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  1. 1. WilliamShakespeare, 1564 - 1616
  2. 2. Born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon
  3. 3. Lived under the late renaissance.Renaissancemeansrebirth.The rebirth of old ideals from ancientGreece.Meant that the theaterwasvery popular.
  4. 4. Wroteplays and poetryPlays:TragediesHistoriesComediesPoetry: preferablysonnetsSonnet:13 lines,Rhymepatternababcdcdefefgg
  5. 5. Sonnet 130My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun;Coral is far more red thanher lips red;Ifsnow be white, whythenherbreasts are dun;Ifhairs be wires, black wires grow on herhead.I haveseenrosesdamasked, red and white,But no suchrosessee I in hercheeks;And in someperfumes is theremoredelightThan in the breath that from my mistressreeks.I love to hearherspeak, yetwell I knowThat musichath a far morepleasing sound;I grant I neversaw a goddess go;My mistresswhenshewalkstreads on the ground. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As anyshebelied with falsecompare.
  6. 6. The tragedies Tragedy – story aboutsuffering Hamlet Macbeth Romeo and Juliet Othello
  7. 7. The historiesHistories: playsbased onkings’ livesRichard IIIHenry IVHenry VHenry VIII
  8. 8. The comedies MuchAdoAboutNothi ng A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Merchant from Venice The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest
  9. 9. FamousquotesAll the worlds a stage,and all the men and womenmerelyplayers:theyhavetheirexits and theirentrances;and one man in his time playsmany parts… As You Like itTo be or not to be; that is the question HamletWhats in a name? That whichwecall a roseBy anyotherwordwouldsmell as sweet;Romeo and JulietFair is foul, and foul is fairMacbeth
  10. 10. Findout….What is the play about?Is it a tragedy, comedy or history? Why?Are thereanyparticularlyfamous versions?Are thereanyespeciallyfamouslines? What are they?Any extra interesting information?