrayal A relatable protagonist A fatal flaw/trait of a hero In the end, the death/destruction of the heroSource:http://dailybrainteaser.blogspot.ca/2012/04/murder-mystery-puzzle.htmlSource:http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/4-ways-to-spot-backstabbers-before-it%E2%80%99s-too-late/
Common Themes The hero is usually a high public figure: king, military officer Bloodshed False hope from the hero Gives audience relief in the endSource:http://brogdencastle.wordpress.com/Source: http://blog.en.chatelaine.com/healthwise/desperate-for-blood/
Influences From other people’s work: Books, Plays, Poems Myth, legend and folklore Real and/or current life eventsSource:http://blogs.hpedsb.on.ca/madps/thesearchison/2013/01/14/19/stacks-of-books/Source:http://ascplcl.akronlibrary.org/homework-help/current-events/Source:http://jombay.com/blog/cover-letter-myths/
Names of Plays Hamlet King Lear Macbeth Romeo & JulietSource:http://transmedialshakespeare.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/hamlet-the-tragic-hero/Source:http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/1968-romeo-and-juliet-by-franco-zeffirelli/images/24658996/title/leonard-whiting-olivia-hussey-photoSource:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Keene_in_Macbeth_1884_Wikipedia_crop.png
Relationships to Shakespeare The sad things in his life caused Shakespeare to make tragedies Events like: The death of family members and his son Hamnet Queen Elizabeth I was also reason why he started writing moretragediesSource: http://www.leicestergalleries.com/19th-20th-century-paintings/d/portrait-of-queen-elizabeth-i/10621Source:http://www.notalldreamsarefree.com/2012_02_01_archive.html
Plays Written The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Comedy Of Errors The Taming of the Shrew Love’s Labour’s Lost A Midsummer Night’s dream The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor As you like it Much Ado about Nothing Twelfth Night The Two Gentlemen of Verona All’s Well That Ends Well Measure for MeasureGazdag, Julia. Theater review: Friendship and forgivenessthemes flourish in . 2010. Photograph. Oregon LiveWeb.23 Apr 2013.
Elements Multiple story lines A natural area away from the city/court Disguise Mistaken identity Conflict Misunderstanding A sorted out endingDRISCOLL, KATHI . Joshua Koopman doesShakespeare — in RI. 2009. Photograph.CapecodonlineWeb. 23 Apr 2013.
Common Themes contained funny, ironic and dazzling word play start off in mystery and confusion and ends with a happy endingand or a marriage awful puns and the use of sarcasmGeinert, Joe.TheShakespeareTheatre ofNew Jersey.2012.Photograph.StahomeWeb.23 Apr 2013.McGlone, Peggy. All thestates a stage:N.J. performingartists beginprogram toconnect withlocal theaters.2012.Photograph.NewJerseyWeb.23 Apr 2013.
Influences early comedies similar parts of other plays, stories and books written by other writers “The Comedy of Errors” was written based on a Roman comedy called “Menaechmi” whichwas written by Plautus is “The Taming of the Shrew” which has elements of an Italian comedy named “commediadell’arte” Later on he starts to incorporate politics and events that took place around himTheatre/DanceISU to presentcomedy play“TheMenaechmi”.2009.Photograph.Idaho StateUniversityWeb. 23 Apr2013.Muecke, Frances. Plautus:Menaechmi.1998.Photograph.BloomsburyWeb. 23 Apr 2013.
Relationships to Shakespeare like his other plays are affected by the day to day events that tookplace in his life added a touch of humor to his and the people of the ElizabethaneraThe Shakespeare Birthplace Portrait ofWilliam Shakespeare. 2009.Photograph. ShakespeareWeb. 23Apr 2013.<http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/geisha/assets/images/The-Shakespeare-Birthplace-Portrait-of-William-Shakespeare.3.JPG>.
