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sonnet
14 line poem with ryme shecme that was popular in the renaissance
tragedy
when a hero/heroine struggles with a strong force and loses
a tragedy ex
hamlet, romeo and juliet, julius ceaser
comedy
when a character deals with a problem in a funny way
example of a comedy
12th night, midsummers night dream, merry wives of windsor
tragic flaw
a character weakness that causes the downfall of the hero/heroine
comic relief
when serious action is broken by something funny
anachronism
something out of it's proper time
vernacular
native tongue
solilquy
a speech to the audience saying thoughts of a character
bard
a poet, common name for shakespeare
romance
a play with a wide rnge of human emotions and expierences
history
bio of english king
globe theatre
a great theatre in london whenre plays were born
groundlings
poor who paid 1 cent to stand on ground and watch play