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Why Shakespeare?

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Jenna Wittwer

on 25 February 2016

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Transcript of Why Shakespeare?

His influence...
Challenges
How to read Shakespeare
Style
puns
Why Shakespeare?
history
Film and TV
bawdy humor
new language
poetry
Mercutio: Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance.Romeo: Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes With nimble soles; I have a soul of lead So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend
vocabulary
style
Read to periods, not line breaks.
Use your side notes.
Spanish Soap Opera
Practice
How did he come up with the ideas for his stories?
Many of Mumford and Sons' albums were inspired by Shakespeare and they frequently quote his works in their songs.
This movie is an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The movie's plot is almost identical to the play and many character names as well as setting names are the same.
10 Things I Hate About You
This movie is an modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The movie's plot is an updated version of the play and many character names as well as setting names are the same.
She's the Man
Although more hidden than other adaptations, it is hard to ignore how similar the plot of The Lion King is to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
The Lion King
When Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is talking to Josh's (Paul Rudd) girlfriend they discuss Hamlet.
Clueless Allusion to Hamlet
The Simpsons
Two episodes of The Simpsons allude to Shakespeare's plays.
Shakespeare's Macbeth
Shakespeare's Hamlet
The plot of Twilight closely resembles Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet
.
Twilight
Music and Language
If Shakespeare's stories were often taken from other works, why is his writing so important?
He was able to appeal to a wide audience
from the poor to royalty
He took familiar stories and made them into pieces people would pay to see
The Globe Theater
"Groundlings"
Bonus Opportunity Throughout the Unit:
You can get up to 5 bonus for Quarter 4 for bringing in allusions to Shakespeare and his works within media
You must bring in a visual to share with the class and be able to explain it
You will get one point per allusion
This movie quotes many lines from Shakespeare's works.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
He invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words wholly original.
Sons of Anarchy
A modern adaptation of Shakespeare's
Hamlet, a play in which
a young prince learns his uncle killed his father (and married his mother). He seeks revenge on his uncle for his father's death and tries to reclaim his rightful position as heir to the throne.
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