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Language Arts Holiday Task 1 ShakespeareDone By : Eric Seow (8)Class: 2P1<br />
English poet and playwright<br />Greatest writer in England<br />World’s pre-eminent dramatist<br />Shakespeare’s Life<br />
Nobody knows Shakespeare’s actual birthday<br />Shakespeare never published any of his plays<br />Shakespeare’s family wer...
Loved to write and one day, a famous actor found all of his plays and stories that he had wrote so he decided to become a ...
Inspired by<br />Birds<br />Great writers<br /><ul><li>Geoffrey Chaucer
Plutarch</li></ul>Shakespeare’s Life<br />
Plays were extremely dramatic, which led to his success<br />Drama was the ideal means to capture the diverse interests of...
Elizabethan England<br />Ruled by Queen Elizabeth I<br />Houses had unique Elizabethan designs<br />Writers were deeply in...
List of Significant Historical Events<br /><ul><li>Crowning of Queen Elizabeth (1558)
Putting to death of Mary Queen of Scots (1587)
The defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588)
The Essex Rebellion (1601)</li></ul>England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
Queen Elizabeth ruled the monarchy during this period<br />The people in power during that time had a heavy impact on Shak...
People in England during that time had a strong sense of social class<br />Classified according to their wealth, occupatio...
Social Classes<br /><ul><li>The Nobility
55 rich families, led by a duke, baron or earl
Rich and powerful
The Gentry
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  1. 1. Language Arts Holiday Task 1 ShakespeareDone By : Eric Seow (8)Class: 2P1<br />
  2. 2. English poet and playwright<br />Greatest writer in England<br />World’s pre-eminent dramatist<br />Shakespeare’s Life<br />
  3. 3. Nobody knows Shakespeare’s actual birthday<br />Shakespeare never published any of his plays<br />Shakespeare’s family were all illiterate<br />William Arden, a relative of Shakespeare's mother Mary Arden, was arrested for plottingagainst Queen Elizabeth I, imprisoned in the Tower of London and executed<br /> Shakespeare’s Life<br />
  4. 4. Loved to write and one day, a famous actor found all of his plays and stories that he had wrote so he decided to become a writer.<br />Most probably educated at King’s New School in Stratford.<br />Received intensive education in Latin grammar and the classics<br />Had 7 siblings: Margaret, Gilbert, Joan, Anne, Richard, Edmund and Joan, who died in infacy. <br />Shakespeare’s Life<br />
  5. 5. Inspired by<br />Birds<br />Great writers<br /><ul><li>Geoffrey Chaucer
  6. 6. Plutarch</li></ul>Shakespeare’s Life<br />
  7. 7. Plays were extremely dramatic, which led to his success<br />Drama was the ideal means to capture the diverse interests of time<br />Shakespeare’s Life<br />
  8. 8. Elizabethan England<br />Ruled by Queen Elizabeth I<br />Houses had unique Elizabethan designs<br />Writers were deeply influenced by Italian sonnets<br />Music was still in the Renaissance period<br />England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  9. 9. List of Significant Historical Events<br /><ul><li>Crowning of Queen Elizabeth (1558)
  10. 10. Putting to death of Mary Queen of Scots (1587)
  11. 11. The defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588)
  12. 12. The Essex Rebellion (1601)</li></ul>England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  13. 13. Queen Elizabeth ruled the monarchy during this period<br />The people in power during that time had a heavy impact on Shakespeare’s works<br />Queen Elizabeth, a great patron of arts, aided Shakespeare by quashing Puritans, who wanted to shut down theatres, and changing the dominant language in England from Latin to English, leading to Shakespeare writing most of his plays in English<br />England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  14. 14. People in England during that time had a strong sense of social class<br />Classified according to their wealth, occupation and ancestry<br />Social classes determined many factors, from what a person could wear, what he could do, and even what jobs his children could take on.<br />England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  15. 15. Social Classes<br /><ul><li>The Nobility
  16. 16. 55 rich families, led by a duke, baron or earl
  17. 17. Rich and powerful
  18. 18. The Gentry
  19. 19. 5% of the population, knights, squires, and gentlemen who did not work with their hands
  20. 20. Most important social class in the whole of England</li></ul>England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  21. 21. Social Classes<br /><ul><li>The Yeomanry
  22. 22. Middle-class people
  23. 23. Could survive comfortably, but could also be wrecked by disease or misfortune
  24. 24. Yeomen farmers, tradesmen and craft workers
  25. 25. The Poor
  26. 26. The sick, disabled, old and feeble and wounded soldiers
  27. 27. Due to enclosure</li></ul>England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  28. 28. Theatres<br /><ul><li>English Renaissance Theatre, also known as Elizabethan Theatre
  29. 29. Globe Theatre, where most of his plays were held</li></ul>Plays were held in the mid afternoon from 2pm to 5pm<br />No lighting <br />Weather permitting<br />England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  30. 30. Open-air theatres during that era compelled actors to shout out their lines, stress their enunciation engage in exaggerated theatrical gestures<br />Despite costumes and props being utilized, changes in scenes were not made during curtain closings, as there were no proscenium arch, curtains, or stagehands<br />These changes were made during speeches and narrative situations<br />England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  31. 31. A cultural movement that spanned from the 14th Century to the 17th Century; a revival of art and literature under the influence of classic models<br />Marked the transition from the medieval era to modern era<br />The Renaissance<br />
  32. 32. Significant events and changes<br /><ul><li>The Black Death
  33. 33. Reduced the population of Europe by over 50%
  34. 34. 1st Printing press in the world was invented by Johannes Gutengurg
  35. 35. End of the Middle Ages</li></ul>Lorenzo the Magnificent died in Florence<br />Columbus almost discovers America<br />Grenada, the last Moslem presence in Spain, falls<br />Roderigode Borgia became Pope Alessandro VI<br />The Renaissance<br />
  36. 36. The upheaval in the accepted social hierarchy allowed Shakespeare to explore the humanity of every character regardless of social position. Even the high-ranking monarchs were given human emotions and were capable of making mistakes<br />After the Renaissance, Shakespeare was able to utilize Greek and Roman classics when writing his plays<br />The Renaissance<br />
  37. 37. The End<br />

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