Tuesday May 5 th , 2009 (5/5/2009). AGENDA. Quote. Tuesday May 5 th , 2009 (5/5/2009). WARM UP. Time Given: 3 minutes Who is William Shakespeare? What is his nickname? How many plays did he write? Where were his plays performed? Tell me 3 interesting facts about his theatre.
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TuesdayMay 5th, 2009 (5/5/2009) AGENDA Quote
TuesdayMay 5th, 2009 (5/5/2009) WARM UP Time Given: 3 minutes Who is William Shakespeare? What is his nickname? How many plays did he write? Where were his plays performed? Tell me 3 interesting facts about his theatre. Name the three members of the 1st triumvirate. Name the three members of the second triumvirate.
Change of Plans NO NOTES
Old Middle Modern English NO NOTES One of the biggest problems mentioned yesterday is the language that Shakespeare used. Today, I want to show you a quick review of what the English language looked like before you were born.
The first ever story “written” in the English language is called Beowulf. It was written in a language called OLD English. Old Middle Modern English NO NOTES
Fast forward to the 1300’s Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. This is written in early Middle English. Old Middle Modern English NO NOTES
Fast forward to the 1500’s Shakespeare’s Day. This is written in late Middle English and has many similarities to our language today. Old Middle Modern English NO NOTES
Today our books are in modern English, but keep in mind that language changes all the time. The English you know today will not be the language written 300 years from now! Old Middle Modern English NO NOTES
Of course, you need practice learning how to translate from Middle to Modern English. The more practice you have, the easier it is! Old Middle Modern English NO NOTES
There are two types of translations: Word-for-word Summative Translations TAKE NOTES
There are two types of translations: Word-for-word: change older words to modern words. Summative Translations TAKE NOTES
There are two types of translations: Word-for-word: change older words to modern words. Summative: change an entire sentence or multiple sentences into modern English. Translations TAKE NOTES
“This dream is all a mis-interpreted;It was a vision fair and fortunate.Your statue spouting blood in many pipesSignifies that from you great Rome shall suckReviving blood.” Original Line NO NOTES
“This dream has been misinterpreted;It was a vision fair and fortunate.Your statue spouting blood from your veinsTells us that from you great Rome be revived.” Word-by-Word Translation NO NOTES
“The interpretation of your dream is wrong;It was a nice dream.Your statue that spouted blood from your bodyMeans that Rome will be revived. Summative NO NOTES
Both translations are correct…it’s up to you which one you want to use when you translate. 3 practice translations = 3 minutes each. Questions? Translations NO NOTES
Translate as best you can: Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things! Knew you not Pompey? Practice #1 NO NOTES
Translate as best you can: Hence! Home, you idle creatures, get you home.Is this a holiday? What, know you not,Being mechanical, you ought not walkupon a labouring day without a signof your profession? Speak, what trade art thou? Practice #2 NO NOTES
Translate as best you can: “Let no images Be hung with Caesar’s trophies. I’ll aboutAnd drive away the vulgar from the streets.These growing featheres pluck’d from Caesar’s wingWill make him fly an ordinary height,Who else would soar above the view of men? Practice #3 NO NOTES
Tomorrow’s Quiz… NO NOTES Study notes on: Globe theatre (design, spectators, actors, etc.) Roman Economy (Drachma) Roman religion (The Fates) Roman Government (1st/2nd triumvirate members)
If you are interested in a role, you must tryout and read in front of the class. Don’t be nervous! Julius Caesar Roles Tryout NO NOTES
Roles: Julius Caesar Antony Brutus Cassius Casca Portia—Brutus’ wife Calpurnia—Caesar’s wife The Soothsayer—fortune teller Julius Caesar Roles Tryout NO NOTES