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The life of William Shakespeare. 1564-1616. Shakespeare’s birth. Baptized on April 26 th , 1564 Exact date of birth is unknown Assumed he was born on April 23 rd Baptism usually took place 3 days after birth Born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in a house on Henley Street

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The life of william shakespeare

The life of William Shakespeare

1564-1616


Shakespeare s birth

Shakespeare’s birth

  • Baptized on April 26th, 1564

  • Exact date of birth is unknown

  • Assumed he was born on April 23rd

    • Baptism usually took place 3 days after birth

  • Born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in a house on Henley Street

  • Father: John Shakespeare

  • Mother: Mary Arden


The life of william shakespeare

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Shakespeare’s birthplace,

House on Henley Street


Shakespeare s marriage

Shakespeare’s marriage

  • Married Anne Hathaway on November 28th, 1582

    • Shakespeare, 18

    • Anne, 26 (considered middle-aged)

  • Assumed that their marriage was not a happy one

  • 6 mos. later, Susanna is born

  • 1585 Anne gives birth to twins

    • Hamnet and Judith

    • Hamnet dies of unknown causes at age 11


Shakespeare s family

Shakespeare’s family

  • Family was pretty well-off

  • John  town mayor

  • John comes across some $ trouble

    • Possibly due to drinking

  • Almost all of Shakespeare’s siblings die at a young age


Four periods of shakespeare s life

Four periods of Shakespeare's life

  • First period

    • Cheerful period, showing youthful love and imagination

      • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors

  • Second period

    • 1595-1601

    • Progress in Dramatic Art

    • Deeper insight to human nature

    • Sense of sadness

      • As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, IV


Four periods of shakespeare s life1

Four periods of Shakespeare's life

  • Third period

    • 1601-1608

    • Time that Shakespeare may have been ‘out of sorts’

    • Father dies in 1601

    • Wrote many tragedies

      • Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear

  • Fourth period

    • 1608-1613

    • Calm strength and sweetness

    • Mother dies in 1608

    • Recollection of her kindness may have spurred the more positive outlook on life

      • Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest


Shakespeare s lost years

Shakespeare’s lost years

  • First Lost Years

    • 1578-1582

  • Second Lost Years

    • 1585-1592

  • Not much information about S during this time period

  • People believe during these lost years Shakespeare:

    • Perfected his craft

    • Established himself as a dramatist

    • Gained experience at the theatre


Shakespeare s death

Shakespeare’s death

  • Much like Poe, Shakespeare’s death is also a mystery

    • Possibly because of drinking

  • Dies on his 53rd birthday, April 23rd, 1616

  • S gives all of his land to his eldest daughter and gives Anne the “second-best bed”

    • Another hint to their unhappy marriage


The original globe theatre

The original Globe Theatre


The current globe

The current globe


The globe theatre

The Globe Theatre

  • Opened in 1599 in Bankside, Southward, London

  • Octagonal shaped building

  • Open air arena – circular shape

  • Two doors

    • Main entrance and exit door

  • Arena projected halfway into the pit

    • “Apron” stage

    • Stage extended past proscenium arch

    • Surrounded by three tiers of roofed galleries with balconies


The globe theatre cont

The globe theatre cont.

  • Could hold ~1,500 people

  • Shakespeare became part owner of the Globe

  • Virtual tour of the Globe

    • http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/about-us/virtual-tour

  • Destroyed by a fire on June 29th, 1613


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