Shakespeare and His Times. 1564 - 1616 Baptised 26 th of April Died 23 rd of April. He gave us a lot of new words! If he couldn’t find one that suited him, he created one that would! . Addiction Assassination Bedazzled Cold-Blooded Belongings Eventful Eyeball Fashionable Manager
1564 - 1616
Baptised 26th of April
Died 23rd of April
Born in Stratford-Upon-Avon
Wrote 154 Sonnets
Several other poems and co-written plays
Good frend for Iesvs sake forbeare,
To digg the dvstencloasedheare.
Bleste be ye man yt spares thes stones,
And cvrst be he yt moves my bones.[
Modern Translation: Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear,
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blessed be the man that spares these stones,
And cursed be he who moves my bone.s
*Built in 1599
*Burned down, there’s now a replica of it in London
*Shakespeare’s troupe played here
Ex: “Think not I love him, though I ask for him.
Tis but a peevish boy; yet he talks well.
But what care I for words? Yet words do well
When he that speaks them pleases those that hear.”
Ex: “There is none of my uncle’s marks upon you. He taught me how to know a man in love; in which cage of rushes I am sure you are not prisoner.”
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”
U / U / U / U / U /
“Dark night, that from the eye his function takes,
The ear more quick of apprehension makes;
Wherein it doth impair the seeing sense,
It pays the hearing double recompense.
Thou art not by mine eye, Lysander, found;
Mine ear, I thank it, brought me to thy sound.”
*IAMBIC PENTAMETER –check to see if it fits
*LONG sentences, break it up to make sense
(Shakespeare has a lot of side notes in his speeches)
*Do not have a break at the end of each verse unless there is a period or comma of some kind
*Make comparisons clear (Shakespeare has lots of these)
My lord, as I was sewing in my chamber,
Lord Hamlet, his doublet all unbraced,
No hat upon his head, his stockings fouled
Ungartered and down-gyved to his ankle,
Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other,
And with a look so piteous in purport,
As if he had been loosed out of hell
To speak of horrors,-he comes before me.”
*Word you don’t know
--how do you solve ones that don’t fit?
*ok if it’s 11 instead of 10
*if less than 10 you can sometimes put an accent mark on a word and make it longer
--there are 2 in this speech, which words are they?
How careful was I, when I took my way,
Each trifle under truest bars to thrust,
That to my use it might unused stay
From hands of falsehood, in sure wards of trust!
But thou, to whom my jewels trifles are,
Most worthy comfort, now my greatest grief,
Thou best of dearest, and mine only care,
Art left the prey of every vulgar theif.
Thee have I not locked up in any chest,
Save where thou art not, though I feel thou are,
Within the gentle closure of my breast,
From Whence at pleasure thou mayst come and part;
And even thence thou wilt be stol’n, I fear,
For truth proves thievish for a prize so dear.