They were called "Groundlings, or Commoners". they paid one penny in order to stand near the stage. Since the Globe Theatre didn't have a roof, the "Groundlings" were not protected from the rain. Higher paying guests sat in the galleries which had 3 levels.
clothing in Shakespeare time poofy pants, tights, leather shoe-socks
William Shakespeare made up new words to add to the English Language
Shakespeare invented nearly 1,700 common English words.
Iambic pentameter is a meter in poetry, consisting of lines with five feet (hence "pentameter") in which the iamb (or "iambus") is the dominant foot (hence "Iambic"). Iambic rhythms are quite easy to write in English and iambic pentameter is among the most common metrical forms in English …
Shakespeare's Proprietary Lingo Many words in English were coined by William Shakespeare. Here is a very small list of words he invented: AccusedAddictionAdvertisingAmazementArouseAssassinationBanditBedroomBeachedBlanketBumpCaterChampionCountlessEpilepticFixtureFlawedGenerousHintLonelyMimicNegotiat…
The Viking contribution to the language we speak today is astonishing. Many place-names (mostly ending in -by, such as Selby) are from Old Norse in origin. Also, most words beginning with the sk- combination are Norse in origin.
It is not exactly known, although, as a member of the theatrical company housed at the Globe Theater, he must have been in many of the plays written around that time. There is a record of him performing in Ben Jonson's Every Man In His Humour and Sejanus.
William shakespeare job was to write plays and act out the plays that's how he became the worlds richest person i disagree for one he wasnt the richest man and he was a director and actor geeks.... yeah he's so wrong!
Being "in love" is usually a euphoric feeling, usually towards a particular individual. More often than not, though, someone who is "in love" is really "in love with being in love." This type of feeling is usually short-lived, as jealousy or doubt can easily kill the feeling.
A very good question.
Plot SourcesShakespeare's plots are Shakespeare used a variety of books, histories, and earlier plays as subject material for his plays. For instance, the English history plays rely heavily on Raphael Holinshed's "Chronicles" from 1587. This would have been blended with …
Shakespeare's works have been a major influence on subsequent theatre. Not only did Shakespeare create some of the most admired plays in Western literature, he also transformed English theatre by expanding expectations about what could be accomplished through characterisation, plot, action…
OthelloShakespeare recognized the damage that is done to a relationship by jealousy. The deceit of "honest, honest Iago" ended up being more believable to Othello than were the assuring words from Ophelia. It said something about the character of Othello, who was more willing to believe Iago. It say…
I believe he could be my uncle
Did you try correcting the ignition firing order, from the ignition coilpacks, leading to your spark plugs? Also Unless you have a PCM scanner, or has had your Buick scanned, & know for sure you are in fact having a misfire, I would look into your fuel system (fuel rail, fuel injectors, fuel pre…
Originations of Saying
It means: To be very windy or blustery. It is UK British and originated in sailing.
As a greedy money lender. Shylock, the Jew, the antagonist in Merchant of Venice is portrayed as a money lender, who asks the title character Antonio for a 'pound of his flesh,' in case the latter could not repay his loan. One can say that he is more famous than any other character of that Shakespea…
Yes, there is absolutely nothing stopping women from playing in the NHL rules-wise. Manon Rhéaume played a preseason game for the Tampa Bay Lightning, allowing 2 goals on 9 shots, and Hayley Wickenheiser, widely regarded as the best woman ever to play hockey, was invited to the rookie camps for the…
18 that is when you become an adult.
Julius Caeser never really did have anything to do with English
history. He did briefly invade the country, but did not stick
Many plot lines are based on Shakespeare's plays. For example, the plot of West Side Story is a lot like Romeo and Juliet, and the plot of The Lion King is a lot like Hamlet.
It will depend on how the land was divided in the original
inheritence. If it was left to the ten children as tenants in
common, each of them have equal rights in the property. On one of
their deaths, their share in the property would go into their
estate and then to their heirs. In this case, it wo…
He is still very important because he tried to stop what he started once i heard what he had to say i left the crips
A playwright is a person who writes plays. A similar description is
William Shakespeare was always a writer. Before he became a playwright in London, he attended grammar school, got married and became a father. He was an actor before he started writing plays, since he had to understand the theatre before writing plays. We don't know when he started writing poetry.Be…
The playing companies performed both in private performances in people's homes, generally the nobility and royalty who could afford to pay for it, and also in public playhouses. In the public playhouses which could hold up to 3000 people anyone who could afford a ticket (and they were cheap) could g…
The idea of the wheel of fortune was touched upon in Shakespeare's 'Richard III'. He says
So now prosperity begins to mellow
And drop into the rotten mouth of death
at the start of Act IV Scene iv. This neatly embodies the wheel of fortune idea.
does it matter?? we dont judge people by if they are dissabled or pretty, we judge them by what kind of person they are.
