Shakespearean History - Key Ideas #7
Shakespeare wrote or had a major hand in writing at least eight plays depicting
English monarchial history of the late fourteenth and the fifteenth centuries.
The History of Henry the Fo
Discussion Questions 5 The History of Henry the Fourth
1A. King Henry IVs open speech sort of conveys this sense of exhaustion. We
learn in his speech that England is in the middle of a civil war, which has left him
Sonnet 18 Summary The speaker begins by asking whether he should or will
compare "thee" to a summer day. He says that his beloved is more lovely and
more even-tempered. He then runs off a list of reasons why summer isnt all
that great: winds shake the bud
A Midsummer Nights Dream: Key Ideas #1
Humans emotions are extremely fickle and inconstant. In the play, people
fall in love and fall out of love this sudden change of heart shows how
fickle minded we humans could be.
Key Facts #2 The Merchant of Venice
Intro to Merchant Of Venice:
The word Jew is very prevalent throughout the play, The Merchant Of Venice.
In Shakespeares time, the legacy of Jew hating in Western Europe was already long and
Key Facts #8
The Shakespearean history play, Henry IV, broadens out to encompass a rich diversity of
languages, characters, and locales.
In Henry IV, several lines of action unfold at once, each connected to particular
Key Facts #3
Pg. 1 - 5
- We must simply enjoy Shakespeare, savor his imaginative richness, and take
pleasure in his infinite delight in language.
If we do not like Shakespeare, we are in some danger of not understanding him.
The Shakespearean Comedy Key Facts #2
The theme of Love is often frequent in a Shakespearean comedy. Midsummer
Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, and The Merry Wives Of Windsor are perfect
examples of a Shakespearean Comedy.
Discussion Questions #7
There are numerous conflicts within Henry IV. One worth noting first is the
conflict between King Henry and his son, Prince Hal. Throughout most of the play, Hal
spends his time messing around and pre
Discussion Questions #6
1. Gadshill is the town in which Poins, Peto, Bardolf, and Harry play a joke on
Falstaff by hiding his horse in the woods. They find this funny because Falstaff
complains that he is tired from traveling
The Merchant Of Venice Discussion Questions #2
3. Analyze the relationship between Shylock and Jessica. Does Shakespeare
want us to sympathize with Jessica? Why or why not?
Shylock is the father of Jessica in this play and Shak
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Plot Summary
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1 opens at the palace of Theseus, the Duke of Athens. Theseus is anxiously awaiting his
marriage to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, which is to be held in four days on the first
night of the