William Shakespeare By: Courtney Mattingly and Anna O’Donnell
Childhood • He was born on April 23, 1564 • He was baptized three days later • He was born in the Stratford area • His family was prosperous and dealt in farm products and wool • Out of the eight children he was the third oldest
Adulthood • On November 28, 1582 he married Anne Hathaway • He was married at eighteen years of age • On May 26, 1583 William and Anne had their first child, Susanna • On February 2, 1585 they had twins, Hamnet and Judith • One of the twins, Hamnet died at the age of 11, on August 11, 1596
Poems • William Shakespeare called himself a poet • He and others became poets to become famous • Shakespeare composed his sonnets from 1593 and 1601 • His sonnets were published in 1609 • The Sonnets of Shakespeare contains 154 sonnets • His sonnets portray an image of beauty, love and the inescapable end of time.
Some of Shakespeare’s Poems • A Fairy Song • A Lover's Complaint • All the World's a Stage • Aubade • Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind • Bridal Song • Carpe Diem • Dirge • Dirge of the Three Queens • Fairy Land I • Fairy Land ii • Fairy Land iii • Fairy Land v • Fear No More • Fidele • from Venus and Adonis • From you have I been absent in the spring... (Sonnet 98) • Full Fathom Five • Hark! Hark! The Lark • It was a Lover and his Lass • Love • My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun (Sonnet 130) • Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck (Sonnet 14) • Not marble nor the guilded monuments (Sonnet 55) • Orpheus • Orpheus with his Lute Made Trees • Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Sonnet 18) • Sigh No More • Silvia
His impact on society • He brought forth many works that have been read throughout the centuries • His writings were well known and were a reason many people went to the theater • His works were very popular and people started using his phrases in there everyday speech • The theater also allowed people who were born into a low class family make large sums of money and become well known because of their dexterity and not bloodline
Random Facts • Shakespeare introduced the phrase "Dead as a door nail.”
Bibliography • http://www.bardweb.net/man.html • http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/ • http://www.poemhunter.com/william-shakespeare/ • http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/122 • http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080215085821AAO8RJr • http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071016004322AA0pDZo