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Title: William Shakespeare


1
William Shakespeare Some Biographical Notes

2
The Early Years
  • ? Born in April 1564in Stratford on Avon

? His father - a fairly rich merchant
3
Stratford on Avon
4
Shakespeares Schooling
5
Wife and Children
  • ? Marriage to Anne Hathaway in 1582
  • ? Anne was 26, he was 18
  • ? 3 children
  • ? The youngest, Hamnet died at the age of 11

6
London
  • ? went to London at 21

? joined a travelling company of actors
? worked both as an actor and a writer
7
London Life in the 16th Century
  • Poor sewer system
  • High crime rate
  • But
  • 200,000 inhabitants
  • the cultural and political heart of England

8
The Globe Theatre
  • ? opened in 1599

? His successes had made Shakespeare a
rich man
? He became one of the principal investors
9
Ups and Downs
  • Failures and successes
  • The affair with the "Dark Lady"

10
The end of his life
  • Return to Stratford in 1610
  • Destruction of the Globe Theatre in 1613 (the
    Great Fire of London)
  • In 1616 Shakespeare died on April, 23 (his
    birthday!)

11
Looking back
  • Shakespeare wrote 37 plays
  • and 154 sonnets
  • and an unknown number of long epic poems

"Alls well that ends well"
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