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