William Shakespeare. 1563-1616. Shakespeare. Stratford-on-Avon, England wrote 37 plays about 154 sonnets started out as an actor. (AP Photo/ Martyn Hayhow ). Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
People line up waiting to visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon, Monday May 8, 2000. The wife of William Shakespeare's home is one of the most popular tourist spots in the English countryside. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)
Shakespeare was buried on April 23 or 25 (?), 1616 in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford, where he had been baptized just over 52 years earlier.
On his tombstone:
the general public.
Were performed at The Globe
Sketch of the Swan Theatre
Scaffolding surrounds the stage area of the new Globe Theatre being constructed using original methods and materials on the south bank of the River Thames in London Aug. 7, 1995. After a long intermission - 383 years - a blare of trumpet music Wednesday, August 21, 1996 ushers in the first performance at a $45 million reconstruction of William Shakespeare's circular, open-air theater. The original burned down in 1613. Above at left is St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London financial district. (AP Photo/Max Nash)
A general view of the Globe Theatre, a reconstruction of William Shakespeare's London Playhouse, made out of hardwood, is seen during its inauguration ceremony in Rome's Villa Borghese gardens, Monday, Oct. 13, 2003. The replica of William Shakespeare's London Playhouse opens Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2003 with a performance of Romeo and Juliet (AP Photo/IsidoroPitera`)
a combination of the two
Climax (turning point)
The point where the protagonist’s situation will either get better or worse.
Climax: point of greatest tension
A rhyming couplet --usually used to mark the end of a scene
A discrepancy between expectation and reality
Verbal irony: the speaker/writer says one thing but means another
Dramatic irony: the audience or reader knows something that the characters do not
Situational irony: what happens contradicts what is expected