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William Shakespeare, Renaissance, and England

William Shakespeare
* Great writer of England
* Plays translated into all languages, musicals, ballets.
* Born Stratford- upon- Avon
* Well- to- do, affluent (rich) while alive.
* Most quoted, other than the bible.
Lesser Known Facts
* Teen father: married pregnant 26 year old Anne Hathaway when he was 18
* Deadbeat Dad: left wife and children for London stage career
* Father of twins
* Elizabethan rapper: uses rhythm and rhyme.
Conditions in London = BAD
* Trees used up for fuel
* Poverty
* Thames river polluted with raw sewage
The Competition
* Bear-baiting
* Races
* Gambling
* Music
* Drinking/Socializing
* Prostitution
* Public executions
Personal Hygiene/ Health
* Bathing considered dangerous
* Body odor strong
* Childhood diseases
* Children often died before 5 years
* Small pox
* Bubonic plague
Living Conditions
* No running water
* chamber pots
* open sewers
* crowded
Clothes
* One set used all year long
* underclothing slept in, infrequently changed
* clothes handed down from rich to poor.
The Renaissance
* 1500-1650
* “Rebirth” of arts, culture, science.
* Discovering of “New World’
* Copernicus: Sun- centered Universe (1543)
* King Henry the 5th = renaissance man.
* Reformation of Catholic Church
Queen Elizabeth
* Daughter of King Henry the 5th and Ann Boleyn (2nd of 6 wives)
* Henry had Ann beheaded for “treason”
* Younger sister of “Bloody Mary”
* Nickname, “Virgin Queen”
Theater in London
* Performed in courtyards of inns
* The Theater- first public theater- 1576
* Daytime/ open air (no umbrellas allowed in theater)
* Limited set design
* Relied on music, sound, costumes, props, and great description.
The Globe
* built in 1599
* Across the Thames – ” Wrong side of town”
* King’s Players – Shakespears company.
* Penny admission
Actors
* All men
* Female parts were played by young boys.
* No actual kissing or hugging on stage
The Groundling
* Poor audience member
* stood around stage in ” the pit ”
* Women not allowed (had to dress up as men to attend)
* Threw rotten vegetables at bad performances.
“Romeo and Juliet”
* Tragedy
* Written in 1595
* Set in Verona, Italy
* Themes
* Parental control/ rebellious teens
* fate/ freewill
* impulsive behavior/ self- control
Plays Source
* Borrowed from a poem by Brooke- 1562
* Poem found in French translation by Brooke
* Shakespeare gave story view life and beauty

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William Shakespeare
* Great writer of England * Plays translated into all languages, musicals, ballets. * Born Stratford- upon- Avon * Well- to- do, affluent (rich) while alive. * Most quoted, other than the bible.
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