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Shakespeare s writing

Shakespeare’s writing

By: Will Epsom, Dan Check, Ryan Kern, and Ethan Danzing

Romeo and juliet
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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Romeo and Juliet Continued

  • 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

  • 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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Shakespeare’s First Folio Continued

  • 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
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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Understanding Shakespeare Literature Continued

  • 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

The sonnets
The Sonnets

  • 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”.

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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.