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Shakespeare 101 - English Project

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Shakespeare 1o1 Comedies Histories Tragedies Comedies Poems
and
Sonnets Shakespeare's comedies usually consists of comedy through language shakespeare would
use metaphors, clever
wording, and insults
in all his comedies another element that
is distinct in his comedies
is love. usually there is a
set of lovers that have to
work out there relatioship love Blah Blah Total of ten Histories were written. Eleven Tragedies were written by Shakespeare • Titus Andronicus
• Romeo and Juliet
• Julius Caesar
• Hamlet
• Troilus and Cressida
• Othello
• King Lear
• Macbeth
• Antony and Cleopatra
• Coriolanus
• Timon of Athens

These include:
King John
Richard II
Richard III
Henry the IV, part 1
Henry the IV, part 2
Henry the V
Henry the VI part 1
Henry the VI part 2
Henry the VI part 3
Henry the VIII Published in what is known as "The First Folio" Dramatized version of the kings' stories. Holinshed's Chronicles Set in between the 12th and 16th centuries. Cover political machinations and battles. Some of his most famous are: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Julius Caesar. Although, back in the 1500s some of these plays were regarded as some of the worst! The outline of Shakespeare`s tragedies were set-up in a matter of 5 Acts and with the deaths of most if not all the main characters The reason these plays are called tragedies is because they correspond with a sense of tragic within us, (carthasis). confusing plots th plots of shakespeare's
comdies contains many twists and turns and you never know what is going to happen next even though there are some consitancy like the climax is always in the third act and in the end the lovers proclaim and figure out the love for each other
here are some plays
1.All's Well That Ends Well
2.As You Like It
3.The Comedy of Errors
4.Cymbeline
5.Love's Labour’s Lost
6.Measure for Measure
7.The Merry Wives of Windsor
8.The Merchant of Venice
9.A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare's comedies consist of... Comedic Language Such as: metaphors, clever wording, and insults Love Shakespeare's comedies always contain love and lovers overcoming bumps in their relationship and Twisted Plots His plots are usually confusing and have many twists except for the consistency of the climax in the third act and the lovers figuring out their love for each other in the end of the play List of Comedies
1.All's Well That Ends Well
2.As You Like It
3.The Comedy of Errors
4.Cymbeline
5.Love's Labour’s Lost Poems 5 of Shakespeare's Poems: Quotations Were Dedicated to:
Earl of Southampton: Henry Wriothesley
One of Shakespeare's Patrons Venus and Adonis The Rape of Lucrece The Phoenix and the Turtle 5 of his poems: 1.Venus and Adonis
2.The Rape of Lucrece Dedicated to: Paid Shakespeare to write for him 5000 francs... $135,000!!! 3.The Phoenix and the Turtle ARE EXTREMELY LOOOOOOOOOONG!!!!! 4.The Passionate Pilgrim 5.A Lover's Complaint A Piece of writing that
expresses thoughts or feelings Sonnets A very short poem Shakespeare wrote 154 Sonnets! Sonnets 1-126 are about a Young, Handsome Man Structure of a Sonnet:
-14 lines
-Iambic Pentameter
-Static Rhythm
-3 Quatrains & 1 Couplet Example:
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? A
Thou art more lovely and more temperate: B
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, A
And summer's lease hath all too short a date: B
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, C
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; D
And every fair from fair sometime declines, C
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd; D
But thy eternal summer shall not fade, E
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st; F
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, E
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st: F
So long as man can breath, or eyes can see, G
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. G Couplet (g,g) Static Rhythm (a-b-a-b...) Iambic Pentameter
e.g. Shall|I|com|pare|thee|to|a|sum|mer's|day





Example of an Insult "A Knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking, whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue, ;one—trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in a way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pander, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch."
This is a quote from King Leer.Even though King Leer is not a comedy, this is a good example of Shakespeare's insults. Quotations "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!" Last 2 sonnets are based on Greek God Eros (Cupid)
126-152 are about a 'Dark' Lady That says 101... not LOL "much ado about nothing" Much ado about nothing is a great example a comedy. The conflict is one character makes another believe that his wife is cheating on him. And the husband and another character believe this lie. The conflict overall may be that marriage is a trap in which husband’s are bound to be controlled and deceived. But even though the characters tricking the husband believe this is the reality but all they really want is to be married themselves. In this story there is a large amount of the factor of mistaken identities, such as when a group of characters make Claudio(man that falls in love) believe that the women he is going to marry ,hero, is a whore. He believes this and leaves her at the alter. But ultimately, when Claudio marries this masked one he finds it to be hero the woman he wanted all long.
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