Intro to Shakespeare Final

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Of comedy and tragedy, which one is more plot-driven and focused on groups and types?

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Of comedy and tragedy, which one is more plot-driven and focused on groups and types?

Comedy

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What are two characteristics of Lyric potry exluding short lenght?

Personal feelings, in 1st person

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What are two rules concerning length, and concerning subjstct matter- did Petrarch impose upon Lyric to create the sonnet subgenre?

14 lines, Subject- someone who you want to win the love of

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How does shakespeare stylistaclly reinforce the distinction between the young human lovers, the royals, the common fairies, and bottom and co?

He has them talk using different patterns of speech.

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Oblivious to all evidence to the contrary, what unshakable belief do Bottom and Co. hold about dramatic performance?

Their performance was going to be so believabel that they need a prolouge to make sure everyone knew they were jsut acting

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What place in 'A Midsummernight's Dream' both embodies and symbolizes the intersection of love, dreams, imagination, and magic?

The forest

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Match the human lovers in AMND in the first act and then in the final act

Act 1: Hermia - lysander and Demetrius Helena- No one :(

Final Act: Hermia- Lysander Helena- Demetrius

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Why does Hamlet pretend to be mad and which character is he most desirous of convincing that he is mad?

He pretends to be mad so the king won't know Hamlet is suspicous of him. He wants to convince the kin

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What two objectives does Hamlet hope to achieve by having the players perform 'The Moustrap'?

To cathc his uncle's guild in killing his father, to macke sure that his mother was not an accomplise

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If Hamlet is aware that others, both visible and hidden, are listening as he speaks the most famous words ever written in the English language, what kind of stylized dramatic speech may that not, in fact, be?

A sililoquy

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Why doesn't Hamlet kill his father's murderer when he discovers him defenseless- literally on his knees- following the performance of 'The Mousetrap'

The king was praying, Hamlet needed to kill both his body and his soul

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Of what might Hamlet's reference to Nero, his words and actions in Gertrude's chamber, her terrified cry for help, and her inability to see or hear the Ghost be evidence?

That he might have actually gone mad

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What is so original (and radical) about Sonnets 1-126

The first time someone had written sonnets about a man

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What supernatural character is referenced in Sonnet 20? According to the Speaker in Sonnet 126, why is the assistance of that character likely to be withdrawn.

Nature, she is a woman and fickle so her entertainment wiht the fair friend will soon stop

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According to the speaker in 127 why has "black" succeeded "fair" as the new beauty?

It isn't fake like the status quo beauty standards of society

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Based on the ideas and emotions expressed in Sonnets 129-147, how would you describe the Speaker's relationship with the Dark Lady?

The relationship seems toxic and one sided the speaker want the dark lady more than she wants the speaker. This leaves the speaker to getting hurt multiple times

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Who said this?

O, my offense is Rank! It smells to heaven. IT hath the primal eldest curse upon't A brother's murder. Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent.

Claudius

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Who said this?

An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth; A man in hue, all hues in his controlling, Which steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth

Fair Friend

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Who said this?

Out of this wood do not desire to go: Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no. I am a spirit of no common rate; The summer still doth tend upon my state; And I do love thee: therefore, go with me; I'll give thee fairies to attend on thee, and they shall fetch thee jewles from the deep, and sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep; and i will purge thy mortal grossness so that thou shalt like an airy spirit go.

Titania

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Who said this?

Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turned, in process of the seasons I have seen, three april perfumes in three hot Junes burned Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are green.

Fair friend

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Who said this?

Thou speak'st aright; I am that merry wanderer of the night. I jest to Oberon, and make him smile When I a fat and bean-fed horse beguile

Robin

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Who said this?

Enjoyed no sooner but despised straight, Past reason hunted, and no soon had, past reason hated as swallowed bait on purpose laid to make the taker mad

Dark Lady

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Who said this?

O htat this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a des, or that the everlasting had not fixed HIs canon against self-slaughter O God, how weary, stale, flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of the world!

Hamlet

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Why do Angelou and Baldwin consider Shakespeare a greate writer?

Angelou: Spoke to the human experience

Baldwin: Made the English language what it is

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According to Greenbald what is another qualityt of Shakespeare's plays that accounts for their near-universal appeal across the centruies?

Their adaptability

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What did Henry VIII quit and start in the 1530's, the cultural aftershocks of which were still being felt in England in the 1590's

Quit the Catholic church and started the Church of England

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Who ruled Enlgand for most of Shakespeare's life?

Queen Elizabeth

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What political-societal-economic condition did that monarch foster that greatly facilitate the rapid growth of leisure activities, particularly in London?

Peace and prsoperity

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In what decade did the Londoners of Shakespeare's day start erecting purpose-built theaters and in what part of greater London did they erect them?

The 1570's in the spitlefields

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What kind of drama, finally outlawed in the 1580's, was popular in England for hundreds of years before Shakespeare was born?

Religious plays

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Excluding plays produced by rival companies, what were two forms of entertainment against which Shakespeare's company competed?

Animal fights, brothels, executions

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Presentations of what two non-dramatic performing arts were features of every play performance in Shakespeare's day?

Music and dancing

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About how many audience members did large public thatres like The Globe accommodate?

Aroudn 2-3 thousand

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What were two reasons costume was so important to the theatre of shakespeare's day?

The costume equaled the actor's character. Since they didn't have much scenery on stage it was also important for them too

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How did acting in Shakespeare's day compare to acting today in terms of volume and gesture?

Acting was bigger and the actors interactedd with the play goers

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Before Shakespeare began writing plays, what was his job in the theatre company for which he worked?

An actor

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Why did the English govvernment practice pre-productiion play censorship and what was the title of government official responsible for censoring them?

