lecture 3

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Key concepts
Sonnet(sonet; sonetto = little song)
Petrarchan sonnet (Italian Sonnet)
Francesco Petrarch
Octave; sestet
Public circulation of sonnets
Shakespearean sonnet
Quatrain; couplet
Poet - speaker
Paradox; metaphor
Contrastive taxonomy
Iambic pentameter
Feet; light stress; heavy stress
Fair boy sonnets
Dark lady sonnets
Lecture outline
Theatrical detractors and Queen Elizabeth's wish to control the theater
Quarto; First Folio (1623); foul papers; fair copy; "the book of the play"/ promptbook
"allowed copy"
Shakespeare from stage to page (key concepts)
Sonnet origins, traditions
What is a sonnet?
Shakespeare's sonnets - questions of publication and reception
Why write a sonnet and for whom?
Conventional attributes and innovative attributes
Shakespeare's sonnets
Sonnet 2 (beauty, time, poetry)
Sonnet 1 (the young man)
Sonnet 18 ("this"/ poetry)
Sonnet 130 (the dark lady)
Sonnet 114 (two loves)
Sonnet 135 and 136 (the will to love)
How to read the 1609 sonnet sequence
How to read a sonnet?
Looking ahead: The Sonnet and Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Id the Master of Revelry looking at the actual copy?
Allowed copy of a play is the one licensed to be put on
Given other plays of the time, it seems likely that he approved
You see breaks or "splits" within the plays
If Shakespeare would have approved of the division of his plays into five acts
We have one play that was collaboratively written with Tomas Moore, along with
We don't have any of his plays written in his hand
As scholars, this is what we don't know:
Lecture 3 - 19/ 09
Monday, September 19, 2011
12:04 PM
C. de Souza ENGB32H3 Page 1
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