Twelfth Night Vocabulary and Biography

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.Twelfth Night Section - Vocab Act | Word | Definition | I | Cloistress | A nun in religious seclusion or in a convent | I | Brine | Water with salt as in tears | II | Cozier | Shoemaker; cobbler | II | Inure | To make less sensitive: harden; to become advantageous | III | Feign | Pretend | III | Rave | To talk irrationally or incoherently; to praise | III | Incredulous | Incredulous | III | Scruple | Ethical doubt that inhibits action | III | Beguile | Captivate; enchant | IV | Curate | Parish, priest | IV | Dissemble | Fool, pretend | V | Jocund | Merry; happy | V | Tainting | Spoiling; contaminating morally: corrupting | V | Pavin | Dance |
Author Biography -
William Shakespeare was born in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. It is generally accepted that he attended the King's New School, the Stratford grammar school known for its classical curriculum, because of his knowledge of Latin classics and written scenes recalling grammar school experiences such as exercises memorized by schoolboys. It is known for certain that at age 18, he married Anne Hathaway with whom he had 3 children. Susanna was born May 26, 1583 and the twins, Judith and Hamnet, were born February 2, 1585. It is not known for sure how he supported his family or where they lived but by the early 1590's, he was established in London as both an actor and playwright. The majority of his money however, did not come from his writing or performances but from his position as a sharer in the Lord Chamberlain's Men, which earned him 1/10 of the company's profit. This was enough to allow Shakespeare to become a successful real estate investor.The public acting of women was prohibited in the England of Shakespeare's time and so writers would often emphasize

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