Shakespeare’s writing. By : Will Epsom, Dan Check, Ryan Kern, and Ethan Danzing. Romeo and Juliet.
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By: Will Epsom, Dan Check, Ryan Kern, and Ethan Danzing
Romeo and Juliet
In the play is general conflict between two families in which their offspring fall in love (Romeo and Juliet) but are forbidden to see each other because of a blood feud between the two families and the two end up dying because of that love.
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This play shows young love because most young lovers feel that they have to overcome huge obstacles in order to be together.
This relates to the play because Romeo and Juliet have to overcome a family feud in order to be together and die because of it.
It is easier to look at the play through young love than it is to look at it through a couple in an unusual world.
Shakespeare’s First Folio
Shakespeare’s First Folio was the first collected edition of plays by William Shakespeare published in 1623.
The First Folio contained about 900 pages with 36 of William Shakespeare’s plays.
It was named “Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies”.
William Shakespeare's fellow actors, John Hemminge and Henry Condell, were the editors of the First Folio.
The plays were categorized as Comedies, Histories and Tragedies.
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The Printers and Publishers of the First Folio were Edward Blount, William Jaggard and his son Isaac.
Back then, about 500 copies of the First Folio were printed at the price of just £1 or $1.45 for each copy.
In the First Folio he had 14 Comedies, 10 Histories, and 12 Tragedies.
Some of the plays that were in the First Folio were Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet and many other famous and well written plays.
Understanding Shakespeare Literature
Shakespeare wrote in Early Modern English, which made his writing readable today, but requires some translation.
Many readers who are new to reading his works have difficulty trying to understand his unusual sentence structures and wording.
People who read his plays, poems and stories will not understand most of the words (Keep Dictionary in hand).
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The sentence structure and imagery used in his poems and plays create a vivid image unrivaled today
His plays are written to give the actors a perfect idea of what the character should be like
Sonnet- A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line.
In the Sonnets, there are 154 poems, and one of his long poems is called “The Sonnets”. Some of the most popular Shakespeare Sonnets are “Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day?” and “The Dark Lady”.
The Sonnets Continued
Shakespeare wrote two of his longest Sonnets when he was unemployed from 1592-1594. The poems include, “Venus and Adonis”, and “The Rape of Lucrece”.
“Venus and Adonis” is about the encounter between the Roman goddess of love (Abdonis) and the boy hunter (Venus).
“The Rape of Lucrece” is about the history of a great empire, the time when Rome stopped being a kingdom and becomes a Republic.