William Shakespeare and His World By Ms. Whittemore
The Shakespeare This way Queen Elizabeth I Without her, Shakespeare would not be famous. She’s to blame. The Man Himself
Shakespeare Anne Hathaway She was 8 years older They had three kids. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s son, died right before Shakespeare wrote Hamlet. He grew up in Stratford, then moved to London when he was married. Anne remained in Stratford during this time.
Famous? Sonnets should make the cash Really? The plays broke the bank William Shakespeare became famous No plague for him and his men! Thesbians unite and travel for royalty
Famous plays Romeo and Juliet A Midsummer Night’s Dream Macbeth Othello Hamlet King Lear History Plays (but we find them to be quite a bore)
Details on the Globe Groundlings/Penny Stinkers/The Penny Public Beer, peanuts, seats Condemned by the religious rights (Puritans) Built across the Thames- outside of London near the houses of ill repute and the bars.
More Details Every play began with a fight of some kind There were very little in terms of stage decoration or props Shakespeare used his purple prose and excessive description to paint a picture for his play goers. Check out this sword fight
Get in the Know You may think Shakespeare is lame. However, you’re going to feel lame if you miss out on the plethora of social references to Shakespeare’s plays. His lines are famous and are used across the globe in several contexts, but mostly in popular media, movies, songs, TV shows, and novels. Here are some lines you may already know by Shakespeare but didn’t realize he wrote them
Famous Lines Double Double Boil and Trouble By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this ways comes What dreams may come? To be or not to be, that is the question Neither a borrower or a lender be To thine own self be true Good night, good night, parting is such sweet sorrow that I may say good night till it be morrow.