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English 15, Fall 2019 Introduction to Shakespeare Introduction to Shakespeare & Richard III, Class 1
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Introductory Lecture; Richard III Lecture 1 Topics 1. Introduction to Shakespeare’s Life & Career Richard III: The Set-Up 2. Shakespeare’s Career & Genre 3. Shakespeare & the History Play 4. From Chronicle to Character 5. Richard’s Back story
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Life in Shakespeare’s England
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Nasty, Brutish, & Short
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Life in Shakespeare’s England: Nasty, Brutish, Short -infant mortality rate: high -life expectancy: low -sanitation: not great! -malnourishment: ubiquitous and chronic -medical care: not great!
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Life in Shakespeare’s England: Nasty, Brutish, Short
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Life in Shakespeare’s England: Nasty, Brutish, Short Famine, War, Pestilence, & Death
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Life in Shakespeare’s England: Nasty, Brutish, Short Plague 1564 (the year of Shakespeare’s birth) -more than a quarter of the population Stratford died of plague. -twenty thousand Londoners died 1603 (the year James I became King of England) -thirty-six thousand Londoners died of plague
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Life in Shakespeare’s England: Nasty, Brutish, Short
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Shakespeare’s England: It’s Alive! Demographic Boom -population of England: rising rapidly -population of London: skyrocketing -London: fastest growing city in all of Europe
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Shakespeare’s England: It’s Alive! Beginnings of the Modern World Trinity of modern inventions: Compass Gunpowder Printing Press
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Shakespeare’s England: It’s Alive! Beginnings of the Modern World Trinity of modern inventions: Compass Gunpowder Printing Press
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Shakespeare’s England: It’s Alive! Beginnings of the Modern World Trinity of modern inventions: Compass Gunpowder Printing Press
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare Shakespeare’s England: It’s Alive! Renaissance Europe -invention of the printing press -“discovery” of the new world -beginnings of modern science
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 15 Introduction to Shakespeare

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