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William Shakespeare

  1. 1. William Shakespeare An Interactive Presentation created by: Christina Brown
  2. 2. William Shakespeare <ul><li>Shakespeare’s Life </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare’s Work </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo & Juliet </li></ul><ul><li>Midsummer Night’s Dream </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespearean Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Facts , 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul>
  3. 3. Shakespeare’s Life <ul><li>William Shakespeare was born in April, 1564 in Stratford, England to John and Mary Shakespeare. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare attended the Stratford grammar school. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway and together they had 8 children. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52. </li></ul>Quit Click to watch a video on Stratford
  4. 4. Shakespeare’s Work <ul><li>Shakespeare wrote many great pieces of literature ranging from sonnets to full on performable plays. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare penned his first play, Henry VI, Part One at the age of 25. He went on to write 37 plays and 154 sonnets in his lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1599 the Globe Theatre was built, where Shakespeare’s many plays were performed. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare wrote in 3 different genres; Tragedy (Romeo & Juliet), Comedy (Twelfth Night), and History (Julius Caesar) </li></ul>Quit Click here to watch a video on The Globe Theatre
  5. 5. Romeo & Juliet <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. Recognized by most, it is the tale of “two star-crossed lovers” whose forbidden love determines their tragic fate. The two ill-fated lovers are forbidden to love and in a misunderstanding they sacrifice their lives for each other. </li></ul>&quot; O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo ? &quot; . - (Act II, Scene II). Quit
  6. 6. A Midsummer Nights Dream <ul><li>A confusing, yet amusing play, the story goes like this: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia's father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter. According to Athenian law, Hermia is given four days to choose between Demetrius, life in a nunnery, or a death sentence. Hermia, ever defiant, chooses to escape with Lysander into the surrounding forest.” </li></ul><ul><li>Troubles arise in the forest when the fairies get involved and start playing tricks on intertwined lovers. </li></ul>&quot; Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind &quot; . - (Act I, Scene I). Quit
  7. 7. Modern Interpretation <ul><li>Although Shakespeare’s time is long passed, his plays are still incorporated into modern day films. </li></ul><ul><li>An updated version of Romeo and Juliet was created by MTV in 1996, the popular film “10 things I hate about you” is based around Shakespeare’s - “Taming of the Shrew.” Also, the play Twelfth Night is the basis of the recent movie “She’s the Man.”. </li></ul><ul><li>So, although Shakespearean times are long gone, his plays are still kept alive through updated versions that are more pleasing and enjoyable for today’s generations. </li></ul>Quit Video of Romeo and Juliet.
  8. 8. Shakespearean Festivals <ul><li>The Stratford Festival is a Shakespearean theatrical festival held in Stratford, Canada every year. It usually takes place in November. for approximately a week, one can see multiple works by Shakespeare performed live. </li></ul>Quit The festival theater
  9. 9. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Nobody knows the exact date of Shakespeare’s birth. </li></ul><ul><li>Hamlet is arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play. </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo and Juliet was based on a true story. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare was not only a playwright, but an actor as well. </li></ul>Quit
  10. 10. Interesting facts pt. 2 <ul><li>All of the public portraits in circulation that are said to be of Shakespeare are all different, because it is believed that nobody really knew what he looked like. </li></ul>Quit
  11. 11. Resources <ul><li>Shakespeare Info- http://shakespeare.palomar.edu & absoluteshakespeare.com </li></ul><ul><li>Photos - http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-pictures.htm , http://www.theatre.iastate.edu/midsummer/MIDSUMMER%20I%20018.jpg , http://www.teachwithmovies.org/guides/romeo-and-juliet-DVDcover.jpg & Google images </li></ul><ul><li>Videos - youtube.com & unitedstreaming.com </li></ul>Quit
  12. 12. Concept Map Quit
  13. 13. Stratford Return to Previous Slide Click above to begin video
  14. 14. The Globe: The World of Theatre Click above to begin the video Return to Previous Slide