the tempest key terms

colonialism is an important context-(caliban) : system of establishment, exploration, and expansion of overseas territories by another country
comic relief break in serious tone of a text to offer humor + lighter tone
pun play on words where two words that sound the same have different meanings
metaphor figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
iambic pentameter five feet per line: short long short
blank verse unrhymed iambic pentameter
prose essay
verse poetry(where line breaks)
blocking where the actors move on stage
gesture how the actors move their bodies
William shakespeare (dates) 1546-1616
Anne Hathaway wife-3 children
Lord Chamberlain’s Men the kings men
patron protection + introductions
patronage system of support for arts + sciences renaissance Europe- honor, prestige, nice connections himself
the globe theatre earth theatre-burned down twice
the heavens stars painted on top of roof
the groundlings people standing in front og stage
Queen Elizabeth r.- 1558-1603, known as virgin queen
Elizabeth Period James 1 r.- 1603-1625, king
public theaters large, open-air, big audiences, buy ticket at door
private theaters smaller, inside palaces, exclusive, invitation only
travelers’ tales and exhibitions -ancient tales-contemporary
masque a form of amateur dramatic entertainment
bare stage setting left open
quartos 1594 on: small, short, cheap; one play each- 18 plays appeared in this format
first folio 1623-single book of 36/38 plays- 2 columns of text
henry clay folger founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
royal shakespeare company acting company, he was a shareholder

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