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Shakespeare and his Times  Introductory Notes Mrs. Neely
The Bard <ul><li>What do you know already about William Shakespeare?  </li></ul><ul><li>Take a few moments and write down ...
Shakespeare’s Day <ul><li>Social Order </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Relief </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Tombs </li...
Social Order <ul><li>Royalty: </li></ul><ul><li>Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses who could inherit the throne </li></ul>...
Social Order <ul><li>Gentry:  </li></ul><ul><li>People like the Capulet’s and Montague's, who were of upper class birth, b...
Comic Relief <ul><li>Is the inclusion of humorous scenes or characters in a serious drama.  To ease the building emotional...
Music <ul><li>Musical instruments were lacked the volume of modern day instruments. Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Instruments wer...
Music <ul><li>What recent or not so recent songs have included the idea or mention of Romeo and Juliet? </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Tombs <ul><li>Tombs are like little houses where, in earlier times, people with money laid out their dead.  </li></ul><ul>...
The Bard & His Globe Theater <ul><li>Southwark, on the Thames River in an area called Bankside. </li></ul><ul><li>Burned d...
http:// www.shakespeares-globe.org/navigation/frameset.htm Take a virtual tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater!
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Shakespeare And His Times Notes

  1. 1. Shakespeare and his Times Introductory Notes Mrs. Neely
  2. 2. The Bard <ul><li>What do you know already about William Shakespeare? </li></ul><ul><li>Take a few moments and write down a list of the fact you know. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Shakespeare’s Day <ul><li>Social Order </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Relief </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Tombs </li></ul><ul><li>The Bard </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Order <ul><li>Royalty: </li></ul><ul><li>Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses who could inherit the throne </li></ul><ul><li>Nobility: </li></ul><ul><li>Dukes, Earls, Barons a class whose rights and titles are passed on from one generation to another. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Social Order <ul><li>Gentry: </li></ul><ul><li>People like the Capulet’s and Montague's, who were of upper class birth, but whose titles were “courtesy” not hereditary. </li></ul><ul><li>Yeomanry: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landowners who might hold a low office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Villains: </li></ul><ul><li>Peasants, who were beginning to earn their own money. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Comic Relief <ul><li>Is the inclusion of humorous scenes or characters in a serious drama. To ease the building emotional intensity. </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on slapstick or physical humor. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Music <ul><li>Musical instruments were lacked the volume of modern day instruments. Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Instruments were stringed or piped </li></ul>
  8. 8. Music <ul><li>What recent or not so recent songs have included the idea or mention of Romeo and Juliet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Fire” by Bruce Springsteen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Just Like Romeo and Juliet” by Reflections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back in My Arms” by The Supremes </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Tombs <ul><li>Tombs are like little houses where, in earlier times, people with money laid out their dead. </li></ul><ul><li>Built of stone or some other permanent material. Like? </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Bard & His Globe Theater <ul><li>Southwark, on the Thames River in an area called Bankside. </li></ul><ul><li>Burned down in 1613 reopened 1614 </li></ul><ul><li>Closed by Puritans in 1642 and torn down in 1644 for housing. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Theater’s: The Swan, The Rose, & The Hope. </li></ul>
  11. 11. http:// www.shakespeares-globe.org/navigation/frameset.htm Take a virtual tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater!

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