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  • 1. William Shakespeare Done by Ng Jia Sheng(19) 2P3
  • 2. William Shakespeare
    • William Shakespeare
      • an English poet and playwright
      • England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon"
    • Interesting facts
      • Dying on his birthday which happens to be St George’s Day
      • Putting a curse on anyone who dared to move his body from his final resting area
      • Macbeth performance beginning every 4 hours in the world
  • 3. William Shakespeare’s life
    • Shakespeare becoming a writer
      • Sitting in The Olde Generic Pub with his friend George Michael, Member of Parliament for Oldford.
      • Discussing how Shakespeare felt profound discontentment at being a delivery man for a small chain of London boot makers.
      • George Michael suggested Shakespeare to become a playwright, which he agreed but was doubtful of which theatre.
      • They asked someone called Elton of St. John's Wood who suggested The Globe Theatre. This is where Shakespeare writing life began.
  • 4. William Shakespeare’s life
    • Childhood Life
      • educated at the King's New School in Stratford
    • Family
      • Father- John Shakespeare
      • Mother- Mary Arden
      • Siblings- Joan, Margaret, Gilbert, Joan, Anne, Richard, Edmund
      • Children- Susanna, Hamnet and Judith
  • 5. William Shakespeare’s life
    • Social Status
      • Shakespeare's family was of the wealthy merchant class or petty gentry. His mother's family was gentry and Shakespeare worked hard to raise his father's status by getting him a grant of arms.
    • Inspiration
      • Shakespeare loved to write poems when he was younger so he decided to write them for money, but ended up writing more wonderful plays.
    • Why so popular
      • Shakespeare knows how to express his feelings and gives off hints through the play to keep the audience’s attention
  • 6. England in Shakespeare’s time
  • 7. Significant Events
    • English nationalism
    • arts flourished
    • the reign of Elizabeth I
    • circumnavigation of the world by Sir Francis Drake between 1577 and 1580
    • defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588
    • official recognition that Elizabeth I gave to Oxford and Cambridge
    • forefront of international trade and the race for colonisation
  • 8. Ruler of Monarchy
    • Queen Elizabeth
      • Accomplishments
      • Defeat of Spanish Armada
      • Leading English Renaissance Age
      • Allowing English economy to improve greatly
      • Preparing for colonization in the next century
      • Last monarch for Tudor dynasty
  • 9. The Queen’s impact on Shakespeare’s work
    • proclaimed one of the acting companies Leicester’s Men
    • as members of her household
    • exempting them from London’s laws against performing
  • 10. Shakespeare’s plays
    • Theatres
    • the set up affect the plays that Shakespeare presented
      • Allows suspension in the audience
      • Allows audience to know what is going to happen
  • 11. The Renaissance
    • The meaning of renaissance
      • rebirth or revival
      • The revival of arts of the visual, audio and the words
  • 12. The Renaissance
    • The significant events
      • The idea of Humanism was that human had the ability to do anything
      • The Catholic Pilgrims left England for the New World fearing persecution from the Protestant reformation lead by King George the Third
  • 13. The Renaissance
    • Effect on Shakespeare’s work
      • utilized his knowledge of Greek and Roman classics when writing his plays without limitations
      • upheaval in the accepted social hierarchy allowed Shakespeare to explore the humanity of every character regardless of their social position
      • focused on creating “human” characters with psychologically complexity
  • 14. The Renaissance
    • Influence on Shakespeare’s works
      • Shakespeare creates work that is of a duplicate of the Renaissance world