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William Shakespeare Presentation

  1. 1. William Shakespeare<br />Danielle Hughes, Holly Kendall, and Samantha Cundill<br />
  2. 2. Shakespeare’s Early Life<br />Started seeing plays at very young age<br />Taught himself how to read and write<br />Followed his father and became a glove maker<br />Travelled to London to start his career<br />
  3. 3. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men<br />A group of actors who performed for Queen Elizabeth the I<br />One of the most popular companies at the time <br />Shakespeare joined at age 22<br />Changing point for Shakespeare’s career<br />Shakespeare wrote his plays, mostly for the group<br />
  4. 4. The Rose Theatre<br />The Lord Chamberlain’s Men performed at the Rose Theatre for Queen Elizabeth I.<br />
  5. 5. Shakespearean Language<br />Made over 17,000 words<br />Some words are still used today<br />Examples:<br />Saucy – cheeky/sassy<br />Hark – listen<br />Hither – Here<br />
  6. 6. Shakespeare’s Greatest Works<br />Tragedies<br />Comedies<br />Histories<br />Sonnets<br />
  7. 7. Tragedies<br />Unhappy or disastrous endings<br />Examples:<br />Hamlet<br />King Lear<br />Macbeth<br />Othello<br />
  8. 8. Comedies<br />Happily ever after ending<br />Examples:<br />A Midsummer’s Night Dream<br />Much Ado About Nothing<br />Twelfth Night<br />The Winter’s Tale<br />The Merry Wives of Windsor<br />
  9. 9. Sonnets<br />Three quatrains, ending with a couplet<br />Ten syllables per line<br />Time, love, and beauty<br />Example:<br />Sonnet 18 - beauty<br />Sonnet 55 - love<br />
  10. 10. Shakespeare’s Later Life<br />Wrote fewer plays from 1606-1607<br />Retired to Stratford-upon-Avon around 1613<br />Shakespeare wrote three final plays for the new dramatists for the Lord Chamberlain’s Men<br />Shakespeare died on 23 April, 1616<br />
  11. 11. Shakespeare’s Impact<br />Able to summarize human emotions<br />Relatable to everyday life<br />Other poets and play writes of his time used his language<br />Characters are complex<br />Example:<br />Hamlet – gentle, but still seeking murderous revenge <br />

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