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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

[They fight.] [Enter several of both Houses, who join the fray; then enter Citizens with clubs.] 1 Citizen. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by sarah murray on Prezi. Romeo and Juliet. Want more deets?

Romeo and Juliet

We've also got a complete Online Course about Romeo and Juliet, with three weeks worth of readings and activities to make sure you know your stuff. Before young William Shakespeare wrote his play about two poetry speaking, hormone-driven teenagers who defy their families' long-standing feud and risk everything to be together, love wasn't even considered a suitable subject for a "tragedy. " Not anymore. Written at the beginning of Shakespeare's career as a playwright, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (c. 1595) is now considered to be the greatest love story of all time.

It wasn't a sleeper hit, either: the play was so popular in its own time that it was published twice during Shakespeare's life (1597 and 1599). Shakespeare adapted the storyline from Arthur Brookes' popular Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet (1562), a long English poem based on a story that dates back to a novella by Masuccio Salernitano called "Mariotto and Giannozza" (1476). Why? Our point? William Shakespeare Biography. William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time.

Synopsis William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his artistry. All that can be deduced is that over the course of 20 years, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict. Mysterious Origins Known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years. Early Life Though no birth records exist, church records indicate that a William Shakespeare was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. Married Life Theatrical Beginnings Establishing Himself. The Life of William Shakespeare.

Full synopsis. Romeo and Juliet was written in 1595-6 and is set in Verona, Italy, at a time when a longstanding feud between two noble families - the Montagues and the Capulets - constantly breaks out into brawling on the streets.

Full synopsis

Prince Escalus, ruler of Verona, threatens terrible punishment on anyone who takes part in further violence. Young Romeo Montague is hopelessly in love with the unattainable Rosaline and, in an attempt to cure his lovesick misery, his friends persuade him to go disguised to a party at the home of his family's sworn enemies, the Capulets.

Romeo reluctantly agrees to go when he learns that Rosaline has been invited. Romeo and Juliet Video SparkNote. Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet: Entire Play. Romeo and Juliet. No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today.

Romeo and Juliet

Table of Contents Characters Prologue Prologue Act 1. Romeo and Juliet Study Guide. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet Play Summary & Study Guide. BBC Two - Shakespeare Unlocked - Romeo and Juliet. Speech Analysis. Romeo & Juliet. Using this Guide List of other study guides The notes were prepared for use with an edition of Romeo and Juliet bound together with the book for West Side Story and in conjunction with a showing of Franco Zeffirelli's film version of the play, but they will be useful with any edition or production.

Romeo & Juliet

The introduction focuses primarily on comparisons with West Side Story, so it has relatively little to say about the play as such. As noted, this is often regarded as a lesser Shakespeare tragedy by scholars, but what should also be kept in mind is that audiences have made it one of the most beloved plays of all time from the Elizabethan Age to the present. Romeo and Juliet are often considered the archetypal lovers, and at one time "a romeo"--meaning a lover--was a common noun. Although Shakespeare's dialogue often reads beautifully enough on the page, please keep in mind that he never intended his words to be read. Shakespeare wrote almost no original plots. Prologue Act I: Scene 1. Essential knowledge and literary terms for understanding Shakespeare. An Award winning. ShakespeareHelp - Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Shakespeare Quizzes, Shakespeare PowerPoints, Shakespeare Lesson Plans.

-Folger Shakespeare Library. ENGL 339 Home Page. English 339: Introduction to ShakespeareFall, 2013 Site Navigation PREREQUISITES: GE area A (esp. expository writing, e.g.

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ENGL 134, and reasoning, argumentation and writing, e.g. ENGL 145); AND GE area C1 (a 200-level literature class, e.g. ENGL 230 or 231or 251 or 252 or 253). A WRITING-INTENSIVE, G.E. GWR: As a C4 literature class, ENGL 339 may be taken by students wishing to fulfill the Graduate Writing Requirement (GWR). ENGL 339 is designed to introduce both English or Theatre majors and G.E. students to representative plays of all genres by William Shakespeare, perhaps the finest poet ever to write in English.

REQUIRED TEXTS: The SIGNET CLASSICS editions of A Midsummer Night's Dream; Henry V; Macbeth; Hamlet; and The Tempest. NOTE: As You Like It has been dropped from the class this quarter due to the necessity of scheduling a video screening of a film available only on VHS during class time. For some ideas, click here to access the list of W12 speeches/scenes. Open Source Shakespeare: search Shakespeare's works, read the texts. Shakespeare Online. Everything Shakespeare - Free Essays. Shakespeare Navigators.

Plot Summaries. Virtual Tour. Absolute Shakespeare - plays, quotes, summaries, essays... Enjoying "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare. Enjoying "Macbeth", by William Shakespeare by Ed Friedlander, M.D.erf@kcumb.edu This Is NOT "Family Entertainment.

Enjoying "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare

" Young people who know of Shakespeare from "Shakespeare Gardens" and "Beautiful Tales for Children" may be surprised by what happens in Macbeth. When we first hear of Macbeth, he has just cut an enemy open ("unseamed") from belly button ("nave") to throat ("chops"). The king shouts "Oh valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman! " The Real Macbeth and His Times Shakespeare got his story from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles. I've read that Holinshed's section on Macbeth was largely derived from the work of one Hector Boece, Scotorum Historiae ("Chronicles of Scotland", 1526-7, translated from Latin into English by a John Bellenden in 1535). It is evidently not online. Here's what we think really happened with Macbeth and the other characters. In a barbaric era, population pressures made war and even the slaughter of one community by another a fact of life.

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