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Copy of Intro to Shakespeare and Twelfth Night
Transcript of Copy of Intro to Shakespeare and Twelfth Night
and Twelfth Night
If music be the food of love, play on.
Queen Elizabeth I
Reigned from 1558-1603
Unity and Order
Theater in the round
Open air, affected by weather
Equivalent of a movie theater
Groundlings vs. nobility
Importance of Theater
Written around 1601
Performed in 1602
Shakespeare the Playwright
Born 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon
Married young (18), to Anne Hathaway
Left for London around 1585 to write
Lord Chamberlain's Men
(Wrote for and acted with)
38 Plays, 154 Sonnets
Comedies, Tragedies, Histories
or What You Will
Opening performance: February 2, 1602
Plays with gender and expectations
Lets the audience in on the big joke
Happy ending, marriages
"Early Modern English"
Thou, thee, thy, thine
Power of WORDS
No special FX
Language was a source of pride
Which one of these phrases does NOT
come from Shakespeare?
Knock, knock. Who's there?
For goodness' sake
Off with his head!
A wild goose chase