Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Shakespeare

Introduction to Shakespeare for English language learners.
by

Joanna Bowler

on 22 December 2011

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Shakespeare

writer author poet novelist journalist playwright essayist the green-eyed monster our flesh and blood breaking the ice short shrift hoist with one's own petard How many words and phrases did Shakespeare introduce to the English language? good riddance dead as a doornail a quick, normally impolite rejection the green-eyed monster our flesh and blood breaking the ice short shrift hoist with one's own petard good riddance dead as a doornail absolutely and obviously dead expression of pleasure at someone or something's departure to be hurt or destroyed by one's own plan intended to hurt another to avoid awkwardness when meeting new people the feeling of jealousy one's family members I applied for a loan from the bank but I was given short shrift. They didn't even want to discuss it. Rachel is really good at breaking the ice. She always has a game or a joke to help everyone to relax. The goldfish was dead as a doornail. It was floating upside down in the bowl. Finally Marcus has been sacked. He was so rude. I spent so much time apologising to clients for him. Good riddance, I say! Did you hear about the party? It was terrible! Ella was chatting to Stephen all night and suddenly Liam got the green-eyed monster and started shouting at them and accusing her of all sorts of things. Andre set up this elaborate joke to play on his brother. He hid a really hot chilli pepper in the middle of one of the cakes, but instead of giving it to his brother, he got confused and ate it himself! It was so funny. He was certainly hoist by his own petard! He's always moaning and asking us to loan him money. He's flesh and blood, so what can I say? He owes us hundreds of pounds! Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. These are usually divided into three types – comedies, tragedies and histories. The Comedies aren’t always funny, but they do have good endings that are happy. His most famous comedies include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night.
Tragedies, on the other hand, always have sad endings. Shakespeare wrote many tragedies. Probably his most famous one is Romeo and Juliet.
Finally, the histories are plays that are about people or events in history. In Shakespeare’s history plays the facts were not always correct! For example, in Julius Caesar all the events happen on the same day. So in Shakespeare’s play, Caesar is murdered and buried on the same day! 1. How many plays did Shakespeare write? 2. What are the 3 types of play called? 3. What is the difference between a tragedy and a comedy? 4. What type of play was Twelfth Night? 5. What was Shakespeare's most famous tragedy? 6. Why are Shakespeare's history plays strange? Are you good at breaking the ice? Do you think it's a good skill to have? Do you ever get the green-eyed monster? Do you know anyone who does? Have you ever been given short shrift? Have you ever given it to someone else? Can you remember a time when you have said 'Good riddance!' to someone or something? Have you ever been hoist with your own petard ? A scientific study carried out in 2004 claimed to prove that love at first sight is a true phenomenon and that many people decide what kind of relationship they want within minutes of meeting someone. Apparently, in some cases, it can only take a few seconds for a person to decide that someone is going to be the love of their life.

One wonders whether this feeling will last, whether love will blossom and whether people who meet in these circumstances will remain madly in love or head over heels in love for long periods of time. Perhaps they have a love nest where they can conduct a love affair, although this will clearly mean that they are not married, at least to each other. Sometimes such affairs are conducted in public and it can be embarrassing for other people to watch lovebirds who are all lovey-dovey in public.

Occasionally a third person may be involved and a love triangle may develop, which may end in tears for all concerned. Years later there may be no love lost between the former lovers . Of course there are many people who would not contemplate an illicit relationship for love nor money and even if they have a love-hate relationship with their partner, they remain together. Shakespeare observed that “the course of true love never did run smooth” and it seems to be the case that people can fall out of love just as quickly as they can fall in love with someone. Romeo and Juliet is a play about two enemy families in Verona: the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo, a young man from the Montague family falls in love with Juliet, a young woman from the Capulet family. Shakespeare wrote this tragedy in about 1595. Complete the text with the words in the box. The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. Two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, each other. Romeo Montague meets Juliet Capulet at a . They are teenagers and they fall in . The two lovers decide to . Their families don't know about their plans. Romeo and Juliet marry in . But later someone tells Romeo that Juliet is dead. Romeo drinks some and dies. But Juliet is not really dead. When Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo dead, she kills herself. So in the end Romeo and Juliet both . Complete the text with the words in the box. poison love die secret party hate The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. Two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, each other. Romeo Montague meets Juliet Capulet at a . They are teenagers and they fall in . The two lovers decide to . Their families don't know about their plans. Romeo and Juliet marry in . But later someone tells Romeo that Juliet is dead. Romeo drinks some and dies. But Juliet is not really dead. When Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo dead, she kills herself. So in the end Romeo and Juliet both . hate secret die love poison party marry poison love die secret party hate marry marry
Full transcript