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  • Language Arts Holiday Task 1 Shakespeare By : Eric Seow (8)Class: 2P1
  • English poet and playwright
    Greatest writer in England
    World’s pre-eminent dramatist
    Shakespeare’s Life
  • Shakespeare’s Life
    Interesting Facts:
    Nobody knows Shakespeare’s actual birthday
    Shakespeare never published any of his plays
    Shakespeare’s family were all illiterate
    • William Arden, a relative of Shakespeare's mother Mary Arden, was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I, imprisoned in the Tower of London and executed
  • His Education
    Loved to write. One day, a famous actor found all of his plays and stories that he had written, so he decided to become a writer.
    Shakespeare’s Life
    • Most probably educated at King’s New School in Stratford. Received intensive education in Latin grammar and the classics
  • Inspired by
    Great writers
    • Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Plutarch
    Shakespeare’s Life
  • Plays were extremely dramatic, which led to his success
    Drama was the ideal means to capture the diverse interests of his time
    Shakespeare’s Life
  • Elizabethan England, ruled by Queen Elizabeth I
    Writers were deeply influenced by Italian sonnets
    Music was still in the Renaissance period
    England In Shakespeare’s Time
  • List of Significant Historical Events
    • Crowning of Queen Elizabeth (1558)
    • Putting to death of Mary Queen of Scots (1587)
    • The defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588)
    • The Essex Rebellion (1601)
    England In Shakespeare’s Time
  • The people in power had a heavy impact on Shakespeare’s works
    Queen Elizabeth, a great patron of arts, aided Shakespeare by quashing Puritans, who wanted to shut down theatres, and changing the dominant language in England from Latin to English, leading to Shakespeare writing most of his plays in English
    England In Shakespeare’s Time
  • People in England during that time had a strong sense of social class, classified according to wealth, occupation and ancestry
    Social classes determined many factors, from what a person could wear, what he could do, and even what jobs his children could take on.
    England In Shakespeare’s Time
  • Social Classes
    • The Nobility; rich and powerful
    • 55 rich families, led by a duke, baron or earl
    England In Shakespeare’s Time
    • The Gentry; most important social class
    • 5% of the population, knights, squires, and gentlemen who did not work with their hands
  • Social Classes
    • The Yeomanry; middle-class people
    • Could survive comfortably, but could also be wrecked by disease or misfortune
    • Yeomen farmers, tradesmen and craft workers
    • The Poor
    England In Shakespeare’s Time
    • The sick, disabled, old and feeble and wounded soldiers
    • Due to enclosure
  • Theatres
    • English Renaissance Theatre, also known as Elizabethan Theatre
    • Globe Theatre, where most of his plays were held in the mid afternoon
    No lighting
    Weather permitting
    England In Shakespeare’s Time
  • Open-air theatres during that era compelled actors to shout out their lines, stress their enunciation, engage in exaggerated theatrical gestures
    Despite costumes and props being utilized, changes in scenes were not made during curtain closings, as there were no curtains or stagehands
    These changes were made during speeches and narrative situations
    England In Shakespeare’s Time
  • The Renaissance
  • A cultural movement from the 14thto the 17thCentury in art and literature
    Marked the transition from the medieval era to modern era
    Significant events and changes
    • The Black Death
    • Reduced the population of Europe by over 50%
    • 1st Printing press in the world was invented
    • Columbus almost discovers America
    • Grenada, the last Moslem presence in Spain, falls
    The Renaissance
  • The upheaval in the accepted social hierarchy allowed Shakespeare to explore the humanity of every character regardless of social position
    Even the high-ranking monarchs were given human emotions and were capable of making mistakes
    After the Renaissance, Shakespeare was able to utilize Greek and Roman classics when writing his plays
    The Renaissance
  • The End