Macbeth

Allusion references to 1. Mythology 2. The Bible3. Other Literature 4. History/ Events/ Politics5. Media
When did King James I of England ascend the throne 1603
How did Shakespeare try to please King James I? With Certain Elements
What was King James? superstitious
What book did King James write? Demonology
What was “Demonology” about? witchcraft and supernatural events
What did theatre enthusiasts believe it was bad luck to say? “Macbeth”
Instead of saying the word of bad luck what did they say? “Macb” or “The Scottish Play”
What was the reason toward the superstition? It is said that Shakespeare used real curses, but copied them wrong
What was the “counter curses” Include: leave the theatre, spin 3 times, spit, and curse
What were the first years of the Globe theatre? and what happened to the theatre in this time? 1599- 1613: destroyed by a fire during a performance
What were the second years of the Globe theatre? and what happened to the theatre in this time? 1614-1642: closed by the puritans
What is the current years of the Globe theatre? 1997- present
Groundlings poor people who sat on the ground of the theatre, closest to the stage
Why does Shakespeare write? to please everyone (rich people and poor people)
Where does Macbeth take place? Scotland
Where is King James originally from? Scotland
Was King James religious? Extremely religious, so the play has many scriptural refrences?

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