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The Life of William Shakespeare. Basic Biography. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon . Although no one is sure of his exact day of birth, most conjecture that it’s April 23, 1564. Shakespeare left school at the age of fourteen , which was not uncommon for the time period.

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The life of william shakespeare

The Life of William Shakespeare


Basic biography
Basic Biography

  • Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. Although no one is sure of his exact day of birth, most conjecture that it’s April 23, 1564.

  • Shakespeare left school at the age of fourteen, which was not uncommon for the time period.

  • He married Anne Hathawaywhen he was eighteen years old. (1582). She was eight years older.


Continued
Continued…

  • By 1585 they had three children.

  • Nothing is really known about Shakespeare between 1585 -1592.

  • However, by 1592, there is record that Shakespeare was working in the playhouses in London.


Shakespeare the writer
Shakespeare the Writer

  • During Shakespeare’s career he wrote thirty-seven plays and numerous sonnets.

  • Some of his most famous include: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, the Taming of the Shrew, and Macbeth.

  • Shakespeare added approximately 1700words to the English language.


Some words
Some words…

  • submerge

  • suspicious

  • Laughable

  • lonely

  • majestic

  • misplaced

  • monumental

  • Hurry

  • dislocate



Controversy
Controversy of his plays is called the

  • Since his death, there has been some speculation whether he really wrote all of the plays himself or they were written by a group of people.

  • Some have even questioned whether he really existed at all. The mysteries surrounding Shakespeare may never be solved, but there is no arguing about the lasting impact of the plays and poems attributed to him.

  • Shakespeare is buried in Trinity Chapel outside of London.


Elizabethan england
Elizabethan England of his plays is called the

  • Queen Elizabeth I- reigned from 1558-1603

  • Age of discovery:

    • Pursuit of scientific knowledge and the exploration of human nature.

    • Assumptions concerning feudalism openly challenged.

  • Reformation

    • Continuous strife. “Bloody Mary”- catholic.


The globe theatre
The Globe Theatre! of his plays is called the


The globe
The Globe of his plays is called the

  • Open air amphitheatre that could sit up to 3000.

  • The “pit” is the floor surrounding the stage where “one-penny” spectator stood

  • Brought the social elite as well as the disorderly drunks.

  • Burned down in 1613


The globe1
The Globe of his plays is called the

  • New Globe built and operated until 1642.

  • Then the puritans closed it down and deconstructed it in 1644.

  • In May 1997, Queen Elizabeth II built and re-opened it.


Shakespeare s home
Shakespeare’s Home of his plays is called the


Anne hathaway s home
Anne Hathaway’s Home of his plays is called the


Trinity chapel
Trinity Chapel of his plays is called the


Shakespeare s tombstone
Shakespeare’s Tombstone of his plays is called the

  • “Good friend for Jesus sake forebare

  • To dig the dust encloasedheare

  • Bleste be ye man et spares these stones

  • And curst be he yt moves my bones.


Shakespeare s bust
Shakespeare’s Bust of his plays is called the


Romeo and juliet

ROMEO AND JULIET!! of his plays is called the

What you have waited all semester for!

(or at least I have).


Romeo and juliet1
ROMEO AND JULIET!! of his plays is called the

  • How has it influenced culture?

    • Andy Griffith

    • Just in case you think it does NOT influence modern culture, look at this: Letters to Juliet

  • What do you know about Romeo and Juliet?

  • Listen to these two songs and write down what you think the play might be about

    • Love Story

    • Check Yes Juliet


R j drama basics
R & J- Drama Basics of his plays is called the

  • What your standard says “Identify and analyze elements of literary drama (e.g., dramatic irony, dialogue, soliloquy, monologue, aside).

  • So here you go….

  • Dramatic Irony- When you know something that a character does not.

  • Dialogue- When two people are engaged in a conversation


  • Soliloquy of his plays is called the - a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections. When a character voices his thoughts out loud when NO ONE ELSEis within distance to hear.

  • Monologue- a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker, esp. one dominating or monopolizing a conversation.


  • Aside- of his plays is called the A piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by the other actors on stage.

  • A remark made in an undertone so as to be inaudible to others nearby.


Side note
Side Note… of his plays is called the

  • Plays in Shakespeare’s time HAD to be entertaining.

  • Explanation…


The basis of the story a family feud
The Basis of the Story of his plays is called the A family Feud

  • The Montague’s

    • Romeo

    • Montague & Lady Montague

    • Benvolio- Romeo’s Cousin

    • Mercutio- closest friend to Romeo

    • Balthasar- Romeo’s dedicated servant

  • The Capulet’s

    • Juliet

    • Capulet & Lady Capulet

    • Tybalt- Juliet’s cousin

    • Juliet’s Nurse

    • Paris- wants to marry Juliet


The prologue tells you everything you need to know
The Prologue: Tells you everything you need to know of his plays is called the

  • Two households, both alike in dignity,

    In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,     From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,     Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.     From forth the fatal loins of these two foes     A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;  Whose misadventured piteous overthrows     Do with their death bury their parents' strife.     The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,     And the continuance of their parents' rage,     Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,     Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;     The which if you with patient ears attend,     What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.




  •  The fearful passage of their death- of his plays is called the mark'd love, And the continuance of their parents' rage,     Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,

  • Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;     The which if you with patient ears attend,     What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.


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