Not as far as we know. In fact, people have talked about how Shakespeare had a lot of medical and legal knowledge, more than an average person would at th…
"All in the Timing," by David Ives
"While the Auto Waits," by O. Henry
Brevity is the Soul of Wit
The proverb 'brevity is the soul of wit' means that articulate and
intelligent communication (speech and writing) should use few and
wisely chosen words. It is associated with the play 'Hamlet,' by
In Shakespeare's day, 'wit' principally referred to …
At this point in history the Roman empire had no Government until the republic instated by Augustus so Julius Caesar was a dictator not like Momar Gadaffi or Hitler but had no Governmant.
Longest Shakespeare Play Hamlet is the longest play in Shakespeare. When the lines from the various versions are cobbled together into one play, it runs for about four hours (see Ken Branagh's "uncut" version to see what that looks like)
Queen Elizabeth I, who was reigning when Shakespeare was born and
died in 1603 when he was 39 years old.
Shakespear was born in 1564, 5 years into Queen Elizabeth I 's
reign. he died in 1616 during King James I 's reign.
Elizabeth and Shakespeare During the Golden AgeThe Elizabethan era or Golden Age is synonymous with the reign of Elizabeth I. The era was decorated with the great figures of literature, drama, art and exploration with the work of William Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, Edmund Spenser and Sir Walter …
This is a very broad question, but I will give my take on it. One aspect of Cassius is his machiavellian plotting, driven by jealousy and hatred of Caesar. This interpretation would suggest that Shakespeare is using the character of Cassius to comment on this dangerous aspect of human nature. There …
Opes voratio i think means 'hidden truth/depths'
'Veratio' doesn't work - it's not a word. Must be a spelling error.
Opes veritatis = The powers of truth
act one scene one, Richard sets a prophecy on his brother clarence (1.1.33)
After they removed the trophies from Caesar's statues they
chastised the common men. They pointed out that once these same men
celebrate Pompey (whose death Caesar's perusal of Egypt led to) in
the same way.
No. The story of Romeo and Juliet is an old one and one which was frequently retold. Its earliest telling in its current form was by Luigi da Porta in 1530, who blended an earlier story of Mariotta and Gianozza with Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid's Metamorphoses, renamed the lovers and set the story i…
This is a Old English quote from Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet". Juliet Capulet recites this to Romeo Montague, who is waiting for her down her balcony. "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" means Why are you Romeo? or more specifically Why are you a Montague?. With this phrase Juliet expresses her imp…
Scotland won the battle after Norway attacked shortly after another army lead by McDonald of Ireland had been defeated. Then, weary as Macbeth's army was, they defeated the Norwegians.
So Scotland 1, Norway 0
In Roman-British Celtic mythology,Brutus is said to have been the founder of the British people.The great grandson of the Trojan Aeneas, he is supposed to have landed at Totnes in Devon and to have subjugated the giants who then inhabited the country.
Nobody is really sure which is Shakespeare's first play. The only thing we can say for sure is that it was written at some time before his second play was written. Candidates include The Comedy of Errors (which has a form and plot borrowed from classical sources which he never used again), the first…
It does not mean "Where are you, Romeo?" as most people assume. "Wherefore" means "why," so what Juliet was really asking was "Why are you Romeo?" because she doesn't like how she fell in love with Romeo, a Montague, someone she couldn't have.
It's as simple as this: what seems fair is actually foul, and what seems foul is actually fair.
Mercutio and Tybalt are both key characters in 'Romeo and Juliet' and they both are killed in Act 3, Scene 1 of the play. At the beginning of the scene, Tybalt insults Romeo in an attempt to provoke a fight but Romeo responds calmly and it is Mercutio who then fights with Tybalt. Romeo tri…
Tybalt kills Mercutio, and Romeo kills Tybalt.
they were called "the king's men"They were actually referred to as "the Queen's Men".
