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What is the presumed lifespan of William Shakespeare?
April 23, 1564-April 23, 1616
Where was Shakespeare raised?
First Folio
18 of Shakespear's plays that were published by his friends after his death (none of his plays were published during his life)
trap door
used to depict hell, escape, or death
What was the awning above the stage used for?
used to depict heaven (ghosts and angels here)
Where did the flag hang from?
the top of the storage area
flag of the Globe


the galleries
where the noble people sat in the Globe
also called the yard

where poor people stood in the Globe
Where does Romeo and Juliet take place?
Verona, Italy

14th Century
14 lines


Iambic Pentameter
Blank Verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
play on words
a whisper on stage to another character or to himself
Long, uninterrupted speech
What are some literary devices used to show Romeo's love in the beginning of Romeo and Juliet?

Name five Capulets.
Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, Juliet, Nurse, Tybalt
Name five Montagues.
Lord Montague, Lady Montague, Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio
Who are the two characters who belong to neither family?
Esculus, the Prince of Verona

whisper onstage
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
the high point
(in Act 3, Tybalt's death)
something happens that leads to rising action
two lines that rhyme
dramatic irony
the audience knows something that the people onstage "do not know"
gives background
characters that act in opposite ways
clues for the future
long speech made by one character
humorous play on words
rising/falling action
action leading to and from the climax
actor talks to himself, reveals his thoughts
iambic pentameter w/ 3 quatrains and a couplet
heroic couplet
two lines that rhyme in iambic pentameter
Who are all the people that die in the play?
Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Mercutio, Tybalt, Lady Montague
What are the main events of Sunday?
Romeo and Juliet meet
What happens from Monday to Tuesday?
Romeo and Juliet are married
Tybalt is killed
Capulets plan J's marriage to Paris
What happens on Wednesday?
R's supposed death and the last planned date for R and Paris's wedding
What happens on Thursday?
Paris and Juliet's wedding is first scheduled for today
What happens when we first see the Montagues and Capulets fighting in the streets?
Prince Escalus, ruler of Verona, breaks up the fight.
Threatens them with death if they fight again.
Who does Romeo first tell about the cause of his depression?
Why do Romeo and Benvolio go to the Capulet party?
Capulet gives a servant the guest list for the party and tells him to give invitations, but the servant cannot read, and asks Romeo to read it for him. Rosaline, Romeo's love, is invited, so he decides to go.
What is Juliet's first reaction to the news that she is to marry Paris?
She hasn't thought about marriage yet, but is obedient and decides that he will be a fair husband.
How does Romeo arrive at the Capulet party?
~with Benvolio and Mercutio and others
~wearing masks
~scared of bad dream (Mercutio taunts him about it)
Why does Tybalt challenge Romeo?
He recognized Romeo's voice at the Capulet party and is angry at his intrusion.
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
It may end the family feud.
Where are Romeo and Juliet married?
Friar Lawrence's cell
Who tries to convince the Prince to pardon Romeo for his murder of Tybalt?
Plan after Romeo kills Tybalt...
1. go to Juliet/ comfort her
2. Go to Mantua
3. Lawrence will talk to Prince and R will return to J
4. Friar writes letters to R