Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
William Shakespeare
Libro
Performer Heritage (Second Edition) / Volume 1
Capitolo
William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare: life
Where did the following events occur? Choose the correct alternative.
A: Where was Shakespeare born?
B: Where did he go in 1584?
C: Where did his company build the Globe Theatre?
D: Where did he spend the latter part of his life?
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Shakespeare's plays: style and imagery
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Different levels of ________ and action are used to portray Shakespeare's characters, which can change from ________ to verse.
2. There are ________ scenes, songs, music and dances and also magical transformations.
3. ________ and metaphors, assonance and alliteration, and groupings of metaphors and similes are often present.
4. ________-clusters are connected to the main themes of the plays and define their tones.
5. Shakespeare used obscure and ________ words and mythological allusions, but he also ________ a lot of new words.
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Shakespeare's sonnets
Complete the passage with the correct information.

The Shakespearean sonnet is divided into three ________ and a ________. Before the publication of a collection of Shakespeare's sonnets in ________, which includes ________ sonnets in decasyllables, his poems had probably already been read by his ________ and then sent to his ________, the Earl of Southampton.
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Shakespeare's sonnets
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Shakespeare's sonnets are not always chronological as their style, method and content are different.
B: The first section into which the sonnets can be divided is addressed to a 'fair youth', probably the Earl of Southampton.
C: Some sonnets in the first section deal with different topics, such as the destructive power of money and moral power.
D: The second section is addressed to a 'dark lady' or 'black woman', who is physically beautiful and irresistibly desirable.
E: Shakespeare broke with the Petrarchan courting tradition in the choice of the addressees.
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Shakespeare's sonnets: themes and style
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In Shakespeare's sonnets the traditional theme of ________ is treated in an unusual way, because instead of addressing and praising a ________'s worth and beauty, Shakespeare addresses a young ________. Universal themes such as time, art, love, ________ and beauty as well as emotions and ________ are explored. The style of his sonnets is characterised by rich and vivid ________ language and the absence of ________ references, which gives an impression of immediate speech.
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Shakespeare the dramatist
Tick the plays Shakespeare wrote between 1599 and 1601.
A: A Midsummer Night's Dream
B: As You Like It
C: Hamlet
D: Henry V
E: Julius Caesar
F: King Lear
G: Macbeth
H: The Merchant of Venice
I: The Merry Wives of Windsor
J: Twelfth Night
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Shakespeare's plays: general features
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In Shakespearean plays themes are ________ and their real meaning becomes clear ________. Scenes can be very different: in some of them there can be many characters, in some others very few; some are in ________, some in private; some are full of action, some others devoted to ________. There are most important scenes with decisive ________, preceded and followed by shorter scenes that are purely informative. Sometimes questions are left open even after the end of the ________.
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Shakespeare's plays: structure
Read the text below and find the seven mistakes in it.

Shakespeare did not always consider the three Senecan unities of time, place and speech, so the structure of the play was rigid. He did not give great importance to the division between the acts and, as in the Elizabethan theatre there was no stage fall to separate the acts, the plays were performed intermittently. Moreover, soliloquies, asides, introductory passages spoken in a prologue or by a chorus, orations and speeches were used effectively by Shakespeare thanks to the typical act of the time, where contact between actors and audience was very distant.
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Shakespeare's plays: stage directions
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Most stage direction
A: were added by the editors, especially in the 19th century.
B: are provided by the text itself.
C: give information about the way in which characters enter the stage and leave it.
D: are often given directly using a question or a metaphor.
E: ask the spectators to use their imagination.
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Shakespeare's plays: characters
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The social classes in Shakespeare's plays are ________ represented and we can always find a hierarchy behind every ________.
2. There is always a king, a prince, a duke or a nobleman, and then, down the social ________, there are nurses, rustics and servants.
3. Family ________ are another important feature and these relationships often represent a conflict between older and younger generations.
4. There are ________ correspondences: for example three lords and three ladies, two lovers, two princes.
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