Romeo and Juliet Background Info

Who did Shakespeare marry? Anne Hathaway
What type of marriage did Shakespeare have? Loveless and arranged
How many words did Shakespeare add to the English language? 3,000 words
What does Shakespeare examine in his plays? Human existence and condition
When was Shakespeare born? April 23, 1564
When did Shakespeare die? April 23, 1616
What is the Globe Theater? The largest amphitheater where Shakespeare performed his plays
What is a soliloquy? An unusually long speech in which a character on stage alone expresses his thoughts aloud
What is an aside? A brief remark a character makes to the audience rather than to other characters
Where did Shakespeare grow up? Stratford-upon-Avon
Where did Shakespeare go to school? King’s New School
What is the chorus? A speaker who comes on stage to make comments on the action
Where was Romeo and Juliet set in? Verona, Italy during the 1300-1400s
What family does Romeo belong to? Montague
What family does Juliet belong to? Capulet
Who is Mercutio? Romeo’s best friend
Who is Tybalt? Juliet’s cousin
How many sonnets and plays did Shakespeare write? 154 sonnets and 37 plays
What is the theme of Romeo and Juliet? Loyalty, family, and death
What was the Globe theater also called? The Wooden O
What ended the grudge between the 2 families? The death of Romeo and Juliet
Why is Romeo and Juliet still relevant today? Teaches valuable life lessons
Who is Count Paris? A young nobleman who is related to the Prince, wants to marry Juliet
How many children did Shakespeare have? 3; Susanna, Hamnet, Judith
How did hamnet die? plague
What are love poems? Sonnets
When was Romeo and Juliet written? 1595
How was acting regarded? It wasn’t a highly regarded profession and he was looked down upon
Who performed female roles? Young men
Shakespeare is a… Actor, writer, poet, and business man

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