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Michele Douglas Graves County High School Introduction to Romeo and Juliet Presented November 2002

Michele Douglas Graves County High School Introduction to Romeo and Juliet Presented November 2002

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William Shakeapeares Life and Times

William Shakeapeares Life and Times

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Halls Croft

Halls Croft

Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon

Son of John & Mary Arden

Similar to the home young Shakespeare may have grown up in.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Grammar School

1583 Married Anne Hathaway

Susanna, Hamnet, Judith

Seven Dark Years

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London in 1600s

London in 1600s

Conditions in London were not pleasant.

Homes of the poor were small and dirty

Sewage ran in open ditches in the streets

Overcrowding and unemployment were major problems.

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London Bridge

London Bridge

Heads of traitors were displayed on pikes on the citys main bridge.

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The New Globe

The New Globe

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The Globe

The Globe

Located on the south bank of the Thames

The most famous London Playhouse

Owned by the Burbage family

Flew a flag to announce a performance

Acting companies used boys to play female roles.

Shakespeare was a member of Lord Chamberlains Company. Later called the Kings Men.

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The wealthys view of the stage

The wealthys view of the stage

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The Heavens

The Heavens

as seen by the groundlings

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Objections to Theaters

Objections to Theaters

Large assemblies of people

Spread diseases

Guilt by association

Theaters were often located outside the city walls to avoid censor by Londons Lord Mayor.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Written in 1599

Celebrates the passion of youthful love

Dates back to 400 AD in a Greek Romance

Feud--a prolonged conflict between families.

The feud is so old that the cause has been forgotten.

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The Balcony Scene

The Balcony Scene

Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo?

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