Practiced censorship because theater was the largest form of mass communication. The master of the Revels

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What are the names of two of the material/physical forms Shakespeare's plays existed in prior to 1623

Foul papers and quartos

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What are two rituals depicted in the opening scene of Titus Andronicus that make it so attention-grabbing?

A election and a execution

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What is Titus' fatal flaw?

He is too Roman

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What moral test do both Titus and Tamora fail that ultimately brings about their unhappy endings?

They don't show mercy to eachother's children

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What are two things Tamora does that ultimately cause us to dondemn her as evil?

Letting her sons rape Lavinia, doesn't listen to her husband

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What theme of TItus Andronicus is Shakespeare explicitly refrencing when he has Titus tell his son: 'Why, foolish Lucius, dost thou not perceive/That Rome is but a wilderness of tigers?'

Othering-> Rome isn't has high society has they are percieved and that they aren't any better than the barbarians

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44

How does the phrase "the scourge of God" help explain what happens in Richard III?

prophecies, dreams, curses

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What weakness in Richard and what strength in Elizabeth combine to bring about his defeat when he asks her to help him win the love of her daughter?

Richard was too proud of himself, Elizabeth was a great actress

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What two un-Vice-like things does Richard do in Act 5?

Gains a conscience and gets killed W

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Who defeated Richard III at the Bttle of Bosworth Field in 1485 and what was his relationship to the person who ruled England for most of Shakespeare's life?

Richmond defeated richard. Richmond was queen Elizabeth's grandfather

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Who said this?

The Mayor is here at hand. Intend some fear; be not you spoke with, but by mighty suit; and look you get a prayer book in your hand, and stand between two churchmen, good my lord, for on that ground i'll build a holy descant. and be not easily won to our request. Play the maid's part: still answer 'nay'- and take it

Buckingham

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49

Who said this?

Hark, villians, I will grind your bones to dust and with your blood and it I'll make a paste, and of the paste a coffin I will rear, and make two pasties of your shameful heads, and bid that strumpet, your unhallowed dam, Like to the earth swallow her own increase

Titus

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Hear me, you wrangling pirates, that fall out in sharing that which you have pilled from me. Which of you trembles not that looks on me? If not, that I being queen you bow like subjects yet that, by you deposed, you quake liek rebels.

Margaret

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Even in so short a space, my woman's heart grossly grew captive to his honey words and proved the subject of mine own soul's curse, which ever since hath kept my eyes from sleep. For never yet one hour in his bed have i enjoyed the golden dew of sleep, but have been waked by his timorous dreams

Lady Anne

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I'll find a day to massacre them all, and raze their faction and their family, the cruel father and his tratorous sons to whom I sued for my dear son's life, and make them know what 'tis to let a queen kneel in the streets and beg for grace in vain

Tamora

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

Yard

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

Trap

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

Thing house

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

platform stage

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

machine room

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

Gallery

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

doe

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

balcony

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<p>Name this part of the theater</p>

Name this part of the theater

Arras conceals/inner below

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When was the first theater opened and what was it called?

1567, The Red Lion

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When was The Theater opened?

1576

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When was The Theater rebuilt across the river and renamed The Globe?

1599

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When was Shakespeare born?

1564

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When did Henry VII create The Church of England

1534

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Who approved plays for the government?

The master of the Revels

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What is repertory theater?

new shows were always being added

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Who build the The Theater/The Globe

James Burbage

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Who were companies technically owned by?

Nobles

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What was the most expensive thing companies owned?

Costumes

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When was Lord Chamberlain's Men Started?

1594

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Phase 1 on textual transmission

Manuscrip (holograph or foul papers)

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What is a mauscript?

a handwritten thing

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what is a holograph?

A manuscript in the author's handwriting

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What are foul papers?

Original manuscripts of Shakespeare's plays

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What is a promt copy?

the mast copy, used during rehersals to change things in the play if necessary

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What is a licensing copy?

the copy of the play that gets sent to the Master of the Revels to get approved

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What are Rolls/parts

Copy of the play that is then sections up into the individual roles that are then given to the actors

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Who writes the prompt, licensing, and roll copies?

The prompter

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What is phast two of textile transmission?

Prompter makes prompt, licensing, and roll copies from the foul papers

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Are there shakespeare plays that have survuved phases one and two?

noW

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What is phase three of Textile transmission?

Plays are published in quartos

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When did the company start to legally publish Shakespeare's plays?

End of the 1590's

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Prior to the legal publicaion of Shakespeare's plays, how did we get "bad quartos" or Illegal quartos?

Audience members (sometimes law students) would writed down the play and then sell it or actors would write down the play to sell it

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What is the difference between a quarto and a folio?

Quarto is cheap version, the paper back

Folio is the coffee table book and expensive. Seen as a work of art if published in a folio

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What is phase four of textile transmission

The first folioi was published, included all plays except Pericles

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When was the first folio published?

1623

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What is phase 5 of textile transmission

All editions after 1709 are based on the first folio cross referenced with quartos

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When does Queen Elizabeth die?

1603

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When does Shakespeare die?

1616

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What is a Thrust stage?

extends into the audience on three sides

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What is a proscenium stage?

Stage is like a box, heavy scenery and lighting, no interaction between audience and actors

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What was censorship a thing?

Theater was the biggest form of mass communiation

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What was the cheapest seats playgoers could buy?

The yard, called groundlings W

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What were the nicer seates?

The gallery, could also rent cushions

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What was a favorite theater snack?

Hazelnuts

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Who are the main characters in Titus Andronicus?

Titus, Tamora, Aaron, Lavinia, Lucius

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Who are the main characters in Richard III?

Richard, Lady Anne, Queen Elizabeth, Buckingham, Margaret

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What was the Pagen Holiday that most likely inspired "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

Beltane

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