Sir Walter Scott records these lines, in Canto VI, Stanza 17 of
"Marmion" (1808), an epic poem about the Battle of Flodden Field in
The meaning is, basically, that lies beget more lies, and that
masking lies with more lies creates an ever-more-complex
arrangement of falsehoods.
William Shakespeare was an English writer known as the greatest
playwright of all time. Though he did not invent anything in the
traditional sense, his works helped standardize modern English
It compares to youth today because most of the same themes carry over into the modern society. People fall in love everyday, there are still families who dislike and argue over each other. Families who often argue teach their younger generation to dislike the other family causing them to a…
it influenced it by teaching him grammer in school, also it taught him better English
Women were allowed to act in a theatre since 1660 and not before that. Before 1660 young boys used to play the role of a women becase they still had a high voice and their muscles hadn't grown properly yet . Also they were not allowed to join in plays because they wanted the women to be housewive…
It's interesting. The conflict seems very much a petty thing. Neither the Montague or Capulet families REALLY understand the feud. The characters in the story were born long after the feud began, and they simply continue the fighting because it is all they have ever known. There is conflict of inter…
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they wrote in the vernacular; they wrote either for self-expression or to portray the individuality of their subjects.
Hi,In answer to your question:The Capulets are one of the 2 main families in Shakesperes' tragic play "Romeo and Juliet". Juliet is the daughter of the Capulets,who are the sworn enemies of the Montagues,the other main family in the play and the family of Romeo.
William Shakespeare's children
William Shakespeare, the great playwright, poet and actor, married
Anne Hathaway in November 1582.
In May, 1583 she gave birth to a daughter, Susannah.
In January/February 1585 Anne gave birth to twins, Hamnet (a boy)
On 5th June 1607 Susannah marri…
There are 14 lines in a sonnet. Three quatrains and then a couplet, or alternatively an eight-line octet followed by a six-line sestet.
Juliet calls Romeo a "villain", a "tyrant" and a "damned saint". (Act III, Scene 2, lines 73-79). Back then calling someone a villain was like cussing them out so it shows that she was really angry. Juliet was mad because Romeo killed her cousin Tybalt.
William D'Eath [there are many varients on the spelling of D'Aeth, [ie; Death, D'Ath, de'Ath etcetera] was the son-in-law of the founder of Dartford Grammar School. The founder was William Vaughn the famous philanthropist, who was one of the yeoman to King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. William V…
it's possible but we don't have any proof
Shakespeare wrote in Early Modern English. He also had two very
specific other writing styles:
1. For commoners, or non-significant characters, he writes their
lines in prose.
2. For the wealthy and main characters, he writes their lines in
iambic pentameter (verse) - This consisted of rhymed ve…
Dark comedy is comedy that has gloomy or disturbing elements.
A good example of dark comedy is like the show Dead Like Me, a show with grim reapers and afterlife themes.
Marc Antony said he found the will in Caesar's closet.
Because they didnt want Caesar to become the king. They felt Caesar might get more popularity because of this.
The friar is reluctant to marry Paris and Juliet because Juliet is
already married to Romeo and it is against the friar's virtues to
marry her to another man.
In the play, the poison is called "hebenon," and no one knows for sure what that equates to. In the Second Quarto of 'Hamlet', printed 1604-5, the poison is called "Hebona." The word "Hebenon," as mentioned, is the spelling in the First Folio, 1623. That leaves it unclear exactly which word Shakes…
For a middle class man, yes. He bought a number of properties including one of the largest houses in his hometown of Stratford.see the link
He was.He bought the biggest house in his birthplace Stratford-on-Avon.
