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  • William Shakespeare

    1. 1. William Shakespeare<br />The Life Of<br />Tyler Chubb<br />Rachel Kuria<br />AshelySoulchin<br />Eden Strassburg<br />
    2. 2. Early Life<br />Birth<br />April 23, 1564<br />Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire<br />Baptized<br />Holy Trinity Church<br />April 26, 1564<br />*Proven facts of early life came from church documents.*<br />
    3. 3. Education/Schooling<br />2 years at petty school<br />Reading <br />Writing<br />Grammar (secondary) school<br />Latin<br />Greek<br />Fostering<br />Went to live with the Houghton family in Lancashire<br />Recommended by teacher<br />*Did not attend college.*<br />
    4. 4. The Lost Years<br />Undocumented period of Shakespeare’s life<br />1585-1592<br />Could have help any “odd” jobs<br />Soldier, moneylender, etc.<br />May have traveled<br />Plays suggest he visited Italy<br />
    5. 5. Career Start<br />Actor<br />1592<br />First reference to Shakespeare<br />Implies he had been working as an actor<br />Writer<br />Early 1590’s?<br />Early plays<br />Presented at the Rose<br />London’s most popular theater in early 1590s<br />*Did not have a clear career start.*<br />
    6. 6. As an Actor<br />Would have played many parts<br />Different role every afternoon<br />May have acted in a thousand productions<br />Some were very small parts<br />Good voice and physically fit<br />Perform dances and leap around the stage<br />Clothes<br />Expensive<br />Expected to own (and buy) his own costumes<br />Left little money for street clothes<br /><ul><li>Rehearsal
    7. 7. In the morning
    8. 8. Needed sunlight
    9. 9. On stage</li></li></ul><li>As a Poet/Playwright<br />Writing tools<br />Wrote with a quill pen<br />Did writing in the evening<br />After rehearsal<br />Collaborated with other actors and playwrights<br />Language<br />Make up own “language”<br />Made up words for messages he wanted to get across<br />No A-Z dictionary at the time<br />Creating plays<br />Lived in London by himself<br />Anne and kids stayed in Stratford<br />May have started writing career then<br />1590s<br />Devoted himself to history and comedy plays<br />1599<br />Opening of the Globe<br />London’s best theater<br />Almost all of Shakespeare’s new plays were presented here<br />*Moved to London at 28 years old in 1592.*<br />
    10. 10. The Queen, the Theater, and Shakespeare<br />Active and generous financer of the theater<br />Had own acting company<br />Queen’s men<br />Stood against Puritans that wanted to shut down theaters<br />Elizabethan theaters wouldn’t have survived without her help<br />Asked Shakespeare to write a play that showed Falstaff in love<br />Character from Henry VIII<br />Inspired The Merry Wives of Windsor<br />Gave approval and support to Shakespeare<br />
    11. 11. Reputation Then<br />High reputation = Wealth<br />Had wise investing<br />Bought New Place<br />Second biggest home in Stratford<br />King James I<br />Named Shakespeare’s theater<br />King’s company<br />A.k.a.: King’s men<br />Became king’s coronation<br />Officer in royal household<br />Had relations with the Queen<br />
    12. 12. Adult Family Life<br />Wife<br />Married in 1582<br />To Anne Hathaway<br />26 years old<br />Shakespeare: 17 years old<br />Lived separately<br />Puritan beliefs<br />Anne may have believed that theater plays went against her beliefs<br />Kids<br />Daughter in 1583<br />Susanna<br />Twins in 1585<br />Hamnet<br />Died at 11 years old<br />Boy<br />Judith<br />Girl<br />
    13. 13. Death<br />Died<br />April 23, 1616<br />Cause of death unknown<br />Knew he was ill when signing will<br />Burial<br />April 26, 1616<br />Holy Trinity Church<br />
    14. 14. Biggest Legacy<br />The plays<br />Romeo & Juliet<br />Hamlet<br />Macbeth<br />Anthony and Cleopatra<br />A Midsummer Night’s Dream<br />All’s Well that Ends Well<br />Poetry<br />The Sonnets<br />The Rape of Lucrece<br />Venus and Adonis<br />Expressions<br />We have seen better days (As You Like It)<br />Too much of a good thing (As You Like It)<br />Wild-goose chase (Romeo & Juliet)<br />Words<br />Assassination (noun)<br />Bedroom (noun)<br />Rant (verb)<br />Compromise (verb)<br />Blushing (adjective)<br />Threateningly (adverb)<br />
    15. 15. Controversial Writing<br />Critics suspect that it’s not Shakespeare’s work<br />Think Shakespeare was an ordinary person<br />Wouldn’t have been able to be so influential<br />Possible that noble put Shakespeare’s name on works<br />Puritans considered theater as evil, sinful, and cause of plague<br />Multiple Candidates<br />Sir Francis Bacon<br />Philosopher<br />Playwright<br />Both have similar vocabulary<br />
    16. 16. Controversial Writing (cont’d)<br />Christopher Marlowe<br />Playwright<br />Died young, couldn’t have been “Shakespeare”<br />Both used average word length of 4.2 letters<br />Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford<br />Playwright<br />High educated<br />Well traveled<br />Went to places Shakespeare wrote about<br />Most noble of the 3 candidates<br />Would have needed to hide involvement with theater from Church<br />