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  1. ShakespeareGulielmus Filius Johannes Shakespeare April 23, 1564 ~ March 25, 1616

  2. His Life and Times • Shakespeare means: one who shakes the spear. Probably a reference to his family being great warriors. • Early Years ~ • Born in Stratford upon Avon • Family • Richard Shakespeare ~ grandfather • Farmer • John Shakespeare ~ father • Dealing in leather goods and trading wool, grain, and other farm produce.

  3. Schooling • Attended a free school from 6:00 am – 5:00 pm • Studied • Latin • Grammar • Reading • Writing • Catechism

  4. Marriage & Children • Anne Hathaway • She was 26 years old • He was 18 years old • She gave birth to a daughter, Susanna, six months after wedding, on May 26, 1583 • Later to twins, Hamnet and Judith, on February 2, 1585

  5. Seven Dark Years • During 1585 ~ 1592 there are no records of Shakespeare’s life at all; ages 21-28. • Theories ~ • Acting • Usher to the master of a school • Teacher • Apprentice to a Butcher • Servant to a playhouse • Thief of venison & rabbit from Sir Lucy

  6. Arrival to London • 1593 ~ 1595 • Poems: • Venus and Adonis • The Rape of Lucrece • Joined: • Lord Chamberlain’s Men 1594 ( an acting troop ) Already wrote the following plays by this time: • Comedy of Errors • Love’s Labor’s Lost • The Two Gentlemen of Verona • Henry VI • Titus Andronicus • The Taming of the Shrew • A Midsummer’s Nights Dream • Richard III, • King John • Romeo and Juliette

  7. Globe Theater • 1601~1608 • Theater was built in 1599 • Half owned by the Burbage Family Brothers Cuthbert and Richard • Other half owned by actors: • William Shakespeare • Will Kempe • Thomas Pope • Augustine Phillips • John Heminges

  8. Globe Visuals

  9. Globe Exterior

  10. Globe in Shakespeare’s Day

  11. Shakespeare Controversy • It is believed by some that Shakespeare did not even write his plays, poems & Sonnets • Some scholars have argued that he was neither educated enough or had enough time to write such great work. • There is no evidence to confirm or deny that statement.