William Shakespeare<br />23 April 1564 – 23 April 1616<br />
Shakespeare’s life<br />Who is he ?<br />Poet and playwright<br />Widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English La...
Shakespeare’s life<br />Some interesting facts about him<br />Some doubts about the origin of his works<br />Died on his b...
Shakespeare’s life<br />little records of his childhood<br />Probably educated at King’s New School at Stratford , his hom...
Shakespeare’s life<br />His family<br />Son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden<br />At 18 , he married Anne Hathway<br />H...
Shakespeare’s life<br />Social Status<br />A highly respected poet and playwright of his time<br />One of the owners of a ...
England in Shakespeare’s time <br />The Monarchy then …<br />Queen Elizabeth ( up to year 1603 )<br />King James VI<br />
England in Shakespeare’s time <br />People in power affecting Shakespeare<br />When queen Elizabeth passed on , Shakespear...
England in Shakespeare’s time <br />Social Classes at that time …<br />Mainly consist of two parts <br />Gentlemen and lan...
England in Shakespeare’s time <br />Social Classes at that time …<br />3 types of landholding commoners<br />Freeholders (...
The Renaissance <br />Meaning …<br />A rebirth or revival<br />The beginning of a new modern period<br />Influencing liter...
The Renaissance <br />The changes that took place …<br />Composed theatrical representations of the English took on life, ...
The Renaissance <br />Shakespeare inserted reality into every character<br />Looked at life from a different angle , where...
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  1. 1. William Shakespeare<br />23 April 1564 – 23 April 1616<br />
  2. 2. Shakespeare’s life<br />Who is he ?<br />Poet and playwright<br />Widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English Language<br />
  3. 3. Shakespeare’s life<br />Some interesting facts about him<br />Some doubts about the origin of his works<br />Died on his birthday<br />A curse was carved on his grave to the man who move the grave<br />
  4. 4. Shakespeare’s life<br />little records of his childhood<br />Probably educated at King’s New School at Stratford , his hometown<br />Probably where he developed his interest for literature<br />
  5. 5. Shakespeare’s life<br />His family<br />Son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden<br />At 18 , he married Anne Hathway<br />Had a daughter , Susanna , and a pair of twins , Hamnet and Judith <br />But Hamnet passed on at the age of 11<br />
  6. 6. Shakespeare’s life<br />Social Status<br />A highly respected poet and playwright of his time<br />One of the owners of a leading playing company of that time <br />
  7. 7. England in Shakespeare’s time <br />The Monarchy then …<br />Queen Elizabeth ( up to year 1603 )<br />King James VI<br />
  8. 8. England in Shakespeare’s time <br />People in power affecting Shakespeare<br />When queen Elizabeth passed on , Shakespeare started to write tragedy .<br />
  9. 9. England in Shakespeare’s time <br />Social Classes at that time …<br />Mainly consist of two parts <br />Gentlemen and landholding commoners <br />4 main types of gentlemens<br />Nobility ( passed on )<br />Knights ( mark of honor received from the monarch )<br />Esquires ( having knights in their ancestry )<br />Clergy ( those who work in the church )<br />
  10. 10. England in Shakespeare’s time <br />Social Classes at that time …<br />3 types of landholding commoners<br />Freeholders ( their land is passed on through the family . They can never be evicted and they pay rent to the gentlemen )<br />Leaseholders ( Live on land with tenacies . Land which are to be renewed after they are expired )<br />Copyholders ( Simply living on land paying rent which could change anytime , and they could be evicted anytime )<br />
  11. 11. The Renaissance <br />Meaning …<br />A rebirth or revival<br />The beginning of a new modern period<br />Influencing literature , philosophy , art , politics , science as well as religion <br />
  12. 12. The Renaissance <br />The changes that took place …<br />Composed theatrical representations of the English took on life, death, and history<br />Writers started to publish their own ideas about humanity and the aspects of a perfect society<br />
  13. 13. The Renaissance <br />Shakespeare inserted reality into every character<br />Looked at life from a different angle , where every “human” were given psychological complexity .<br />Even monarch had human emotions and were capable of making mistakes<br />
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