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William shakespeare. Shakespeare is considered one of the world’s greatest and most famous playwrights However, surprisingly little is known about him So, what is known about him?. He was baptized on April 26, 1564 (that’s almost 450 years ago)

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William shakespeare

William shakespeare


William shakespeare

Shakespeare is considered one of the world’s greatest and most famous playwrights

However, surprisingly little is known about him

So, what is known about him?


William shakespeare

He was baptized on April 26, 1564 (that’s almost 450 years ago)

In 1582 – when he was 18 years old – he married Anne Hathaway (she was 26 at the time)

Not this one 


William shakespeare

About four years after he married he moved to London in an attempt to make his fortune

By this time, there was already an established community of playwrights in London, and by 1595 Shakespeare was well-known enough to be one of them

He was part of the acting company named Lord Chamberlain’s Men (all actors were men back then – even for the female roles)

This particular company often performed for royalty and was later called the King’s Men


Who cares

Who cares?


Why study shakespeare

Why study Shakespeare?

  • Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest writers in history because of his quality of work.

  • Basically, what he writes is genius. His characters are relatable, interesting, and emotional

  • His command of language and drama is extraordinary


Did you know shakespeare coined all of these phrases

Did you know? Shakespeare coined all of these phrases

The game is up

Too much of a good thing

  • All’s well that ends well

  • Dead as a doornail

  • Fight fire with fire

  • Foul play

  • Good riddance

  • Green eyed monster

  • Vanish into thin air

  • Wild goose chase

  • I have not slept a wink

  • In a pickle

  • I wear my heart on my sleeve

  • Love is blind

  • Off with his head

  • Star crossed lovers

  • Up in arms


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