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  1. 1. Language Arts Holiday Task 1 Shakespeare 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. Shakespeare’s Life<br />Interesting Facts:<br />Nobody knows Shakespeare’s actual birthday<br />Shakespeare never published any of his plays<br />Shakespeare’s family were all illiterate<br /><ul><li>William Arden, a relative of Shakespeare's mother Mary Arden, was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I, imprisoned in the Tower of London and executed</li></li></ul><li>His Education <br />Loved to write. One day, a famous actor found all of his plays and stories that he had written, so he decided to become a writer.<br />Shakespeare’s Life<br /><ul><li>Most probably educated at King’s New School in Stratford. Received intensive education in Latin grammar and the classics</li></li></ul><li>Inspired by<br />Birds<br />Great writers<br /><ul><li>Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. 4. Plutarch</li></ul>Shakespeare’s Life<br />
  5. 5. Plays were extremely dramatic, which led to his success<br />Drama was the ideal means to capture the diverse interests of his time<br />Shakespeare’s Life<br />
  6. 6. Elizabethan England, ruled by Queen Elizabeth I<br />Writers were deeply influenced by Italian sonnets<br />Music was still in the Renaissance period<br />England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  7. 7. List of Significant Historical Events<br /><ul><li>Crowning of Queen Elizabeth (1558)
  8. 8. Putting to death of Mary Queen of Scots (1587)
  9. 9. The defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588)
  10. 10. The Essex Rebellion (1601)</li></ul>England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  11. 11. The people in power 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 />
  12. 12. People in England during that time had a strong sense of social class, classified according to 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 />
  13. 13. Social Classes<br /><ul><li>The Nobility; rich and powerful
  14. 14. 55 rich families, led by a duke, baron or earl</li></ul>England In Shakespeare’s Time<br /><ul><li>The Gentry; most important social class
  15. 15. 5% of the population, knights, squires, and gentlemen who did not work with their hands</li></li></ul><li>Social Classes<br /><ul><li>The Yeomanry; middle-class people
  16. 16. Could survive comfortably, but could also be wrecked by disease or misfortune
  17. 17. Yeomen farmers, tradesmen and craft workers
  18. 18. The Poor</li></ul>England In Shakespeare’s Time<br /><ul><li>The sick, disabled, old and feeble and wounded soldiers
  19. 19. Due to enclosure </li></li></ul><li>Theatres<br /><ul><li>English Renaissance Theatre, also known as Elizabethan Theatre
  20. 20. Globe Theatre, where most of his plays were held in the mid afternoon </li></ul>No lighting <br />Weather permitting<br />England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  21. 21. 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 curtains or stagehands<br />These changes were made during speeches and narrative situations<br />England In Shakespeare’s Time<br />
  22. 22. The Renaissance<br />
  23. 23. A cultural movement from the 14thto the 17thCentury in art and literature<br />Marked the transition from the medieval era to modern era<br />Significant events and changes<br /><ul><li>The Black Death
  24. 24. Reduced the population of Europe by over 50%
  25. 25. 1st Printing press in the world was invented
  26. 26. Columbus almost discovers America
  27. 27. Grenada, the last Moslem presence in Spain, falls</li></ul>The Renaissance<br />
  28. 28. The upheaval in the accepted social hierarchy allowed Shakespeare to explore the humanity of every character regardless of social position<br />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 />
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  30. 30. The End<br />