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Introduction to Shakespeare

For ENG 020 at UC-Merced

Katherine Brokaw

on 3 January 2017

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Introduction to Shakespeare
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar in production
As You Like It
Richard III
"I that am rudely stamped and want love's majesty." 1.1.16
"I am determined to prove a villain." 1.1.30
"Anne: Some dungeon.
Richard: Your bedchamber." 1.2.114-15
"Was ever a woman in this humor wooed?" 1.2.232

"Stay, dog, for thou shalt hear me." 1.3.214
"Incapable and shallow innocents,
You cannot guess who caused your father's death." 2.2.18-19
"I say without characters, fame lives long." 3.1.81
"Think you, but that I know our state secure,
I would be so triumphant as I am?" 3.2.80-1

"Is there a murderer here? No. Yes, I am.
Then fly. What, from myself?" 5.3.187-8
"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!" 5.4.7
"We will unite the white rose and the red." 5.5.19

"That thereby beauty's rose may never die" (sonnet 1)
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee." (sonnet 18)
"...the master mistress of my passion"
(sonnet 20)
"As an unperfect actor on the stage
Who with his fear is put beside his part."
(sonnet 23)

"And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries"
(sonnet 29)
"...unless this miracle have might." (sonnet 65)
"Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang." (sonnet 73)

( )
( ) (sonnet 126)
"I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare." (sonnet 130)
"And Will to boot, and Will in overplus." (sonnet 135)

Merchant of

"'My daughter! O my ducats! O my daughter!'" 2.8.15
"Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, sense, affections, passions?"3.1.50-51
"I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys." 3.1.103

"If you do love me, you will find me out." 3.2.40
"The quality of mercy is not strained." 4.1.181
"Down, therefore, and beg mercy of the Duke."
"You take my life/When you do take the
means whereby I live." 4.1.373-4

The Tempest
"Oh I have suffered
With those that I saw suffer!" 1.2.5-6
"My liberty." 1.2.245
"You taught me language, and my profit on't
Is, I know how to curse." 1.2.363-4

"My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up." 1.2.485
"Freedom, high-day, high-day freedom, freedom high-day, freedom." 2.2.175-6
"I say by sorcery he got this isle." 3.2.49
"Be not afeared; the isle is full of noises." 3.2.132
"For certes, these are people of the island–
Who though they are monstrous shape, yet note
Their manners are more gentle, kind than of
Our human generation..." 3.3.30-33
"These our actors/As I foretold you, were all spirits, and are melted into air, into thin air." 4.1.148-50
"Mine would, sir, were I human." 5.1.20
"The rarer action is/in virtue, than in vengeance." 5.1.27-8
"I'll drown my book." 5.1.57
"Let your indulgence set me free." Epilogue.20
"Your wisdom is consumed in confidence." 2.2.49
"Et tu, Brute. Then fall, Caesar." 3.1.77
"Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!" 3.1.78
"I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."
"I am Cinna the Poet! I am Cinna the Poet!" 3.3.28
"Beware the Ides of March." 1.2.18
"And this man/is now become a god, and Cassius is
A wretched creature must bend his body
If Caesar carelessly but nod on him." 1.2.115-18
"But men may construe things in their fashion
Clean from the purpose of the things themselves." 1.3.34-35
"Between the acting of a dreadful thing
And the first motion, all the interim is
Like a phantasma or a hideous dream." 2.1.63-5

Chicago Shakespeare, 2009
dir. Orson Welles, 1937

Orson Welles recording
of entire play
2.2: RSC
3.2 (Antony speech) Chicago Shakes

3.2 (Antony Speech) RSC
3.1 Globe
1.2 (Casca): Globe
How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted over
In states unborn and accents yet unknown?
RSC, 2012
Donmar Warehouse, 2013
Merced Shakes/
Merced College, 2016
Spring 2016 • UC-Merced • Professor Brokaw
"Ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to sicken and decay
It useth an enforced ceremony." 4.2.19-21
"Is it come to this?" 4.3.51
"Why, farewell, Portia. We must die, Messala." 4.3.190
"Caesar, now be still.
I killed not thee with half so good a will." 5.5.52-3
"This was the noblest Roman of them all."
"Yet he's gentle, never schooled and yet learned, full of noble device..." 1.1.144-5
"...what think you of falling in love?" 1.2.21
"We'll have a swashing and a martial outside
As many other mannish cowards have" 1.3.112-3
"And this our life, except from pubic haunt
Find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks
Sermons in stones, and good in everything." 2.1.15-7

"All the world's a stage...." 2.7.139
"Oh Rosalind, these trees shall be my books." 3.2.5
"There is none of my uncle's marks on you." 3.3.329
"I would cure you if you would but call me Rosalind and come every day to by cot and woo me." 3.3.376-7

Merced Shakespearefest
As You Like It
, 2013
3.2(3): RSC
As You Like It
, 2013
Trailer for National Theater
AYLI, currently playing in London
Old Globe AYLI, 2012
"No, truly; for the truest poetry is the most feigning..." 3.4.16-7
"...men have died from tie to time--and worms have eaten them--but not for love." 4.1.93-5
"I do take thee, Orlando, for my husband." 4.1.121-2
"But kindness, nobler ever than revenge..." 4.2.125
"Believe then, if you please, that I can do strange things." 5.2.55
"I am for other than for dancing measures." 5.4.184
"If I were a woman...." Epilogue.15

In your groups
• How would you summarize the scene's action, in a sentence or two?
• How do key characters change during the course of the scene? Do they change their minds, gain new information, get hurt, gain confidence?
• What are some of the key interpretive choices actors playing this scene must make? What choices would YOU make?
• What one or two passages do you find most important in this scene? How do they matter to the scene and the play? Why is the language powerful?

Make sure everyone is involved!

"Seek to know no more." 4.2.102
"He has no children." 4.3.218
"Out, damned spot! Out, I say!" 5.1.30
"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more." 5.5.23-5
"Fair is foul and foul is fair." (1.1.12)
"...unsex me here" (1.5.39)
"I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself
And falls on th'other–" (1.7.25-2)

"Had he not resembled/my father as
he slept, I had done't." 2.2.12-13
"To be thus is nothing,/But to be safely thus." 3.1.49
"'Tis safer to be that which we destroy
Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy." 3.2.6-7
"What, quite unmanned in folly?" 3.4.73
"I am not what I am." 1.1.66
"She loved me for the dangers I had passed,
And I loved her that she did pity them." 1.3.166-7
"My life upon her faith." 1.3.290
"Reputation, reputation, reputation!" 2.3.246
"And out of her own goodness make the net
That shall enmesh them all." 2.3.337-8
"O beware, my lord, of jealousy:
It is the green-eyed monster..." 3.3.167-8
"Be sure of it. Give me the ocular proof..." 3.3.361
"My lord is not my lord...." 3.4.120
"I understand a fury in your words,
but not the words." 4.2.31-2
"She had a song of willow;/An old thing 'twas but it expressed her fortune/And she died singing it." 4.3.38-30
"Nobody; I myself. Farewell." 5.2.125
"Of one that loved not wisely, but too well..." 5.2.340
Playing Shakespeare, with John Barton, David Suchet, and Patrick Stewart
Merchant of Venice starring
Al Pacino (2004), full film
"In sooth I know not why I am so sad." 1.1.1
"I may neither choose who I could, nor refuse who I dislike..." 1.2.20-21
"'Hath a dog money? Is it possible
A cur can lend three thousand ducats?'" 1.3.114-15

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