Hmm . . . so why do we have to read this stuff anyway?

Hmm . . . so why do we have to read this stuff anyway?

Hmm . . . so why do we have to read this stuff anyway? I mean, hes just some dead old guy. What makes his stuff so great that we keep reading it 400 years later? And another thing. I dont get his language all that old English stuff. Why cant he just talk English?

So, what if we told you that The Simpsons is a modern-day equivalent to Shakespeare? What? How can that be? Shakespeare The Simpsons Both appealed to wide audiences Wrote between the late 1500s

and early 1600s Produced between the late 80s and now Both contain low brow humor slapstick, body language type Shakespeares plays Were performed for both The Simpsons is a cartoon

Queen Elizabeth and then King James when he took the throne Both contain sophisticated humor A team of people create it Shakespeare Both use allusions (references to wrote plays well-known people, historical events, or stories) to help people understand the events or even laugh

Both create characters and situations that reflect what peoples daily struggles are like So, what does an ordinary guy like me need to know to get this stuff? Shakespeare wrote about human experiences we can still relate to like war, power, love, betrayal, friendship, greed, suicide, and prejudice. Shakespeare invented countless words and

expressions we still use today. Shakespeares plays still inspire modern movies today. His works are known worldwide by people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Who was Shakespeare? Born on April 23, 1564 in Stratfordupon-Avon, England. Died April 23, 1616.

He married Anne Hathaway and had three children: Susana, Judith, and Hamnet. Shakespeares Career Worked in London as actor, writer, and part owner of the theater company, the Lord Chamberlains Men. Wrote many sonnets. What is a sonnet?

A fourteen-lined poem with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme Wrote three types of plays: Histories, Comedies, and Tragedies. Shakespeare's Theater The Globe opened in 1599. There was no curtain and very few props. Bladders of pigs blood

could be punctured during stage fights for special effects. Costumes were an elaborate explosion of color. Shakespeares Actors Professional actors were admired and went through rigorous training. Actors usually had no

more than two weeks to learn a new production. Actors played the same kind of role in each play They specialized in one type of character. No Women Allowed! Adolescent boys trained to play female parts until puberty because women were not allowed to take part

in theatre womens innocence and purity needed to be protected. Shakespeares Audience Shakespeares plays were for everyone! Commoners paid a penny to watch from the ground. Nearly 1000 people could stand there, and as bathing was uncommon in those days, you can imagine the result.

The wealthy paid more to sit in the balcony. Watching the Plays People ate and drank during performances, even buying snacks and beer from peddlers. Spectators wanted thrills and horrors, but they also enjoyed a good laugh or a good cry. In fact, if they were

disappointed, theyd throw apples or shout obscenities! Pictures of the Globe I think I get it now . . . Shakespeare was a big deal in Elizabethan England because his plays were so exciting and packed full of comedy and tragedy.

Today his works are still entertaining and we can even relate to the themes he wrote about back in the 1500s and 1600s!

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