William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616). Birth. Shakespeare’s birth date is unknown, however, we do know he was baptized on April 26 th , 1564 . Note: May have been born three days earlier on April 23 (the same month and day he was recorded to have died in 1616) The third of eight children
Note: May have been born three days earlier on April 23 (the same month and day he was recorded to have died in 1616)
twins Hamnet (male) and Judith (female)
Note: It is probably no coincidence that one of Shakespeare’s famous characters has a name very similar to that of his only son. That character and play, of course, is known as Hamlet. Tragically, his son Hamnet died at the age of 11 of unknown causes.
Were a lighter form of drama which aimed to amuse audiences and often ended happily.
Were based on the lives of real people and most concerned the rise and fall of English kings and nobility.Henry V performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company inStratford and London(History)
2 long narrative poems
Several other poems
- Stratford home and countryside (photos) from http://www.ambassador-tours.com/images/garden/Stratford-Upon-Avon.jpg
-“Travelling Players” by Brian O’Neil (painting) from www.theothersidegallery.org
- 15th Century London (replica photo) from http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/8540a/21913/
- Romeo and Juliet (painting) by http://english149-w2008.pbwiki.com
- Macbeth (stage photograph) by www.malabar.net
- King Lear (stage photograph) by
- Much Ado About Nothing (film photo) from http://www.celluloidheroreviews.com/2007/11/29/much-ado-about-nothing/
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (stage photograph) by http://dancehunter.blogspot.com/2006/04/bard-hits-burbs-texas-repertory.html
- Henry V (stage photograph) by www.dailyinfo.co.uk
- Bubonic plague (drawing) from hawtaction.com
- Macbeth original play from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth
- Shakespeare Portrait #1: www.solarnavigator.net/history/explorers_hist..
- Shakespeare Portrait #2: librarykvpattom.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/s..
- Shakespeare Photograph (actor) #3: blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/brown/archives/Sir%20W...
- Shakespeare Drawing: etc.usf.edu/clipart/700/794/shakespeare_2_lg.gif
- “Getting Acquainted with Shakespeare” (handout) (1985) by J. Weston Walch
- Shakespeare Teacher’s Guide (1999) by Shirley Eley Nachtrieb, McDonald Publishing
- Bryson, Bill. Shakespeare: The World as Stage (article)