By West, Gilian; Shakespeare, William
For lecturers, this guide presents a method of introducing Shakespeare to scholars who're no longer but able to take on a complete play and, even as, makes use of Shakespeare as a resource for realizing the heritage of language. all the scenes during this assortment (encompassing romance, conflict, slapstick and horror) is a quick, self reliant drama, and is by means of a collection of questions on matters raised and the language used. The paintings deals feedback for literary and theatrical functional work.
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Or not remember what I must be n6w! Northumberland comes b£ck from Bolingbrdke. Arrangement © Gilian West 1995. Multiple copies may be made by the purchasing institution or individual only. 33 Richard and Bolingbroke KING RICHARD What must the King do now? Must he submit? The King shall do it. 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?
Enter Grumio, a servant] GRUMIO Fie, fie on all tired jades, on all mad masters, and all foul [horses ways! Was ever man so beaten? Was ever man so weary? I am sent before to make a fire, and they are coming after to warm them. Now were not I a little pot and soon hot, my very lips might freeze to my teeth, my tongue to the roof of my mouth, my heart in my belly, ere I should come by a fire to thaw me. But I with blowing the fire shall warm myself; for, considering the weather, a taller man than I will take cold.
Devices for elevating the style) used in this scene are the rhetorical question (a question that does not require an answer) and the paradox (a statement that conflicts with what seems reasonable or possible). How do these two devices heighten the emotional power of the scene? 4. 'if I be slain' 'if Death be so apparent' What have these two clauses in common that causes Shakespeare to use 'be' rather than 'am' or 'is'? 5. Most of this scene is written in 'rhyming couplets', that is, in pairs of lines.