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When did the Roman Republic begin to exist?
510 BC
Another name for magistrates?
consuls
Common people were known as what?
plebeians
When was the first triumvirate formed and by who?
60 BC by Pompey, Crassus, and Julius Caesar
When Crassus died and a conflict arose who won?
Ceasar defeated Pompey
Who had a conspiracy to murder Caesar?
Marcus Brutus and Caius Cassius
When did Caesar die?
44 BC
Who was in the second triumvirate?
Mark Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus
When and where was Shakespeare born?
April 23, 1564 in Stratford upon Avon
How many children did Shakespeare have and what were their names?
3: Suzanna, Judith, Hamnet
Who did Shakespeare marry?
Anne Hathaway
What are Shakespeare's early years called?
the lost years
What were Shakespeare's group of actors known as?
the Kings Men
Shakespear was the author of what types of plays?
histories and tragedies
What was the name of Shakespeare's theatre?
the Globe
Where and when did Shakespeare retire?
in Stratford in 1612
How many plays did Shakespeare write?
37
When and where did Shakespeare die?
on April 26, 1616 in Stratford
a character or foce that works against the main character in a piece of literature
antagonist
a characters words spoken to the audience and supposedly not heard by the other characters on stage
aside
the technique writers use to create and describe characters
characterization
the turning point in the polot when interest and intensity reach their peak
climax
a play with a happy ending or a nontragic theme
comedy
humerous scenes that relieve the tension created by the development of conflicts
comic relief
the struggle between opposing characters or forces in a play
conflict
a converstaion between two or more characters
dialogue
an exaggerated comedy based on highly unlikely situations
farce
the central character in a play
protagonist
the time and place of the action of a play
setting
a speech in which a character speaks as if to himself
siloquy
the main idea in a work of literature
theme
the central character in a tragedy
tragic hero
a serious play with a sad or unfortunate ending brought about by fate, a moral weakness in character, or social conditions
tragedy
conflict becomes clear and action rises as obstacles are presented
rising action
high point of interest; turning point of play
climax
conflict is worked out
falling action
ending, resolution
conclusion
alternating humor and pathos, song and dialogue, tense and tranquil scenes
contrast
lines having one meaning for the audience and another for the character to whom they are spoken
irony
the feeling of not knowing for sure what will happen but anticipating it
suspense
unexpected twist or turn
suprise
unexpected twist or turn
suprise
character speaking to the world ing eneral with no other characters in the scene
sililoquy
character speaking confidentially to the audience (often humerously) as if other characters cannot hear what is said
aside
props to change the appearance of the character to fool other characters in the play
disguise
an incident introduced just before the climax to mislead the audience
pause
letting the villan be punished and the hero reap reward
poetic justice
situation and characters introduced
introduction (sometimes known as the exposition)