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FC: The World Of William Shakespeare By: Carlie Beninati
1: Essential Question: How does the Renaissance influence literature and history? | During the Renaissance there were many advancements made in literature, art, and architecture. It was a time of prosperity and many writers created poems, dramas and sonnets. Their pieces influenced the language of the time and how people looked at situation. Many of the literature written was so beneficial that they are still used in out lives today. William Shakespeare was a play, poem and sonnet writer, who's work is still picked apart, interpreted and digested in modern time. He created many new English terms that still play a part in our history. His pieces are classics that use early modern English. which was popular for play writes during the Renaissance. His works portrayed important life lessons that people still live their lives by today. Without these advancements that were made during the Renaissance, literature today would not be as complex or as valued.
2: Italian Renaissance | Geography: Italy caused an explosion of creativity in art, writing and thought, that lasted from 1300-1600. Trade led the growth of city states in northern Italy. Milan and Florence greatly prospered. Religion: Churches beautified Rome and other cities. Religion was secular, worldly, rather then spiritual and concerned with the here and now. Humanism and Christianity were popular. Achievements: Educated people were expected to make art. Advancements were made in, dance singing, music, poetry, art, wrestling, riding and swordsmanship. Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist who was interested in the way things worked. William Shakespeare was a great play writer. He wrote many dramas and contributed in improvements with literature. Politics: There were city states. The church leaders gained money from art. The patrons of art support all the artist. Economy: There was a large wealthy merchant class. The Commercial Revolution was the expansion of trade and business. Formed associations to offer services. Society: Humanism was very popular. Both genders had an equal opportunity to learn and have interest in art. People struggled to find jobs and shelter. There were performances in the play house for entertainment. The environment was not very clean and it was unhealthy. There was variety in food. The streets were narrow and transportation was practical.
3: Elizabethan England | Geography: Baddesley Clinton, Startford upon Aton, Charlecote, Thame, London, Hampton Court Palace,Dover, Time in Renaissance. The northern part of England was mountains. Religion: There was witches and witchcraft along with persecution. If there was an unexplainable event it was blamed on witches. People most often accused of being a witch were the old, poor, unprotected, and single women. People believed in superstitions and super natural powers. Achievements: New ideas in science, literature and daily life. Also in education, religion, the monarchy, career, leisure, and transportation. Trading and farming were big along with arranged marriages.. There were hunting, plays and dramas. Politics: Queen Elizabeth was in constant fear of Christian plots. The law was brutal and everyone was required to go to church and plays by Shakespeare were censored. Economy: They had the leading navy and commercial power of the western word. London was the heart of England and the population grew 400%. Society: There was a rising merchant middle class.People saw plays and dramas for entertainment and many valued family. Wealth was very important, birth, education and employment determined social ranking. People were tortured for punishments of crimes.The most common job was farming and people used maps were ever they traveled.
4: The Life of William Shakespeare. | William Shakespeare was born on April 23rd, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon and was baptized their a few days later on April 26th, 1564. He has 7 brothers and sisters and was the 3rd oldest. 3 of his siblings died in childhood. His parents were John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local heiress. William had a solid education himself, he attended grammar school and free school after that. In school he learned Greek, Latin, and Classical. He married Anne Hathaway. Rummer of another women and the fact that Anne was pregnant concerned their relationship. They had 3 children together, Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith but they had a tragedy at age 11, Hamnet died. Anne died in 1623 after Shakespeare died on his birthday 1616 after hard drinking with play writers.
5: Shakespeare's Career | Shakespeare is famous for writing plays, poetry and sonnets. He moved to London because that was where his company was most successful. Shakespeare wrote over 30 plays and about 154 sonnets. he wrote plays about history, comedy and tragedy. This included, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors and THello. The name of his acting company is Lord Chamberlain's Company of Actors which was later known has Chamberlain's Men. Some of his famous quotes were, " O, how full of briers is this working day world- As You LIke It. And he borrowed the plot of Romeo and Juliet from Christopher Marlowe.
6: His Career Continued | During Elizabethan England the Queen, ruler, of England was Queen Elizabeth who ruled from 1558-1603. She was known for firmly establishing the church of England and London. William created the Globe Theater and he co-owned it with Johannes De Witt. He choose to build it outside the city so that it would not close down like the other play houses. Some of the physical features of the theater were open air, octagonal, 3 stories and holds 300 people. The opening date was December 1596. But a bombing during one of the shows destroyed it and it closed down. There were also no female actors during this time because they were inferior to men and were not respected.
7: The Language of His Time | William Shakespeare used to write his plays in early modern English. But while plays, poems and sonnets were written in this form of English, people didn't speak that way in everyday normal life. SOME WORDS USED Art- Expression of creative skills. Coz- Cousin Hark You- Listen Knave- Diss Honest Stay- Remain Thrice- a dose 'Tis- it is Ope- open O'er- Over Gi'- GIve Oft- Often