Take out your: TKM Books Notebooks Writing Utensils Thursday May 1, 2014 Take everything else off of your desks!
Class Objectives • Create background knowledge of the author • Discuss aspects of Shakespeare’s life • Create connections from his life to his work • Students will be able to …
Language Objectives • Discuss Shakespeare’s Background • Create accurate notes using Ms. Park’s guided notes template • Students will be able to …
Agenda • Take out your sticky notes and return your TKM books • TKM Movie! • Reflect on what know, want to know and have learned about Shakespeare. • Take accurate notes on Shakespeare’s life
Title page 110: Shakespeare KWL Split this page into three sections
K: Everything I KNOW about Shakespeare Write down everything you know about Shakespeare.
W: Three things I WANT TO KNOW about Shakespeare Write down three things you want to know about Shakespeare. Try to be as inquisitive as possible!
Turn to page 111 Title this page: Shakespeare Notes
Elizabethan Era • Associated with Queen Elizabeth’s reign: 1550s through 1600s • The renaissance of England: a burgeoning of poetry and literature • An age of expansion and exploration • The poverty stricken rural areas were of great contrast to the wealth of royalty. • 90% of the country was poor while the other 10% were very wealthy.
Stratford-Upon-Avon • Historically a market place town • Made up of merchants and their families during the Elizabethan era • Middle class
Shakespeare • Thought to be born on • April 23, 1564 • Grew up in a middle class household • Went to grammar school, though it is not known for how long
Marriage • William married • Ann Hathaway on • November 28, 1582 • She was 26 and he was 18 • Had a daughter in 1583 and twins in 1585
The Lost Years • After 1585, there is little to no record of Shakespeare • People think that he most likely became the headmaster of a small school in the country • He likely had contact with traveling theater groups through teaching • This may have been how he became known in the literary world
1592: I’m Baaaack! • Shakespeare emerges on the literary scene in 1592 • He becomes famous for his sonnets, comedies, and tragedies • The first printed words about the mysterious Shakespeare were written by Robert Greene, a university educated poet and playwright …
Salted. • Robert Greene was a fellow poet who was critical of the new Elizabethan poet. • He called Shakespeare a pompous faker.
Salted. • “There is an upstart Crow, beautified with • our feathers, that with his Tiger's heart • wrapped in a Player's hide, supposes • he is as well able to bombast out a blank • verse as the best of you, and being an • absolute Johannes factotum, is in his own • conceit the only Shake-scene in a country” - Robert Greene
What does Greene’s comment say about how other writers feel about Shakespeare? JEALOUSY! ENVY! DENIAL!
L: SEVEN things I’ve learned about Shakespeare Write down SEVEN things you have learned today about Shakespeare. Don’t look at your notes!!
Title page 112: • Macbeth Notes
Macbeth • Setting: • Medieval Scotland • Plot: • The plot is heavily influenced • by the supernatural • Supernatural: Of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible universe, especially relating to spirits, ghosts, or fortune telling, etc.
Macbeth • About: Macbeth is a story about a man who is blinded by ambition. • Ambition: • An eager, strong desire to achieve • something • Who is Macbeth? Macbeth is a Scottish General and the Thane of Glamis. *Thane: a man who is the chief of a clan and a hereditary nobleman.
Macbeth • Power: Macbeth is told he will be king by three witches. • Blind Ambition: • Macbeth is determined to make • this true • Who is Lady Macbeth? She is Macbeth’s wife: determined, power hungry, and she eventually becomes the victim of madness
Please update your table of contents • And title page 113: Macbeth Main Characters
Three Witches • The Witches: • Open the play. Foresee that Macbeth will become king of Scotland • ‘Weird’ comes from the old English term ‘wyrd’ meaning ‘fate’ • The Weird Sisters (Witches) are closely tied to Fate in action as well as etymology
Macbeth • About: • Macbeth is a beloved Scottish general who bravely defends his king and country in battle. • After hearing the three weird sisters' prophesy that he will one day rule Scotland, Macbeth commits murder and other tyrannous acts to secure his position as king.
Lady Macbeth • About: • Macbeth’s wife. She is worried that her husband isn’t man enough to take the throne and become king • She takes matters ‘into her own hands’ • Lady Macbeth pays dearly for her unabashed desire
Banquo • Also a General in the Scottish Army. Banquo is very close to Macbeth and they are often compared to each other • The Three Weird Sisters prophesize that his sons will be kings, but he will not be • Shakespeare purposely juxtaposes Macbeth’s ruthless desire to Banquo’s curious interest
King Duncan • The man who is currently king when we begin reading the play • Duncan is a kindly old man who is generous with compassionate words and titles for the men who help him protect his land • The audience is supposed to love Duncan
Malcolm • King Duncan’s son and next in line for the throne Fleance • Banquo’s son (said by the witches to be a king one day) Macduff • Thane of Fife and resolves to murder Macbeth to avenge the deaths of his family and village