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Boyd Holly William Shakespeare Presentation

  1. 2. <ul><li>William Shakespeare is one of the greatest playwright of all time. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare didn’t have any formal training in writing or acting. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare has written sonnets (or poems), plays (love, comedy, tragedy) </li></ul><ul><li>Was a poet, actor and playwright, father, husband, brother and son </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>There are no original manuscripts published. </li></ul><ul><li>All of his works that were published occurred after his death </li></ul><ul><li>His sonnets and plays were published without his permission </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Henry IV </li></ul><ul><li>Four part play </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on real historical events and figures </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest masterpiece of world’s literature </li></ul><ul><li>Brandes, “believed this is when Shakespeare developed his individuality. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Henry IV </li></ul><ul><li>A new king is crowned after being in exile </li></ul><ul><li>A protest against the new king by the Percy Family </li></ul><ul><li>A freud between families regarding who should control the throne. </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning stages of a civil war </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>A Midsummer Night’s Dream </li></ul><ul><li>Speculation he wrote the for the Queen and due to large amount of weddings being performed during time-period. </li></ul><ul><li>Very imaginative due to fairies and potions </li></ul><ul><li>This play is still being performed throughout the world </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>A Midsummer Night’s Dream </li></ul><ul><li>A father makes the decision on who his daughter should marry. </li></ul><ul><li>The flower “powder” makes the fairies fall in love with the first object/person that they see. </li></ul><ul><li>Another one of William Shakespeare’s love triangles. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest love story in history </li></ul><ul><li>Love at First Sight the forbidden love </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo and Julie’s devotion towards one another by marrying without their families consent or knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Sneaking around so they could see each other. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo believes he beloved Juliet is dead so he commits suicide to be with her. However, she wasn’t dead. </li></ul><ul><li>The family freud and all those who die due to the cost of love </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>154 Sonnets where published Shakespeare’s sonnets were published prior to any of his plays </li></ul><ul><li>The order the sonnets were published is possibly not in the correct order as they were written </li></ul><ul><li>The identity of the characters in his sonnets are a mystery. (real or fictional) </li></ul><ul><li>The dark lady: possibly a women he had an affair with </li></ul>
  10. 11. William Shakespeare Sonnet 20 <ul><li>Discuss about a female who is beautiful without any make up </li></ul><ul><li>The women’s beauty is natural </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare continue’s to describe the woman with great passion </li></ul><ul><li>Several critics believe that this sonnet is very sexual </li></ul><ul><li>The characters are sexually devoted to each other </li></ul>
  11. 12. William Shakespeare Sonnet 20 <ul><li>His passion is compared to Christ’s passion </li></ul><ul><li>O’Keefe believes that youth is woman, however was given genitals which made him a man. </li></ul><ul><li>I think it was because Shakespeare couldn’t love him like a woman in societ </li></ul><ul><li>I believed that William Shakespeare was sexually frustrated </li></ul>
  12. 13. William Shakespeare Conclusion <ul><li>Shakespeare has been dead closely 400 hundred years </li></ul><ul><li>His work has been translated into several different languages </li></ul>