lecture 2

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Key Concepts: Shakespeares World
The curtain, the globe, the date of the first London theatre
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Capacity of playhouse
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Dangers of the theatre
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Gentlemen, Citizen, Yeomen artificers, labourers
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Liberties
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Places within the theatre: The Yard; Groundings; Lord’s Room
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Theatrical detractors (stage v pulpit)
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Deuteronomy 22:5
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Master of the revels, Sir Edmund Tilney
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Allowed copy
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Quarto: First Folio (1625); Foul papers; fair copy; “The book of the play”/ promptbook
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Lecture Outline
The Theatre in Renaissance England
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The theatre and theatricality of early modern London life
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Theatrical detractors
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The Oxford Shakespeare - Norton
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Shakespeare and the printed book
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Situating ourselves historically
The English Renaissance: early 16th century - mid/late 17th century
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Shakespeare's life : Baptised April 1564 - April 1616
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Writing life 1590 - 1613
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Important Dates:
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Reinvigorating Northern Europe
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Revisiting classical texts (Greek and Latin) that influenced Britain
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Reflects our same way of thinking
Race, ethnicity, nationhood
Part of our inheritance
History of literature, science, thought
Historical period that marks many of our ideas
Also known as Early Modern period
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The fruition of everything classical OR the beginning of where we were going to go
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Renaissance - rebirth that came out of Italian and Mediterranean art
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Next time: Sonnets
Practice reading actively
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Practice using a double-entry notebook
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Begin your Shakespeare Dictionary
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Write down the images you recall
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Read again and write down particular words and images that are governing the story of the
sonnet, what images change?
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Read again, tracing where the sonnet the tone seems to shift
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Read a sonnet once through
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** BRING YOUR TEXT ON MONDAY
London and its Liberties
Lecture 2 - 14/ 09
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
12:11 PM
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