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Title: William Shakespeare


1
William Shakespeare
  • The man
  • The Legend

2
Basics
  • Born 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Son of Mary and John
  • One of 8 children
  • Died 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Married Anne Hathaway in 1582 in
    Stratford-upon-Avon

3
A Man of Mystery
  • Not much is known about Shakespeare
  • Between 1587 and 1592 there are no records or
    documents or ANYTHING that tells us what was
    going on The Lost Years
  • In 1592, he shows up in London as an actor and a
    writer.

4
The Works of Shakespeare
  • 37 plays (between 1590 and 1614)
  • Many poems and sonnets. His sonnets are quite
    famous.
  • There is a lot of debate currently surrounding
    Shakespeare and his plays.

5
The Setting Playhouses
  • Plays were THE places to be
  • Catered to all classes
  • Poor stood on the floor
  • Rich had seating, stadium style
  • Indoor halls and outdoor amphitheatres
  • Not a ton of scenery (props)

6
The Globe
  • Built in 1599
  • Open-air amphitheatre
  • Owned by Lord Chamberlains Men
  • Burned down in 1613 during performance of Henry
    VIII
  • Rebuilt and could hold 3,000

7
Companies of Players
  • Player Actor
  • No women allowed
  • Often times, writers would write plays for
    different companies of players
  • The Queen, Elizabeth 1 demanded that players be
    licensed
  • Examples
  • Queens Men
  • Admirals Men
  • Lord Stranges Men
  • Lord Chamberlains Men
  • Kings Men

8
Romeo and Juliet
  • A tragedy
  • Star-Crossed Lovers
  • Romeos family hates Juliets familythis is the
    story of how they come together despite that
  • Capulets vs. Montagues
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