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William Shakespeare: A Brief Biography
 

William Shakespeare: A Brief Biography

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This presentation introduces Form Two students to Shakespeare's life and works. Further details on the presentation can be found on its first two slides.

This presentation introduces Form Two students to Shakespeare's life and works. Further details on the presentation can be found on its first two slides.

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    •  This PowerPoint aims to introduce Form Two students to a unit on three (3) Shakespearean plays by briefly relating details about Shakespeare’s life and works. At the end of this session, students will be able to quote three (3) of his famous phrases.
    • After the presentation, the teacher will lead a class discussionwhere students will articulate what they have gleaned from thepresentation. Subsequently, they will be separated into groupsof four (4); each group will be given a paper with one (1) of thephrases and asked to draw a picture representing it. When thegroups have finished, each will show their drawing and theclass will guess which phrase has been represented. At the endof the exercise, they will be asked to write their three (3)favourite phrases.
    •  Mystery Hopeless romantic Excellent playwright What else?
    •  Invented 2,035 English Words May be up to 10,000 Invented numerous common phrases “All of a sudden” “Love is blind” “All that glitters is not gold”
    •  Romeo and Juliet Hamlet Othello Twelfth Night
    •  Plays often seen as erotic and strange Cannot really identify with characters • Overzealous • Heroic • Full of life and youth • Self-hatred.
    •  November 28th, 1582 Shakespeare: eighteen His wife, Anne Hathaway: twenty-six Seven months later: daughter, Susanna
    •  Susanna born in May, 1583 Twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in February 1585 Hamnet died in 1596
    •  The tombstone curse: Good friend, for Jesus´ sake forbeare To digg the dust enclosed here! Blest be ye man that spares thes stones And curst be he that moues my bones.
    •  Translation: Good friend, for Jesus’ sake, forbear To dig the dust enclosed here; Blest be the man that spares these stones And curst he that moves my bones.
    •  The second-best bed (not as bad as it seems) Most of his estate to Susanna Proof he was involved in theatre. The end of the line - 1670
    •  Get into groups of four (4). Your group will be given a paper with one of Shakespeare’s famous phrases. With your group, draw a picture representing the phrase. See if the class can guess which phrase you’ve drawn!