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William Shakespeare
Widely regarded as
the greatest writer
in English
Literature
Shakespeare
• 1564-1616
• Stratford-on-Avon, England
• wrote 37 plays
• about 154 sonnets
• started out as an actor
Shakespeare wrote:
•Comedies
•Histories
•Tragedies
Romeo and Juliet
•Written about 1595
•Considered a tragedy
Julio Caesar
•Was written
approximately in 1599
•Is a tragedy
Differences
• No scenery
• Settings > references in
dialogue
• Elaborate costumes
Actors
• Only men and boys
• Young boys whose voices had not
changed play women’s roles
• Would have been considered
indec...
Fonts
• www.jc-schools.net/tutorials/eng9/BrickeyShakespeare
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  1. 1. William Shakespeare Widely regarded as the greatest writer in English Literature
  2. 2. Shakespeare • 1564-1616 • Stratford-on-Avon, England • wrote 37 plays • about 154 sonnets • started out as an actor
  3. 3. Shakespeare wrote: •Comedies •Histories •Tragedies
  4. 4. Romeo and Juliet •Written about 1595 •Considered a tragedy
  5. 5. Julio Caesar •Was written approximately in 1599 •Is a tragedy
  6. 6. Differences • No scenery • Settings > references in dialogue • Elaborate costumes
  7. 7. Actors • Only men and boys • Young boys whose voices had not changed play women’s roles • Would have been considered indecent for a woman to appear on stage
  8. 8. Fonts • www.jc-schools.net/tutorials/eng9/BrickeyShakespeare
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