Shakespeare PowerPoint

Shakespeare PowerPoint

The Historical Julius Caesar Early Rome Rome was established in 753 B.C. A democratic republic was then established which lasted until the death of Julius Caesar.

The Romans were proud of their democratic system and were repulsed by the thought of being ruled by an emperor. Gaius Julius Caesar Born: 12th or 13th July, 100 BC. Died: 15th March, 44 BC.

A lawyer, politician, and military leader. Before the people wanted to crown him emperor, Julius Caesar conquered and talked his way to gain power. He was was part of a Triumvirate with general Pompey and wealthy colonel Crassus. Captured by pirates twice!

Pompey once had more favor with the people than Caesar, but after a civil war, Pompey was dead and Julius was in charge and loved by all (or most..). The Scene Pretty historically accurate, Shakespeares play takes

place in Ancient Rome, where Julius Caesar has just returned in triumph from war. The crowd greatly respects Caesar for all the good he has done and hails him as their new leader,

but there are some Roman officials who fear he will become too powerful of a ruler, more like an emperor, and they will lose the liberties they have enjoyed as citizens of a free state. A small group of men conspire to assassinate Caesar, believing they are acting to

preserve the freedoms of the Roman Republic. Shakespeare: His Life and Times Early Life Born 1564

Died 1616 Stratford-upon-Avon, England Stratford-on-Avon in Shakespeares Time As reproduced in William Rolfe, Shakespeare the Boy (1896).

Shakespeares Birthplace Family and Theatre Married to Anne Hathaway Had twins - Hamnet & Judith, and daughter Susanna Sometime between 1583-1592, he moved to London and

began working in theatre. Member and later part-owner of the Lord Chamberlains Men, later called the Kings Men Globe Theater built in 1599 Burned down in 1613 during one of Shakespeares plays Elizabethan Theatrical

Conventions The Rebuilt Globe Theater, London The Globe Theater The Stage

In Shakespeares Time Shakespeare created at least 38 plays, made up of tragedies, histories, comedies, and tragicomedies. A show lasted about 2 hours, usually in open air theatres during the afternoon. There was no scenery, but elaborate props and

costumes to give reality. Devices such as trap doors and scaffolds were used to make gods, witches, etc. disappear. The Stage In Shakespeares Time (continued) There were no actresses. All parts were played by

men or boys. In front of stage was a big open area where the "penny-public" stood to watch as they could not afford seats. The wealthy had seats on upper levels. Tragedy and the Tragic Hero Shakespeares tragedies are often called

his greatest plays. Every tragedy contains a tragic hero Tragic hero: a main character who goes through a series of events that lead to his/her downfall Qualities of a Tragic Hero

Possesses importance or a high rank Exhibits extraordinary talents Displays a tragic flawan error in judgment or defect in characterthat leads to downfall There are attempts to mislead him Faces downfall with courage and dignity

Soliloquy and Aside Shakespeare uses soliloquies and asides even though these are not things that are used in real life. Soliloquy: a long speech given by a character while alone on stage to reveal his or her private thoughts or intentions. (monologue)

Aside: a characters quiet remark to the audience or another character that no one else on stage is supposed to hear. A stage direction (often in brackets) indicates an aside

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