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Shakespeare’s parents and early years • He was born in 1564 • Father - John Shakespeare • Mother - Mary Arden • William Shakespeare had 4 sisters and 3 brothers. • Lived in Stratford
Shakespeare's education and childhood • Began his education at the Stratford grammar school • Learned reading and writing, English and Latin • His stories have a familiarity with the stories by Latin authors, like Seneca, Cicero, Ovid, Virgil, and Horace Stratford grammar school
Lost Years • First Lost Years 1578-1582 • He left school and went to work • Second Lost Years 1585-1592 (after the birth of twins until he went to London).
Shakespeare’s family • Married Anne Hathaway in 1582 • Had 3 children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith • They lived in Stratford Temple Grafton Church
Shakespeare as playwright and actor the Lord Chamberlain's Men • He began asuccessful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company • His plays were on the London stage by 1592
Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain's Men • From 1594, Shakespeare's plays were performed only by the Lord Chamberlain's Men • After the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, James I changed its name to the King's Men • In 1599, they built their own theatre, the Globe. The Globe
Shakespeare’s final years Holy Trinity Church • Shakespeare retired some years before his death. • His last three plays were collaborationswith John Fletcher, • Shakespeare was buried in the Holy Trinity Church
Shakespeare’s grave Good frend for Iesvs sake forbeare, To digg the dvst encloased heare. Blest be ye man yt spares thes stones, And cvrst be he yt moves my bones. In modern English, but retaining the literary style, this would be: Good friend, for Jesus' sake, forbear, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.