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Copy of Intro to Shakespeare and Twelfth Night

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Monica Watson

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Transcript of Copy of Intro to Shakespeare and Twelfth Night

Intro to Shakespeare
and Twelfth Night

If music be the food of love, play on.
Time Period
Queen Elizabeth I
Reigned from 1558-1603
Religious tolerance
Unity and Order
Financial prosperity
Cultural Renaissance
Theater in the round
Open air, affected by weather
Equivalent of a movie theater
Groundlings vs. nobility
Globe Theater
Importance of Theater
Written around 1601
Performed in 1602
Twelfth Night
Acting Troupes
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
In London...
Twelfth Night
or What You Will
Opening performance: February 2, 1602
Plays with gender and expectations
Lets the audience in on the big joke
Complex Plots
Mistaken Identity
Happy ending, marriages
Shakespeare's Language
"Early Modern English"
Thou, thee, thy, thine
Power of WORDS
No special FX
Language was a source of pride
Only entertainment
Male Actors
Which one of these phrases does NOT
come from Shakespeare?
Laughing stock
Knock, knock. Who's there?
For goodness' sake
Off with his head!
A wild goose chase
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