William Shakespeare Lek Hong (14) (2P3)
Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>A English Poet and Playwright </li></ul><ul><li>Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the E...
Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>Dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to be an apprentice at his father’s shop </li></ul>...
Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>Enrolled at the King's New School in Stratford at the age of four </li></ul><ul><li>Studied lat...
Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>His father, who was supposed to be a farmer, became a glove-maker, a profitable trade </li></ul...
English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>People lived in small towns and villages, where the great majority were farmers </li...
English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>Great difference between ordinary people and the rich and powerful </li></ul><ul><li...
English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>The monarchy were the most powerful and influential people, and could sentence death...
English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>At that time, England was at the age of poetry and drama </li></ul><ul><li>Theatres ...
English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>Those who paid higher prices could sit on seats </li></ul><ul><li>Highest storey for...
The Renaissance <ul><li>Means “Rebirth of Learning” </li></ul><ul><li>Began in Italy in the fourteen century and spread th...
The Renaissance <ul><li>Period of change, questioning and vitality </li></ul><ul><li>People no longer believed everything ...
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  1. 1. William Shakespeare Lek Hong (14) (2P3)
  2. 2. Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>A English Poet and Playwright </li></ul><ul><li>Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language </li></ul><ul><li>And the world's pre-eminent dramatist </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to be an actor, but when the theatre closed, he became a writer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>Dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to be an apprentice at his father’s shop </li></ul><ul><li>Married Anna Hathaway at the age of eighteen and gave birth to two children </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>Enrolled at the King's New School in Stratford at the age of four </li></ul><ul><li>Studied latin and greek for six days a week </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually went on to London to become a playwright </li></ul>
  5. 5. Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>His father, who was supposed to be a farmer, became a glove-maker, a profitable trade </li></ul><ul><li>He became mayor of a town, while wife Mary was from a rich and ancient landowning family </li></ul>
  6. 6. English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>People lived in small towns and villages, where the great majority were farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Most people stayed a villagers throughout their entire lives </li></ul><ul><li>Transport was difficult, mainly on horses </li></ul>
  7. 7. English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>Great difference between ordinary people and the rich and powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Queen Elizabeth I ruled England from 1558 to 1603, and people believed that they were the very divination and representation of God Himself. </li></ul>
  8. 8. English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>The monarchy were the most powerful and influential people, and could sentence deaths without question </li></ul><ul><li>People believed that they had a fixed position in life, no democracy </li></ul><ul><li>People at a certain social level were likely to stay there </li></ul>
  9. 9. English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>At that time, England was at the age of poetry and drama </li></ul><ul><li>Theatres had no roof at the centre (the stage), so they depended on sunlight </li></ul><ul><li>Audience stood at the yard in front of the stage </li></ul>
  10. 10. English in Shakespeare’s Time <ul><li>Those who paid higher prices could sit on seats </li></ul><ul><li>Highest storey for machinery to lift actors </li></ul><ul><li>No props for scenery, so narrator describes places, and audience could use their imagination </li></ul><ul><li>No actresses </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Renaissance <ul><li>Means “Rebirth of Learning” </li></ul><ul><li>Began in Italy in the fourteen century and spread throughout Europe </li></ul><ul><li>There was new interest in the ancient Greek and Roman classics and new forms of art </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Renaissance <ul><li>Period of change, questioning and vitality </li></ul><ul><li>People no longer believed everything they were told </li></ul><ul><li>Tried to find out things by themselves </li></ul>
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