Shakespeare: His Life and Times. Adapted from http://www.public.asu.edu/~muckerrm/English_321_S2005/Introduction.ppt. Early Life. (Probably) Born April 23, 1564 Died April 23, 1616 Lived in Stratford-upon-Avon, England He was the 3rd born of 8 children Parents:
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Adapted from http://www.public.asu.edu/~muckerrm/English_321_S2005/Introduction.ppt
As reproduced in William Rolfe, Shakespeare the Boy (1896).
From Stratford’s web site: http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/index.htm
Elizabethan Theatrical Conventions
daytime only shows
to act on stage
These factors influenced the performance.
Types of speech
rank (in tragedies)
Ultimately, Shakespeare delivered what would keep the audience intrigued: