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Department
English
Course
ENGB32
Professor
Majorie Rubright
Semester
Fall

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Lecture2 - 14/09 Wednesday,September 14, 2011 12:11PM  KeyConcepts:“Shakespeare’sWorld” - Thecurtain,theglobe,thedateofthefirstLondontheatre - Capacityofplayhouse - Dangersofthetheatre - Gentlemen,Citizen,Yeomenartificers,labourers - Liberties - PopulationofLondon(1520: 60 000/ 1550: 120 000/1600: 200 000) - Placeswithinthetheatre:TheYard;Groundings;Lord’sRoom - Theatricaldetractors(stagevpulpit) - Deuteronomy22:5 - Masterofthe revels,SirEdmundTilney - Allowedcopy - Quarto:FirstFolio(1625); Foulpapers;faircopy;“The bookof theplay”/promptbook  LectureOutline 1. TheTheatreinRenaissanceEngland - ThetheatreandtheatricalityofearlymodernLondonlife - Theatricaldetractors - Shakespeareandtheprintedbook - TheOxfordShakespeare-Norton  Situatingourselveshistorically - ImportantDates: - TheEnglishRenaissance:early16thcentury-mid/late17thcentury - Shakespeare'slife:BaptisedApril1564- April1616 - Writinglife1590-1613 - Renaissance-rebirththatcameoutofItalianand Mediterraneanart - ReinvigoratingNorthernEurope - Revisitingclassicaltexts(GreekandLatin)thatinfluencedBritain - AlsoknownasEarlyModernperiod  Reflectsoursamewayofthinking  Historicalperiodthatmarksmanyofourideas □ Historyofliterature,science,thought  Race,ethnicity,nationhood  Partofourinheritance - ThefruitionofeverythingclassicalORthebeginningofwhereweweregoingtogo  Nexttime:Sonnets - Practicereadingactively - Practiceusingadouble-entrynotebook - BeginyourShakespeareDictionary - Readasonnetoncethrough - Writedowntheimagesyourecall - Readagainandwritedownparticularwordsand imagesthatare governingthestoryofthe sonnet,whatimageschange? - Readagain,tracingwherethesonnetthe toneseemstoshift **BRING YOURTEXT ON MONDAY Londonand its Liberties  Londonandits Liberties - BeforeLondonersbeganattendingperformancesandflocktotheGlobetheatreinnumbers+3,000 - Beforetheywereconsideredcontroversialsiteswheredifferentstationsmixedandmingles - Itwasa theatricalcity - Thoselivingduringtheearly16th-mid/late17thcent.TheycouldseeQ.LizI movethroughthecity, seehugetriumphalmonumentserectedbyKingJames(1603) - Wouldstandinthemiddleofthecity - Hugeamountofceremony - Thosehigherupinstationcouldbeinvitedtocourtto seeotherpeopleofstatus - i.e.theMoroccanambassadorwhocame downto visit - Portraitsofforeignguestsweremade - Spectacleslastedfordays,almostaweek - AttheRoyalExchangeamerchantmightpassperformersonanygivenday - "Orangewomen"-actuallyprostitutes,maskedaswomensellingoranges - Jugglers,etc. - Bear-baiting-tiedabeartoa postand foughtthemwithdogsforentertainment - Passingbybloodsport,prostitutes,anactive,vibrantcityofspectacle - Executionswaseverywhere - Doneinpublictoshowpeoplewhohadcommittedactsoftreason - Scaffold-wherepeoplewereexecutedandalsothenameforwhereplayswereputon - Lateplaygoingbeganin1590s - Manyof thetheatresaregone,becausetheywerebuiltofwood - Neverdrawnout,becauseitwasadirty,low,seedyplace - Nomemoryofwhattheylookedlike - Excitingtogoto as wellasattend - Hamletreflectshowtravelerscamethroughallthetime - Dangerous-cityauthoritieswereverymuchagainstthis  Anycrowdofpeoplewasseenastheseedofriot  Drewthesomeofthelargestcrowdsthat Londonhad everseen  Nocentralpoliceforce  Mayorhad to controlwithoutapoliceforce- noteasilycontrolled □ Hehadto answerto thePrivycouncil,ifanydisordererupted □ Authoritieswerefearfulofsedition - Mysteryplays-characterswerenamedaftercharacteristics - Psychologicalportraits-evil,vice,good,etc. - LegacylivedoninShakespeare'splays - Authoritiesworriedthatifpeoplewhodon’tusuallymeetstartsharingideasariotmightbreakout - Protestagainstauthorities - Theatresallowedforgossipandspreadingideas - Andtheplayscouldspreadnew/dangerousideas - Infectious  Metaphoricalandliteralway - Newideasexplored  Womenexertauthorityovermen,whichisn'ttraditionallyascribed - Puritansdisapprovedonreligiousgrounds - Topretendtobecharacters whotheyweren'tinreallifewasadeception - Forboysto performaswomenwasagain Biblicalandnaturalorder  Feelthegroundshiftintermsofwhatgendermean - Fearofdeceitan
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