CHARACTERS ANDSETTING Character are introduced and then removed so they’re never seenagain Sometimes female leads disguise themselves as men The weather of the scene usually parallels with the charactersemotions Loves Labors Lost . 2009.Photograph. SouthernOregon UniversityWeb. 23Apr 2013.<http://sounews.typepad.com/.a/6a00e5502c0617883401156f8a2b28970c-800wi>
Impacts on his Plays Historical events and kings that ruled at that time impactedShakespeares plays greatly The books he read also made an effect on his plays Common myths and beliefsSource:http://mysqlquicksand.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/runaway-history-list/Source:http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/05/king-richard-iii-face-reconstructed-to-show-what-king-looked-like/richard-iii/http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/greek-mythology/images/687297/title/perseus-medusa-wallpaperSource: http://office.microsoft.com
Holinshed Most of his plays were from this original book called theHolinshed Major theme: wars abroad and civil wars Remembrance of great men and moral lessons taught Many stories & legends of kings, including historiesSource:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II_of_EnglandSource:http://politicalvelcraft.org/magna-carta/Source:http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/history/the%20histories/sources.htmlSource:http://www.foliosociety.com/
Superstitions Fear of the unknown and evils Many people believed in witches during that time Shakespeare used this in Macbeth Common superstitions of warding of evils, bad eye, spiritsSource: http://happiness-is-the-natural-state.blogspot.ca/2012/09/beliefs-what-to-do-with-them.htmlSource: http://jenlars.mu.nu/archives/260053.htmlSource:http://eportfolio.cfa.arizona.edu/image_content.php?portid=388&oid=7431Source:http://cmcgelyn09.blogspot.ca/
Myths & Folklore Many Mythical creatures that were mentioned instories, Unicorns, phoenix and dragons Magical creatures were widely believed to exist Greek myths were widely known, Shakespeare used informationfrom Wrath of Achilles and other Greek textSource:http://taekwondonj.deviantart.com/art/Achilles-War-Outfit-46278723Source:http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/griffins-and-dragons/images/31901289/title/dark-dragon-fanartSource:http://www.bottletreeinc.com
Actual History Violent changes in nation & People Many powerful rulers reign Changes of power within society Events that lead to warsSource:http://blog.hertfordmuseum.org/?tag=museum-gardenSource:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Ove r all Summar y & Re lation to Shake spe ar e “Shakespeare breathed new life into these beliefs by making them partof his characters’ daily lives and incorporating them into thesymbolism, attitudes and folklore presented in his plays.” Characters came from myths, Titania from MSND was a mythical fairy Superstitions & beliefs provided character (Macbeth Witches) andstories Greek myths, stories and books provided story lines for playsSource:http://www.scoop.it/t/shakes/p/2598130064/elizabethan-era-daily-life-in-Source:http://languageandthecity.tumblr.com/post/44856607073/10-shakespeare-quotes-that-you-can-use-in-modernSource:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cobbe_portrait_of_Shakespeare.jpg
Poems Made many poems during the Black Death About love and death 5 long narrative poems Lucrece Venus and Adonis – started off his career as a poetSource:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Venus_and_Adonis_quarto.jpgSource:http://www.appszoom.com/android_applications/reference/lucrece-william-shakespeare_ntua.htmlSource:http://www.nearestplacetoheaven.co.uk/Shakespeare.html
Sonnets 154 sonnets Related to love Many feelings First 17 sonnets – Shakespeare encourages a young man to getmarried Sonnets 18-126 – talks about the young man Last 28 sonnets – female who Shakespeare likesSource:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeares_sonnets
Writing Style Some of his words not used today Some words are still used but with different meanings Sonnets have fixed rhyme structure 3 out of 154 sonnets didn’t follow the structure Single stanza had 6 or more short sentencesSource:http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/images/QuineyLetter.gif
Influences Other great writers Old stories and legends Daily events Classical texts ImaginationSource:http://www.corndancer.com/fritze/reformation/refmaton_arch/refmaton-frst.htmlSource:http://www.cindyhayen.com/wordpress/?p=129
Relation to Shakespeare’s Life Reflected incidents in his life Sonnet 20 – love relationship between Shakespeare and someoneelse Young man could be his patron Some poetry lines were learned in school First FolioSource:http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-first-folio.htmSource:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Wriothesley_southampton.jpg
SOURCES OF MULTI-MEDIA Source for Shakespeare Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Cy4-rfd24 Source for Beat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-TdJUiFJLI Source for Scary Sound “Witch Scream”:http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=scary+maze+game+sound+effect&oq=scary+maze+game+sound&gs_l=youtube.1.0.0l2.12527.16558.0.174126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1219.18j1.19.0...0.0...1ac.1.Qc6_7HYXvu0