By West, Gilian; Shakespeare, William
For academics, this instruction manual presents a method of introducing Shakespeare to scholars who're now not but able to take on an entire play and, while, makes use of Shakespeare as a resource for knowing the heritage of language. all of the scenes during this assortment (encompassing romance, conflict, slapstick and horror) is a brief, self sufficient drama, and is by means of a suite of questions about matters raised and the language used. The paintings deals feedback for literary and theatrical sensible work.
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Where's he? Here, sir. Is thy name Wart? Yea, sir. Thou art a very ragged wart. Shall I prick him, Sir John? It were superfluous; for his apparel is built upon his back, and the whole frame stands upon pins. Prick him no more. Ha, ha, ha! You can do it sir, you can do it. I commend you well. Francis Feeble! Here, sir. What trade art thou, Feeble? A woman's tailor, sir. Shall I prick him, sir? You may; but if he had been a man's tailor, he'd ha' prick'd you. Wilt thou make as many holes in an enemy's battle as thou hast done in a woman's petticoat?
Must he be depos'd? The King shall be contented. Must he lose The name of king? A God's name, let it go. I'll give my jewels for a set of beads, My gorgeous palace for a hermitage, My gay apparel for an almsman's gown, My figur'd goblets for a dish of wood, My sceptre for a palmer's walking staff My subjects for a pair of carved saints, And my large kingdom for a little grave, A little little grave, an obscure grave Or I'll be buried in the king's highway, Some way of common trade, where subjects' feet May hourly trample on their sovereign's head; For on my heart they tread now whilst I live, And buried once, why not upon my head?
The first line of each verse rhymes with the third; the second line rhymes with the fourth; and the fifth line rhymes with the sixth. The last three lines of each verse are identical, and so may be called a 'refrain'. Write a poem of your own describing one of the four seasons as vividly as Shakespeare has. Try to use the same metrical pattern. Arrangement © Gilian West 1995. Multiple copies may be made by the purchasing institution or individual only. 31 Richard and Bolingbroke In 1399, King Richard II returns from wars in Ireland to find that his banished cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, has invaded England and won over the nobles to his cause.
An approach to Shakespeare by West, Gilian; Shakespeare, William