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  1. Shakespeare Plays Ms. Schreiber11th Grade English

  2. A Midsummer’s Night Dream Romeo and Juliet Macbeth Much Ado About Nothing Julius Caesar Othello Hamlet Twelfth Night Click the picture of the book to get to the specific summary Review Questions

  3. Romeo and Juliet • Tragedy • Set in Verona • Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet • Montagues and Capulets are sworn enemies • Fall in love, get married • Juliet fakes her death to get away from her family • Romeo doesn’t know it is fake and kills himself • Juliet then kills herself • Montagues and Capulets end their feud because of the lose of their children Click on the picture to get back to the main menu

  4. Macbeth • Tragedy • Three witches tell Macbeth he one day will be king • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth kill King Duncan • Macbeth kills Banquo, whose ghost then haunts Macbeth • Orders that Lady Macduff and her children be murdered • Lady Macbeth goes crazy with guilt and kills herself • Macduff kills Macbeth Click on the picture to get back to the main menu

  5. Julius Caesar • Tragedy • Caesar is warned to “Beware the Ides of March” • Brutus and Cassius plan to murder Caesar • Caesar is murdered on March 15th (Ides of March) • Mark Antony leads a riot at the funeral that chases Cassius and Brutus out of the city • Brutus and Cassius gather an army to fight against Mark Antony and his army • Cassius commits suicide on the field, Brutus then follows • Mark Antony and Octavius rule Rome Click on the picture to get back to the main menu

  6. Hamlet • Tragedy • Hamlet is haunted by his father’s ghost • Claudius convinces Polonius that Hamlet is in love with Ophelia • His father’s murderer is Claudius, the man his mother remarried and his father’s brother • Hamlet accidently kills Polonius, Ophelia’s father • Claudius sends Hamlet to England claiming he has gone mad • Ophelia drowns herself • Hamlet’s mother accidently drinks the poison intended for him and dies • Hamlet stabs Claudius with a poisoned sword • Hamlet dies from the strike of the poisoned sword Click on the picture to get back to the main menu

  7. A Midsummer’s Night Dream • Comedy • Adventures of four young lovers; Hermia, Lysander, Helena and Demetrius • Fairies inhabit the forest • A group of craftsmen practicing a play are also in the forest • Hermia loves Lysander but he starts to fall for Helena • Lysander and Demetrius fight for Helena • A servant sprinkles a love potion over Lysander to love Hermia • Lysander marries Hermia and Demetrius marries Helena Click on the picture to get back to the main menu

  8. Othello • Tragedy • Othello is the high general in the service of Venice • Iago is jealous that Othello promoted Cassio to lieutenant • Othello elopes with Desdemona • Iago plots against them and tells Othello that Desdemona and Cassio are lovers • Othello kills innocent Desdemona • Iago’s wife tells Othello that Desdemona was innocent • Iago kills his wife • Othello kills himself Click on the picture to get back to the main menu

  9. Much Ado About Nothing • Comedy • Beatrice and Benedick think they hate each other at first • Claudio and Hero are going to get married • Don John makes it look like Hero is being unfaithful to Claudio • Claudio cancels the wedding and accuses Hero of letchery • Hero’s family fakes her death and hide her until the truth comes out • The truth does come out, and Claudio agrees to marry Hero’s cousin, it’s revealed it’s actually Hero • Benedick and Beatrice realize their love for each other and they wed Click on the picture to get back to the main menu

  10. Twelfth Night • Comedy • Viola cross dresses as a man name Cesario • Viola falls in love with Orsino, who loves a countess • Sebastian, Viola’s twin, falls in love with Olivia • Orsino realizes he loves Viola and they marry • Shows the madness of love • Jealousy • Mistaken identity Click on the picture to get back to the main menu

  11. Quiz In which play does one of the main characters drown herself? Hamlet Othello Macbeth

  12. Hamlet CORRECT! Ophelia goes mad with grief and anger after her father’s death and drowns herself in the river. Click to continue

  13. Othello TRY AGAIN! Othello kills his wife Desdemona, she does not kill herself. Click the button to return to the quiz

  14. Macbeth TRY AGAIN! Lady Macbeth goes mad with guilt for telling her husband to kill Duncan and commits suicide, assumed with a dagger. Click the button to return to the quiz

  15. GREAT JOB! You have completed the lesson on Shakespeare plays! Click the button to start the presentation for the next student