He's a middle-class man.William shakesphere was rich all out his life…
Here are some facts about Shakespeare: William Shakespeare died on (or about) his birthday, aged 52. He died at his house, New Place.He Was 18 when he got married.In the 1570s Shakepeare's father, John Shakespeare, was prosecutedHe was baptized on April 26, 1564Shakespeare's father was a gloverHe an…
In the first place the idea of the seven ages of man was not found by Shakespeare. This idea had been around for a long time, and finds its origin in a Latin phrase. Shakespeare was only the man to voice the idea, and in that he succeeded very well.The number seven is probably derived from the seven…
''Tis safer to be that which we destroy, / Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.'The above quotation shows how Lady Macbeth is portrayed to be strong willed. We later find out that this infact is not the case. We can see here that she would rather kill than be killed. Ultimately, we find out fr…
he had a peace of toast with cheese
Romeo's Age In short, Shakespeare never says. So everything else is speculation. Many will assume that he is also 13 (Juliet's age), but there's no specific reason to believe that. He's likely older, at least by a few years. Whether that makes him 16 or 20 is subject to much debate. In the original…
The Capulet servant who was asked to tell people about the ball, could not read and asked Romeo and Benvolio to read it for him. They made a joke of it, but Romeo eventually read it out to the guy. His friend Benvolio thought it would be a good way for him to judge Rosaline against other ladies beca…
The word "soliloquy" means:
A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.
A specific speech or piece of writing in this form of discourse.
The act of speaking to oneself.
1. an utterance …
Shakespeare's son Hamnet, according to the Wikipedia entry on the playwright, "died of unknown causes at the age of 11 and was buried 11 August 1596." The source cited for that information is given as a 1987 book on Shakespeare published by Oxford University Press, which means it's an authoritative …
of Renaissance drama.
Shakespeare added about 1600 words to the English language.
Changes in the Common Work Week
Although I'm certain hours were longer 100 years ago, a huge change came in the concept of the "weekend". My father talks of it being common practice for all employees and managers in our family ice cream production company to work 6 days every week. Saturday was so…
Julius Caesar was not uninfluenced by corrupt politicians but he was one himself in the sense that, he was determined to advance his career and become dictator of Rome through pragmatist actions.
First and foremost politicians within Roman society during Julius Caesar's reign were Roman …
the title itself has natural imagery. Anything in the poem that compares to nature, or a image having to do with nature is natural imagery
he had said that he didn't like how Caesar was getting all of the credit for everything and that he was wrong for helping the plebiansmortem tyrannis
Philip Larkin is a hilariously morbid poet, not the most famous but certainly my favourite.Some others are Edgar Allan Poe, Maya Angelou, and Robert Frost.
to be or not to be The verb to be in this case means to live. Hamlet struggles with the question of living or dying by suicide.
Julius Caesar is very important to our history because of his military tactics and the way he changed ROME. Some will say he was a tyrant but in those times he would have had to be ruthless. To add to that, he about ended the civil war going on in Rome with Pompeii and he is responsible for changing…
They both want to kill somebody. Claudius wants to kill Hamlet; Hamlet wants to kill Claudius.
Cassius has a beef with Julius Caesar, the dictator of Rome, and he is trying to recruit like-minded souls like Brutus and Casca to his cause. The conflict we see in Act 1 is between Cassius and Caesar.
At least 53 times.
Shakespeare wrote plays for a living. It was his job (or at least
one of them). He had to find good stories and make them into plays
which could be performed by the actors in the Lord Chamberlain's
Men or as they were later known, the King's Men. He must have come
across the story of Othello (it is …
He was a character in a play called Othello by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare wrote most of his tragedies between 1599 and 1608. Only Titus Andronicus and Romeo and Juliet were not written in this period. Even the plays placed with the comedies which he wrote in this period were darker: Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure and All's Well that Ends Well.
William Shakespeare is not known to have played an instrument.
It is a contraction of the words "it is". In a contraction, the missing letter is represented by the apostrophe symbol, as in "Don't". "Don't" is a contraction of "Do not", with the "o" replaced by the apostrophe. " 'tis" is thus "it is" with the "i" replaced by the apostrophe. "It's" is also "It …
He invented about 2,000 to 5,000 words... but some people think he invented up to 8,000g. Sadly, it is impossible to know for sure. John Marcone points out in his book Brush up Your Shakespeare, "Just because [Shakespeare] was a regular phrase-coining machine doesn't mean he should hog the credit wh…
In the beginning of the play, Brutus is trusted by Caesar, and they have a filial sort of relationship. But Brutus plays a large role in Caesar's assassination. Caesar's dying words are, "Et tu, Brute?" (you too, Brutus?) because he can hardly believe that someone he loved and was close to would mur…
Obviously, there were not a lot of entertainment options at the time. Books were not in wide circulation and anyone with half a brain could only take so much of that crappy reeorder music and those inane puppet shows - so Shakespeare had the brilliant idea of becoming an actor.