William Shakespeare<br />An Language Arts ACE Project Done by: Tan Ri Chang Joseph<br />2P128<br />
William Shakespeare is…<br />an English poet and playwright who<br />Wrote famous plays such as Julius Caesar and Othello<...
He was…<br />Born on 23 April 1564<br />Baptised on 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England in the H...
Father: John Shakespeare<br />Glove-maker who also held a number of public offices <br />Mother: Mary Shakespeare<br />Dau...
Shakespeare's intentions were first to become an actor <br />Left Stratford-on-Avon to begin a career on stage <br />Worke...
Unbeatable balance of prose and verse<br />Profound study of human nature<br />Extremely entertaining <br />Why were Shake...
England in Shakespeare’s time<br />
Shakespeare lived mainly during the Elizabethan Era<br />Ruled by Queen Elizabeth I<br />Significant historical events dur...
Anglo-Spanish War
Drake-Norris Expedition of 1589
English Renaissance</li></ul>England in Shakespeare’s time<br />
People in power had impact and influence on Shakespeare’s work<br /><ul><li>Shakespeare often focused on the struggle for ...
The Queen often had private performances of Shakespeare’s plays – probably spurred a lot of focus in producing high qualit...
Theatres during Shakespeare’s time<br />
England’s social system during Shakespeare’s time:<br />Nobility  gentry  yeomanry  poor<br />Upper level behind the st...
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  1. 1. William Shakespeare<br />An Language Arts ACE Project Done by: Tan Ri Chang Joseph<br />2P128<br />
  2. 2. William Shakespeare is…<br />an English poet and playwright who<br />Wrote famous plays such as Julius Caesar and Othello<br />Wrote a total of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems<br />widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist<br />often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon“<br />Considered one of literature’s greatest influences<br />Who is this “William Shakespeare”?<br />
  3. 3. He was…<br />Born on 23 April 1564<br />Baptised on 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England in the Holy Trinity Church<br />Married Anne Hathaway at age 18 whom he had 3 children with, Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith<br />Died 23 April 1616 at the age of 52<br />Some info on William…<br />
  4. 4. Father: John Shakespeare<br />Glove-maker who also held a number of public offices <br />Mother: Mary Shakespeare<br />Daughter of a well-to-do landowner<br />Siblings<br />Joan (Born 1558, died in infancy)<br />Margaret(1562-1563)<br />Gilbert(1566-1612)<br />Joan(1569-1646)<br />Anne(1571-1579)<br />Richard(1574-1613)<br />Edmund(1580-1607) <br />HE WAS IN THE UPPER-MIDDLE CLASS OF SOCIETY.<br />William’s Family<br />
  5. 5. Shakespeare's intentions were first to become an actor <br />Left Stratford-on-Avon to begin a career on stage <br />Worked his way up the ladder in the acting profession: first as a gopher, then a prompter, and finally an actor <br />Luckily, in 1593, the Bubonic plague closed the Theatres of London, and so Shakespeare turned to writing long poems and drama full-time<br />Becoming a writer<br />
  6. 6. Unbeatable balance of prose and verse<br />Profound study of human nature<br />Extremely entertaining <br />Why were Shakespeare’s plays well received?<br />
  7. 7. England in Shakespeare’s time<br />
  8. 8. Shakespeare lived mainly during the Elizabethan Era<br />Ruled by Queen Elizabeth I<br />Significant historical events during the Elizabethan Era:<br /><ul><li>Protestant Reformation
  9. 9. Anglo-Spanish War
  10. 10. Drake-Norris Expedition of 1589
  11. 11. English Renaissance</li></ul>England in Shakespeare’s time<br />
  12. 12. People in power had impact and influence on Shakespeare’s work<br /><ul><li>Shakespeare often focused on the struggle for power during his time
  13. 13. The Queen often had private performances of Shakespeare’s plays – probably spurred a lot of focus in producing high quality work </li></ul>England in Shakespeare’s time<br />
  14. 14. Theatres during Shakespeare’s time<br />
  15. 15. England’s social system during Shakespeare’s time:<br />Nobility  gentry  yeomanry  poor<br />Upper level behind the stage could be used as a balcony… <br />e.g. Romeo and Juliet<br />…Or as a position for an actor to harangue a crowd<br />e.g. Julius Caesar<br />England in Shakespeare’s time<br />
  16. 16. Definition:<br /> The activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world.<br />The Renaissance<br />
  17. 17. Significant events or changes during the English Renaissance:<br /><ul><li>Introduction of humanism into Oxford universities
  18. 18. In 1517, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, an action that ushered in the Reformation
  19. 19. Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon because she had borne him a female child, Mary; he married Anne Boleyn, and became the head of the Church of England</li></ul>The Renaissance<br />
  20. 20. Shakespeare was influenced by the English Renaissance and brought its core values to theatre.<br /><ul><li>Updated the simplistic, two-dimensional writing style of pre-renaissance drama and focused on creating “human” characters with psychologically complexity
  21. 21. Explored the humanity of every character regardless of their social position; even monarchs were given human emotions and were capable of making mistakes.
  22. 22. Utilized his knowledge of Greek and Roman classics when writing his plays</li></ul>The Renaissance<br />
  23. 23. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION! <br />

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