William Shakespeare. Early Modern England. Shakespeare’s Time: Late 16 th and early 17 th century England (1564-1616) Columbus “discovered” America in 1495. Queen Elizabeth I was ruler of England (1533-1603) and then James I (1603-1625)
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"Yes trust them not: for there is an upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tyger's hart wrapped in a Player's hyde, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blanke verse as the best of you: and beeing an absolute Iohannes fac totum [Jack-of-all-trades, Master of none], is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey. O that I might entreate your rare wits to be employed in more profitable courses: & let these Apes imitate your past excellence, and never more acquaint them with your admired inventions."
-written on Shakespeare’s tomb stone
“I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture”
-in Shakeapeare’s Last Will and Testament
Son of Macduff
Three other witches
(and other Lords, soldiers, attendants, messengers etc.)
Macbeth Character List: Fill These in as we read and write down what you think they are like, what they may look like, your impressions of them etc.