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William shakespeare
William shakespeare
William shakespeare
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William shakespeare
William shakespeare
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  • 1. William Shakespeare<br />Done by: Cheng Tong Wen<br />2P305<br />
  • 2. Shakespeare’s life<br />English poet and Playwright<br />Married Anne Hathaway and had three children<br />1564-1616<br />Regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.<br />
  • 3. Shakespeare’s life<br />Educated at the King's New School in Stratford<br />Dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to be an apprentice at his father’s shop<br />Father: successful glover and alderman <br />Mother: the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer<br />
  • 4. Shakespeare’s life<br />At first, he wanted to be an actor<br /> The theatres of London were closed by the bubonic plague<br />Thus, he decided to be a writer<br />Inspired by other writers <br />
  • 5. Plays<br />Composed 38 plays<br />Some famous plays: “Macbeth” ,“Romeo and Juliet” and “The Merchant Of Venice”<br />
  • 6. England in Shakespeare’s Time<br />Queen Elizabeth I was ruling England.<br />People lived in small towns<br /> <br />
  • 7. Significant historical events<br />England had three big epidemics of the plague. This is when lots of people got very sick and died. <br />The first plague went around from 1592-1594. <br />The second plague happened when Shakespeare was old, going from 1603 to 1604.<br />The final plague was 7 years after Shakespeare died.<br />
  • 8. Theatres<br />Some actors got their line as they are performing. This is known as cue acting<br />No female actors<br />Shakespeare had to use young boys for the roles of the female characters<br />
  • 9. Influence <br />Influenced on a large number of writers including major novelists such as Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and William Faulkner.<br />Shakespeare contributed to the expansion of the English language <br />
  • 10. The Renaissance <br />Define as “Rebirth of learning”<br />Was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century<br />
  • 11. Changes<br />The renaissance affected art, politics, religion, science , literature and philosophy.<br />People no longer believed everything they were told.<br />Tried to discover thing themselves<br />
  • 12. Influence of Shakespeare's work<br />Shakespeare updated the simplistic, two-dimensional writing style of pre-renaissance drama. He focused on creating “human” characters with psychologically complexity<br />Hamlet is perhaps the most famous example of this.<br />
  • 13. Influence of Shakespeare's work<br />The upheaval in the accepted social hierarchy allowed Shakespeare to explore the humanity of every character regardless of their social position. Even monarchs are given human emotions and are capable of making mistakes.<br />Shakespeare utilized his knowledge of Greek and Roman classics when writing his plays. <br />
  • 14. THANK YOU <br />

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