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A brief biography on William Shakespeare created by Amanda Owens in 2008. Information and pictures gathered from the Internet.

A brief biography on William Shakespeare created by Amanda Owens in 2008. Information and pictures gathered from the Internet.

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  • 1. The Great Bard The life and works of William Shakespeare
  • 2. Birth and childhood Believed to have been born April 23, 1564 Baptised April 26, 1564 (church records) Born and raised in Stratford- upon-Avon, England by John (town official and local businessman) and Mary Shakespeare 1 of 8 children but only 5 of them survived to adulthood King’s New Grammar School taught boys basic reading and writing. We assume William attended this school but we have no definite proof
  • 3. Family In 1582 an eighteen year old William married a pregnant Anne Hathaway Daughter Susanna born 7 months later Twins Hamnet and Judith born in 1585 but Hamnet died at age 11
  • 4. Writing First poem Venus and Adonis registered in April 1593 Second poem The Rape of Lucrece in May 1594 In 1609 his sonnets were published without his permission Lived in London for work, far away from family for 20 years Supposedly wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets
  • 5. Contributions Performed for Queen Elizabeth in 1594 Named one of the owners of the Globe theatre in 1599 Titled one of the King’s Men and named a shareholder in 1594 and 1595 All prove that he was a performer and writer in the theater community
  • 6. Inside the Globe Theater The Globe Theatre was a theater in London associated with William Shakespeare. It was built in 1599 by Shakespeares playing company, the Lord Chamberlains Men, and was destroyed by fire on June 26, 1613. A second Globe Theatre was rebuilt on the same site by June 1614 and closed in 1642. A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeares Globe", opened in 1997. It is approximately 750 ft from the site of the original theatre. You can visit it and see a show!
  • 7. That’s a lot of plays…HISTORIES COMEDIES TRAGEDIESCymbeline Alls Well That Ends Well Antony and CleopatraHenry IV, Part I As You Like It CoriolanusHenry IV, Part II Comedy of Errors HamletHenry V Loves Labours Lost Julius CaesarHenry VI, Part I Measure for Measure King LearHenry VI, Part II Merchant of Venice MacbethHenry VI, Part III Merry Wives of Windsor OthelloHenry VIII Midsummer Nights Dream Romeo and JulietKing John Much Ado about Nothing Timon of AthensPericles Taming of the Shrew Titus AndronicusRichard II The Tempest Troilus and CressidaRichard III Twelfth Night Two Gentlemen of Verona Winters Tale
  • 8. 52 years to the day…• Passed away April 23, 1616 and is buried at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford• Believed that he wrote his own epitaph:Good friend for Jesus sake forbearTo dig the dust enclosed here!Blest be the man that spares these stonesAnd curst be he that moves my bones