Shakespeare In Love
We will study the ephemeral nature of love, patriarchal power and the interplay of chaos and order in ....
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

but before that ....


Shakespeare - the man and his historical context.
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. He died on April 23, 1616.

In November 1582, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. When they married, he was eighteen and she was 26. They had three children. The portrait believed to look most like Shakespeare is on the title page of the First Folio.shakespeare portrait
The First Folio, a collection of most of his plays, was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death.

Shakespeare not only wrote plays; he also performed on stage as a professional actor in London.


England in the 1600s
Learn more aboutShakespeare's world
at the Folger Shakespear Library



For example HEALTH

Elizabethans did not understand germs; they thought sickness was spread by bad smells (miasma)or because someone had too much or too little of one of the humors.
Doctors thought that there were four humors, or fluids, that had to be kept in balance in order for a person to stay healthy.
People tried to prevent disease by keeping bad smells away.
Women would carry small bouquets of herbs and flowers or use a pomander,a small container of potpourri or perfume, to create a nice smell around them.
When deadly plagues struck England in the seventeenth century,doctors wore masks filled with herbs and chemicals because they believed that the scent could protect them from the plague
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One of the best movies to show what life was like in Shakespearean days is 'Shakespeare in Love'




insults play structure iambic pentameter
Shakespearean Language and Insults

The structure of
a Shakespearean play
Rhythm and iambic pentameter

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