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Shakespearean history and life

Shakespearean history and life

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  • 1. William Shakespeare’s life and works :Macbeth Done by M. S Zondi
  • 2. William Shakespeare  Born April 23, 1564 in Stratfordon-Avon John Shakespeare, his father, was a tanner Also a member of the town council. He held many positions here, including taking care of revenues and paying bills.
  • 3. We don’t know for sure that William attended school in Stratford-on-Avon, but his father was educated and there are references to schools in his plays. • King Edward VI school Stratford-on-Avon, England
  • 4. William’s personal life, continued  Married Anne Hathaway (he was 18; she was 26) Had 3 children: Susanna Judith Hamnet
  • 5. Shakespeare’s family W i ll i a m S h a k e s p e a r e 1 5 6 4 -1 6 1 6 A n n e H a th a w a y 1 5 5 5 (? ) - 1 6 2 3 S uzanna 1 5 8 3 -1 6 3 6 J u d ith 1 5 8 5 -1 6 2 5 H am net 1 5 8 5 -1 5 9 5
  • 6. Will’s life, part II Left his family and went to London (around 1592) Joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Men Was very successful in his own lifetime Retired and went back to Stratfordon-Avon
  • 7. Will’s life, part III New Place – William’s retirement home • Second largest building in Stratford and the only one made of brick. • •Torn down by the last private owner; if he couldn’t have peace there, no one could
  • 8. Will’s career Wrote 37 plays in three genre: • • Tragedy • • History Comedy also wrote 150+ sonnets
  • 9. William’s death Died April 23, 1616 In his will, he left the house and his money to Suzanna; to Anne, he left the second-best bed
  • 10. Shakespeare wrote a play for James … Macbeth. James was not impressed and walked out of the first performance, setting into motion what has been called the “Macbeth curse.”
  • 11. For the performance, the actor playing Lady Macbeth got sick and Shakespeare himself ended up playing the role for the King. •
  • 12. MACBETH is one of Shakespears greatest works  One of Shakespeare’s shortest, but also his darkest play  Full of terrible events, from war to betrayal to suicide to murder (lots)  Full of terrible events, from war to betrayal to suicide to murder (lots)  Its principal concern is with the HUMAN choice between good and evil, and the consequences of choosing evil
  • 13. To this day, actors will not call the play by name, but only refer to it as “that Scottish play.” If an actor DOES say the play’s name out loud, they are forced to leave the building, turn around three times and spit in order to remove the curse.
  • 14. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men Company owned The Theatre •Actually, they owned the building, but not the land. • Took the timbers they owned and floated them down the Thames River to a new spot. • Named the new theatre The Globe.
  • 15. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men Later became the King’s Men -- James I became King after Elizabeth and he bought the naming rights.
  • 16. Lord Chamberlain’s Men Only men could be actors Audiences ranged from low class to royalty Language of the play reflected both parts of his audience
  • 17. The Globe Theatre
  • 18. The Globe then . . . And now . . .
  • 19. This sketch was made by DeWitt in a letter sent to a friend. It is actually a picture of the stage of the Swan.
  • 20. The Globe from across the Thames
  • 21. New Globe' Company members of the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London assemble for a group picture on the newly completed stage. The theater is a thoroughly researched reproduction of the original 16th Century structure which stood on the same site. The Globe's actor-led company is drawn from Britain and America and will officially open its season with Shakespeare's Henry V on June 14.
  • 22. The reconstructed stage
  • 23. Johann Zoffany. David Garrick and Mrs. Pritchard in "Macbeth," 1768. Oil on canvas, approximately 38.5 x 48.5 inches. Garrick Club, London
  • 24. Alexandre-Marie Colin. The Three Witches from "Macbeth," 1827.
  • 25. Alexander Johnston. Macbeth. Steel engraving, approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches, by C. W. Sharpe. The engraving is from Charles Knight's two-volume Imperial Edition of The Works of Shakespere(London: Virtue and Company, 1873-76).
  • 26. Maggie Smith as Lady Macbeth
  • 27. Sean Bean and Samantha Bond in a 2004 London stage production of Macbeth. Note the modern dress.
  • 28. Three witches and Macbeth Clare Swinburne, Alexandra Moen, Jayne McKenna, Sean Bean
  • 29. Orson Welles as Macbeth – a subtitled movie production he starred in as well as directed
  • 30. The end
  • 31. References Slides taken from: Cduprey on 5/ 03/ 2014, Elizabethan England Macbeth  Cardullo, B. 2007. American Drama/Critics: Readings and Writings. Cambridge: Scholars Publishing.  Hauptfleisch, Temple & Steadman, Ian (eds.). 1984. South African Theatre.  Lecture notes by Dalene Labuschagne 04/02/2013 dalenel@uj.ac.za  Potter, Alex. 1987. The Context of Literature written in English.

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