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public theaters were built around
roofless courtyards
wealthy people sat...
on benches in the three levels of galleries
poor people stood...
and watched a play from the courtyard, which was called the pit.
When were performances given?
Only during the day- no artificial light
Globe theater...
-most of Shakespeare's plays were performed there.
-held between 2,500 and 3,000 people
-round or octagonal shaped
Scenery in theaters...
-No scenery in the theaters
-settings were indicated by refrences in the dialogue
-the actors wore elaborate clothing
-typical Elizabethan clothing
Acting companies were made up of only...
Men and boys. Performing on stage was not considered proper for a woman. Young boys played the female roles before their voices changed.
a conversation between characters that may reveal their traits and advance the action of a narrative.
a speech by one character that is addressed ti another character or characters.
a conversation between characters that may reveal their traits and advance the action of a narrative.
a play is a speech by one character that is addressed to another character or characters.
a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on a stage.
a short speech delivered by a character in a play in order to express his or her true thoughts and feelings.
a work of literature, especially a play, that results in a catastrophe, a disaster or great misfortune, for the main character, or tragic hero.
tragic hero
a significant person- a king or hero- the cause of the tragedy is a tragic flaw, or weakness, in his or her character.
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken as though it were something else.
the use of words that imitate sounds.
a combination of words, or parts of words, that contradict each other.
blank verse
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter lines.
the writer;s attitude toward his or her audience and subject.
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage. The mood is often suggested by descriptive details.
comic relief
a technique that is used to interrupt a serious part of a literary work by introducing a humorous character or situation.
dramatic irony
There is a contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true.
a fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter.
a poem's rhythmical pattern. This pattern is determined by the number and types of stresses, or beats, in each line.
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement.
the repetition of initial consonant sounds. writers use alliteration to give emphasis to words, to imitate sounds, and to create musical effects.