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Hamlet Essay

  • Submitted by: Moe2020
  • on March 4, 2011
  • Category: Shakespeare
  • Length: 3,005 words

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Below is an essay on "Hamlet" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

1) The Life & Times of William Shakespeare
Shakespeare:
  * Born April 23, 1564; died 1616
  * Town: Stratford upon Avon
  * Education: Grammar School where he learned Latin
  * Married: Anne Hathaway (she was 27 he was 18)
  * Professional Life:
  * Moved to London to become the chief stockholder of his acting troop: The lord chamberlains Men.
  * Name of troop changed to The Kings Men.
  2) London:
  * Population 200,000
  * Port city (New items and foreign languages)
  * 50 printing presses
  * Free entertainments
  * Cock, fights, public execution.
  * Narrow, Cobblestone, streets
  * Crowded, disease (Plague)
  3) Theatre:
  * Inn Yards – readymade audience.
  * Play, became more popular – permanent building.
  * Rose swan and the globe.
  4) Globe Theatre:
  * Octagonal Shape
  * Thrust stage
  * 3 Balconies
  * Pit for the poor (The Grounding)
  * Partially roofed (day time performance)
  * No curtains
  * Heaven, earth, Hell
  5) The Actor:
  * Male
  * Expert Swordsmen
  * Special effects (sheep’s blood)
  6) The Audience:
  * Noisy and Voice disapproval
  * Venders, prostitutes, pick pockets
  * Rich could rent a stool on stage.
  7) Government (The Divine Right of   Kings)
  * The king is God’s representative on earth.
  * Represent order in the state.
  * If the king is injured or threatened with civil war.   God becomes angry and disorder results.
  * The way to restore order is to kill the person who killed the king.
  8) Health: The theory of the humors
  * Sanguine
  * Blood
  * Amorous, happy, Generous
  * Choleric
  * Yellow Bile
  * Violent Vengeful
  * Phlegmatic
  * Phlegan
  * Dull, Pale, Cowardly
  * Melancholy
  * Black Bile / Glutinous, lazy, sentimental /   Depressed
  9) Monarchy:
  * Elizabeth I
  * Spanish Armada (Navy)
  * No Children
  * James I
  * King of Scotland
  * King James Bible
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