Shakespeare’s Theatre and “Romeo and Juliet”

Elizabethan Era The time period when Queen Elizabeth 1 was in power.
Queen Elizabeth 1 The monarch (ruler) of England from 1533- 1603
The Globe known as Shakespeare’s home theater, it was one of the first theater’s built in the ’round’ (almost a complete circle)
London the city Shakespeare spent much of his life writing, performing, and living in.
Stratford-upon-Avon The location of William Shakespeare’s birth and death. This is where his wife and children lived.
William Shakespeare actor, playwright, and arguably the world’s best storyteller in history
Early Modern English The language William Shakespeare wrote with/in
“Pyramus and Thisbe” The source material for William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Written by Ovid. Takes place in ITALY and features a lioness.
Ovid Italian poet and writer. Shakespeare’s favorite author. Wrote “Pyramus and Thisbe.”
Groundlings The audience members in Elizabethan England who could only afford the penny to enter, then stood on the dirt ground for the entire performance.
Lord Chamberlain’s Men The acting company William Shakespeare first toured with.
The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet One of the original titles of the love story, Romeo and Juliet.
The Montagues Lady and Lord Montague, Benvolio, RomeoLoyal= Mercutio, Balthasar
The Capulets Lord and Lady Capulet, Tybalt, JulietLoyal= The Nurse
the Neutral characters Prince Escalus, Count Paris, Friar Lawrence, Apothecary
April 23rd the accepted day of both Shakespeare’s birth and death

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