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William shakespeare’s life

  1. 1. William Shakespeare Done by Ng Jia Sheng(19) 2P3
  2. 2. William Shakespeare <ul><li>William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an English poet and playwright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>England's national poet and the &quot;Bard of Avon&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interesting facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dying on his birthday which happens to be St George’s Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Putting a curse on anyone who dared to move his body from his final resting area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macbeth performance beginning every 4 hours in the world </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. William Shakespeare’s life <ul><li>Shakespeare becoming a writer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sitting in The Olde Generic Pub with his friend George Michael, Member of Parliament for Oldford. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussing how Shakespeare felt profound discontentment at being a delivery man for a small chain of London boot makers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>George Michael suggested Shakespeare to become a playwright, which he agreed but was doubtful of which theatre. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They asked someone called Elton of St. John's Wood who suggested The Globe Theatre. This is where Shakespeare writing life began. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. William Shakespeare’s life <ul><li>Childhood Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>educated at the King's New School in Stratford </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Father- John Shakespeare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mother- Mary Arden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Siblings- Joan, Margaret, Gilbert, Joan, Anne, Richard, Edmund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children- Susanna, Hamnet and Judith </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. William Shakespeare’s life <ul><li>Social Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare's family was of the wealthy merchant class or petty gentry. His mother's family was gentry and Shakespeare worked hard to raise his father's status by getting him a grant of arms. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare loved to write poems when he was younger so he decided to write them for money, but ended up writing more wonderful plays. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why so popular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare knows how to express his feelings and gives off hints through the play to keep the audience’s attention </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. England in Shakespeare’s time
  7. 7. Significant Events <ul><li>English nationalism </li></ul><ul><li>arts flourished </li></ul><ul><li>the reign of Elizabeth I </li></ul><ul><li>circumnavigation of the world by Sir Francis Drake between 1577 and 1580 </li></ul><ul><li>defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 </li></ul><ul><li>official recognition that Elizabeth I gave to Oxford and Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>forefront of international trade and the race for colonisation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ruler of Monarchy <ul><li>Queen Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defeat of Spanish Armada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading English Renaissance Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing English economy to improve greatly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing for colonization in the next century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last monarch for Tudor dynasty </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Queen’s impact on Shakespeare’s work <ul><li>proclaimed one of the acting companies Leicester’s Men </li></ul><ul><li>as members of her household </li></ul><ul><li>exempting them from London’s laws against performing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shakespeare’s plays <ul><li>Theatres </li></ul><ul><li>the set up affect the plays that Shakespeare presented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows suspension in the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows audience to know what is going to happen </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Renaissance <ul><li>The meaning of renaissance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rebirth or revival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The revival of arts of the visual, audio and the words </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Renaissance <ul><li>The significant events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The idea of Humanism was that human had the ability to do anything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Catholic Pilgrims left England for the New World fearing persecution from the Protestant reformation lead by King George the Third </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Renaissance <ul><li>Effect on Shakespeare’s work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>utilized his knowledge of Greek and Roman classics when writing his plays without limitations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>upheaval in the accepted social hierarchy allowed Shakespeare to explore the humanity of every character regardless of their social position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>focused on creating “human” characters with psychologically complexity </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The Renaissance <ul><li>Influence on Shakespeare’s works </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare creates work that is of a duplicate of the Renaissance world </li></ul></ul>