Shakespeare Flashcards

  • Caesar Background Notes and Vocabulary

    (T or F) Shakespeare died on his birthday, April 23, 1616. True Who ruled England when Shakespeare was writing plays? Queen Elizabeth (T or F) Queen Elizabeth was strongly against Shakespeare's plays and did not enjoy them. False Who was Queen Elizabeth's husband? Trick Question: She never married; but she… View Article

  • Chapter 47

    Which of the following musicals was NOT a collaboration by Rodgers and Hammerstein? The Phantom of the Opera Which of the following was NOT composed by Leonard Bernstein? On the Town West Side Story is a modern-day musical retelling of Shakespeare's: Romeo and Juliet. Bernstein's West Side Story updates the… View Article

  • Characters and Conflict in Romeo and Juliet, Part 3

    Read this dialogue spoken by Lord Capulet in Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet. You are welcome, gentlemen! Come, musicians, play. A hall! a hall! give room, and foot it, girls. [Music plays, and they dance.] More light, ye knaves! and turn the tables up, And quench the… View Article

  • Chapter 44

    Rigoletto is an opera based on Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. False After her husband's composing career began to flourish, Giuseppina Strepponi enjoyed continued success as an opera singer into her last years. False Giuseppe Verdi viewed himself as an Italian nationalist composer. True In the nineteenth… View Article

  • Final Theatre

    Unlike dramatic materials in the movies, on television or DVDs, at amusement parks or sporting events, in video games, or on the internet _____ is a truly live, unmediated art form. theatre The roots or fountain head of theatre means every time we see a performance we are participating in… View Article

  • English Final: Sonnets 29,106,116, and 130 by William Shakespear

    In sonnet 29, the speaker changes from despondent to thankful In sonnet 29, what is emphasized in Shakespeare's three quatrain form? his self pity In sonnet 106, "all you prefiguring" means past writers foreshadowing Which of the following phrases from Sonnet 106 best supports Shakespeare's purpose for writing the sonnet?… View Article

  • Hamlet

    At the time, women were required to be utterly subservient to men, given limited education and career choices, and subjected to stringent rules of etiquette and dress. Queen Elizabeth herself is quoted as saying: "Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married." Elizabeth remained single throughout her life because… View Article

  • Hamlet

    -A series of events develop the plot's central conflict. -Suspense builds gradually as the plot progresses. >Which statements describe the rising action of a tragedy's plot? -Hamlet wants to kill Claudius, but he wants to be sure Claudius will suffer. >Which statement best describes Hamlet's complexity in the excerpt? -His… View Article

  • Hamlet Allusions

    Act I, III, V: Julius Caesar/the death of Caesar: Julius Caesar was murdered in his own court, a sanctuary, by his senators or those who were supposedly his friends and on his advisory council. They murdered him because they believed he was too obsessed with his own importance. In Hamlet,… View Article

  • Hamlet, Part 7: Plot and Character

    Which words describe Ophelia in the excerpt? Check all that apply. 1. Muddled 2. Illogical 3. Melancholy Hamlet stages a performance about a murder to discern Claudius's guilt. This is part of Hamlet's Rising action In Act IV of the play, Hamlet stabs Polonius. In what ways does this event… View Article

  • Hamlet, Part 1: An Introduction to Elizabethan Theater

    To understand in a drama, the reader must weigh a character's words against other information in the text. characterization In a drama, how do audiences learn about a character? Check all that apply. through the character's own words through what other characters say through narration about the character through the… View Article

  • Hamlet, Part 6: Applying Literary Criticism

    This exchange reflects Shakespeare's time because sponges were new and popular in Elizabethan society. scientists in the 1600s were studying the human body. rulers gained power by surrounding themselves with loyal officers. common people felt that they were ignored by their royal leaders. c Repeated references to ears and hearing… View Article

  • Intro to Theatre

    Wilson states that theatre has a "special nature" that helps it survive in today's world of film and television. While there are many factors that contribute to theatre's survival, the most important is, perhaps, the fact that theatre is... Live While in the theatre, the audience is always in the… View Article

  • HUM Chapter 8 Notes

    What are the differences between the humanism of Italy and Northern Europe? Northern Europe was more primarily concerned with the study and translation of early Christian manuscripts than the Italian humanists. What was the landmark result of the Protestant Reformation? German princes were free to choose the religion to be… View Article

  • Life and Times of Shakespeare

    How much do we know about Shakespeare's life? Why? There are many gaps in what we know about Shakespeare because there are only two sources of information about him - his works and various legal and church documents. Where was Shakespeare born? Stratford-On-Avon What date was he born on? Allegedly… View Article