William Shakespeare Free powerpoints at  http://www.worldofteaching.com
Life and Times <ul><li>What we know about Shakespeare comes from church documents and legal records. </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Family <ul><li>Shakespeare was the 3 rd  of eight children </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564. </li></u...
Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>Shakespeare was an actor </li></ul><ul><li>By 1594, he was a charter member of the theatrical c...
Romeo and Juliet <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet was among the early plays of Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>This play was written...
Other Plays <ul><li>Julius Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Hamlet </li></ul><ul><li>Othello </li></ul><ul><li>King Lear </li></ul...
Death <ul><li>Shakespeare died April 23, 1616 (52 years later on his birthday) </li></ul><ul><li>He is buried under the ol...
Shakespeares Theater <ul><li>James Burbage built the first permanent theater in England. </li></ul><ul><li>Acting companie...
Theater continued <ul><li>In his play Henry V Shakespeare calls his theater the Wooden O </li></ul><ul><li>Groundlings – p...
Acting <ul><li>Acting was not considered a respectable profession by the English Puritans </li></ul><ul><li>All women’s pa...
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  1. 1. William Shakespeare Free powerpoints at http://www.worldofteaching.com
  2. 2. Life and Times <ul><li>What we know about Shakespeare comes from church documents and legal records. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some documents that we have are baptismal registration, marriage license, and records of real estate transactions. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Family <ul><li>Shakespeare was the 3 rd of eight children </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare was born in Stratford </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare’s dad was a shoemaker and sometimes served as a justice of the peace </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare died April 23, 1616. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>Shakespeare was an actor </li></ul><ul><li>By 1594, he was a charter member of the theatrical company called Lord Chamberlains Men, which later become The Kings Men. </li></ul><ul><li>The Kings Men were supported by King James </li></ul>
  5. 5. Romeo and Juliet <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet was among the early plays of Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>This play was written between 1594 and 1596 </li></ul><ul><li>By 1612 Shakespeare had written thirty-seven (37) plays. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other Plays <ul><li>Julius Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Hamlet </li></ul><ul><li>Othello </li></ul><ul><li>King Lear </li></ul><ul><li>Macbeth </li></ul><ul><li>Midsummers Night’s Dream </li></ul><ul><li>Henry V </li></ul>
  7. 7. Death <ul><li>Shakespeare died April 23, 1616 (52 years later on his birthday) </li></ul><ul><li>He is buried under the old stone floor of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. </li></ul><ul><li>The following is carved on his tombstone. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Good friend, for Jesus sake forbear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To dig the dust enclosed here. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blessed be the man that spares these stones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And cursed be he that moves my bones” </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Shakespeares Theater <ul><li>James Burbage built the first permanent theater in England. </li></ul><ul><li>Acting companies played where they could find a spot. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually this would be in the courtyards of inns </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare built the GLOBE Theater </li></ul>
  9. 9. Theater continued <ul><li>In his play Henry V Shakespeare calls his theater the Wooden O </li></ul><ul><li>Groundlings – people who stood around the stage for the price of a penny </li></ul>
  10. 10. Acting <ul><li>Acting was not considered a respectable profession by the English Puritans </li></ul><ul><li>All women’s parts were played by boys </li></ul><ul><li>Women did not enter the theater until much later. </li></ul><ul><li>Juliet would have been played by a boy. </li></ul>
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