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  • William Shakespeare
    By: Rachel Bartholomew, Tom Sitarski, TJ Ngo, and Alex Cohen
  • Parents- John Shakespeare and Mary Arden
    Children- Joan, Margaret, William, Gilbert, Joan, Anne, Richard, and Edmund
    William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway
    Married Anne when she was 26 and he was only 18
    Children- Susanna and twins, Hamnet and Judith
    Hamnet died at age eleven
    Biography: Family
  • Born in April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon
    No one knows his exact birthday
    Lived in a Tudor House
    The street was covered with an uneven stone surface and was full of people, carts, animals, and garbage
    John Shakespeare
    Glover- made and sold gloves and other leather gloves
    Couldn’t write
    Shakespeare attended the King Edward VI Grammar School
    Learned little Latin and Greek
    Biography: Birthplace
  • Nothing known of William Shakespeare between 1585-1592
    Legends:
    Shakespeare left Stratford for London after being caught poaching deer
    Shakespeare left Stratford for London to begin his theatrical career minding horses before the playhouses
    1592- He was in London writing plays
    Biography: Lost Years
  • Shakespeare lived in London while his wife and children lived in a mansion in Stratford-upon-Avon
    He did his writing in London
    He went back and forth between the two towns
    Biography: London
  • Many people feel that someone other than William Shakespeare wrote the plays and poems published under his name
    Oxfordians are the source of the debate
    Shakespeare scholars find that their claims are not based on fact
    Authorship
  • Authorship: Reasons why Shakespeare might not have been the author
    No poet-dramatist from England wrote about his death
    His will was very thorough, but didn’t include any books or manuscripts
    In school, he only learned small Latin and a little Greek
    His plays have French, Italian, Latin, and Greek
    Plays represent Renaissance art
    He did not go to a higher level school to learn this knowledge
    Open minded and wide ranged for his time period
  • Proof that he wrote Venus and Adonis
    Dedicated to Earl of Southampton and later The Rape of Lucrece was dedicated to the same man
    Romeo and Juliet, Titus, Henry IV were attributed to Shakespeare
    Also attributed to Edward Earl of Oxford
    Edward de Vere of Oxford
    Said to have written some of Shakespeare's plays and poems
    Authorship
  • Different Types of Work
    King John
    Tragedies
    Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Julius Caesar
    Comedies
    The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew
    History
    Richard III, King John
    Poetry
    Sonnets
    A Lover’s Complaint
  • Popular Plays
    Romeo and Juliet
    Hamlet
    Julius Caeser
    King Henry the Fourth Part I
    King Leer
    Macbeth
    Merchant of Venice
    Othello, the Moor of Venice
    Romeo and Juliet
    The Tempest
    Twelfth Night
  • Nature
    Poet informed by nature
    Garden
    Influences
  • About Shakespeare
    Sonnet 20
    Sexuality
    Wrote many sonnets about his love for a young man
    Sonnet 20
    There are only two portraits of him
    Racist
    Anti-Semitic towards Jews
    Lived through the black death epidemic which killed 33,000 people
  • William Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words
    Arouse
    Bedroom
    Eyeball
    Majestic
    Undress
    Laughable
    Lonely
    Cold-blooded
    Worthless
    Bedroom
    Inventions
  • Phrases
    “If you have ever refused to budge an inch”
    “Tongue tied”
    “In a pickle”
    “See better days”
    “Laughing yourself to stitches”
    Inventions
  • Had the ability to describe a lot with not many words
    Great story teller
    Many different categories
    Stories can relate to all periods of time
    Why did Shakespeare impact the world?
  • Has been credited with being the best playwright and poet ever
    Has been said to shape the English language into what it is today
    Added words to the English language
    Influenced many other authors and poets
    Many of his phrases are still popular today
    “It’s all Greek to me”
    What he left behind…