Shakespeare lives in

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Shakespeare lives in

Who are The Montagues? The Capulets? Juliet? Romeo? Count Paris? Tybalt? Friar Lawrence?What are the main events?

Who are Claudio? Hero? Beatrice? Benedick?What are the main events?

Shakespeare lives in


Here are some of the things we do know about Shakespeare:•Shakespeare died on 23 April. He may also have been born on 23 April but we can’t be certain of that. He was baptised on 26 April 1564.•When Shakespeare got married, he was 18. His wife was 26 – and pregnant.•One of Shakespeare’s relatives was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I, and was executed.•Shakespeare acted in his own plays. For example, in Hamlet, he played the ghost of Hamlet’s father.•Shakespeare performed as an actor in front of Queen Elizabeth I, and after her death in 1603, in front of King James I.•The Globe Theatre in London burned down in 1613, when a large gun set fire to the roof during a performance of Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII. It was rebuilt.•Shakespeare spelled his own name in several different ways, including ‘Shakspere’ and ‘Shakspeare’.•It is known that Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays and over 150 poems.• It is possible that he also wrote others which have been lost.•Anagrams of the name William Shakespeare include ‘I am a weakish speller’ and ‘I’ll make a wise phrase’.•According to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare introduced nearly 1,000 new words to the English language.

What makes comedy?

TragediesRead this definition of tragedy in drama: The simplest definition of a tragedy would be “a play with an unhappy ending”. While this is true, it is probably just a bit too simple. Tragic plays can be traced back all the way to the beginnings of drama in Ancient Greece. In Poetics, one of the first books of literary criticism, Aristotle set out the key features of tragedy. He stated that tragic plays would involve a protagonist (the leading central figure) who is usually of royal or noble birth. In the course of the play, the protagonist reveals a fatal flaw (a character defect) which causes him or her to go from success and happiness to failure, misery and, often, death at the hands of an antagonist (his opposite). Tragedy set out to stir up feelings of fear and pity in the audience – this is known as catharsis. BBC Education guides

ComediesRead this definition from Wikipedia: “Comedy”, in its Elizabethan usage, had a very different meaning from modern comedy. A Shakespearean comedy is one that has a happy ending, usually involving marriages between the unmarried characters, and a tone and style that is more light-hearted than Shakespeare’s other plays.

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