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  • 1. William Shakespeare – his life
    Nigel Tan 2p122
  • 2. Shakespeare – his life
    Baptised on 26/04/1564
    William was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden
    He was the third child of eight
    Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon
    He was likely educated in King's New School in Stratford
    He was an actor, playwright, writer and poet
  • 3. Shakespeare – his life
    He married Anne Hathaway in 1582, when he was 18 and Anne, 26
    They had three children, a daughter(Susanna) and a pair was twin(Hamlet and Judith)
    He was the part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men
    Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London
  • 4. Shakespeare – his life
    His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres which were raised to their peaks during the 16th Century
    In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances
    He was the eldest surviving son
    Died on 23/04/1616, three years after he retired to Stratford in 1613
  • 5. Shakespeare – his life
    Shakespeare probably became a writer due to the influence of his education in King's New School as they provide an intensive education in classics, modern day literature
    His social status was very high. He was a respected poet in his own day and even now, he is still worshipped and revered
  • 6. Shakespeare – his life
    His works were well received as they were romance in genres and published during the romantic period, which originated during the second half of the 18th Century
    The romantic period was when his works were best received and reputation, peaked
  • 7. England in Shakespeare's time
    The England then was known as the Elizabethan era
    It as also considered to be the golden age in English History as that was when the flowering of English poetry, music and literature took place
    The monarchy then was ruled by Queen Elizabeth I
  • 8. England in Shakespeare's time
  • 9. England in Shakespeare's time
    Under Queen Elizabeth’s rule, the anglo-spanish war broke out in 1585 and lasted until 1604
    The two main parties involved were England and Spain
    Queen Elizabeth was a centralised, well-organised, and effective government
  • 10. England in Shakespeare's time
    The Elizabethan period influenced Shakespeare's works greatly as that was a period of romance and reality
    Shakespeare’s works revolved around this genre of love, sacrifice and affection with examples such as Romeo and Juliet
  • 11. England in Shakespeare's time
    Elizabethan Theatre
  • 12. England in Shakespeare's time
    The public theatres were three stories high, and built around an open space at the centre
    The stage was a platform surrounded on three sides by the audience, only the rear being restricted for the entrances and exits of the actors and seating for the musicians
    The upper level behind the stage could be used as a balcony, or as a position from which an actor could harangue a crowd
  • 13. England in Shakespeare's time
    Towns then were much smaller than the ones today and majority of the people were farmers
    The people then carried on many trades and crafts
    The rich were likely to remain so while the poor, sadly, was likely to remain poor
    The people in power supported Shakespeare's works by being “patron” to his work
  • 14. The Renaissance
    The Renaissance is the birth of learning
    There was new interest in ancient Greek and roman classic as well as new forms of art, architecture, music and literature
    People tried to find things out for themselves rather than believe what they are told
    It was typical of people then to live only to the age of 50 years old
  • 15. The Renaissance
    Scientific and medical knowledge was progressing very fast in Shakespeare's day, despite the great deal of ignorance
  • 16. Thank you – The end