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WilliamWilliam Shakespeare‘sShakespeare‘sBiographyBiographyWhoWhoexactly wasexactly wasWilliamWilliamShakespeareShakespeare? That is a? That is aquestion!question!
William Shakespeare’sWilliam Shakespeare’sBirthplaceBirthplaceShakespeare was born towards the end ofthe renaissanceperiod and was oneof the first to bringthe renaissance corevalues to the theatre.Shakespeare wasborn in Stratford-upon-Avon on 23April,1564. Hisfather,John Shakespeare,was a successfulbusinessman. Hismother was the
School YearsSchool YearsHe learned Latin and studied literature of Ancient Rome atgrammar school. But he was probably more interested in thegroups of actors who travelled from town to town and puton plays in schools, churches, halls and public houses.
Ann Hathaway’s CottageAnn Hathaway’s CottageWilliamfell inlovewithAnnHathaway.
W. Shakespeare’s FamilyW. Shakespeare’s FamilyThey got married in December 1582 and justfive months later, their first daughter,Susanna was born. Shakespeare also hadtwins Hamnet and Judith.
The GlobeThe Globe•In 1590 he wrote his first play “Henry VI”.•Shakespeare created a theatre and called it“The Globe”. It was very popular amongdifferent public.•It was round andhad no roof over thecenter-like thetheatres of theAncient Rome.
The GlobeThe GlobeThe Globe could hold threethousand people.Some people sat to watch theplays; others stood in themiddle, in front of the stage.The audience was usuallynoisy, often clapping andcheering, and shouting to theactors.There were only actors notactresses.
This is the new Globe theatre.This is the new Globe theatre.
In 1610, after twenty-five years inLondon, Shakespeare came back toStratford.
Theatres in Stratford-Upon-AvonTheatres in Stratford-Upon-AvonThere are three theatres in Stratford, where youcan watch one of Shakespeare’s plays almostevery night of the year. This is Swan theatre,which is like a theatre from Shakespeare’s days.
Shakespeare died on his fifty-second birthdayin 1616. He is buried in Holy Trinity Church,Stratford. But the characters in his plays arestill with us today.
What kind of plays did WilliamWhat kind of plays did WilliamShakespeare write?Shakespeare write?1.Comedies1.ComediesHe wrote thirty-eight plays. Some ofthem are comedies, for example,” AMidsummer Night’s Dream” and “AComedy of Errors”. They have happyendings.
List of Comedies by WilliamList of Comedies by WilliamShakespeareShakespeare1. The Tempest2. The Two Gentlemen ofVerona3. The Merry Wives of Windsor4. Measure for Measure5. The Comedy of Errors6. Much Ado About Nothing7. Loves Labours Lost8. A Midsummer Nights Dream9. The Merchant of Venice10. As You Like It11. The Taming of the Shrew12. Alls Well That Ends Well13. Twelfth Night14. The Winters Tale15. Pericles, Prince of Tyre16. The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Taming of the Shrew.The Taming of the Shrew.All Shakespearean comedies end happily. Most often, thishappy ending involves marriage or pending marriage. Lovealways wins out in the end. Love and marriage are theconcerns of Shakespeares Taming of the Shrew.
2. Tragedies2. TragediesOthers are tragedies, such as ”Hamlet” and “Macbeth”-these are sad, dark stories of murder and revenge.
"A Shakespeareantragedy is a fiveact play ending inthe death of mostof the majorcharacters."
The essence of Shakespeares tragediesThe essence of Shakespeares tragediesis the expression of one of the greatparadoxes of life. We might call it theparadox of disappointment.Defeat, shattered hopes, and ultimatelydeath face us all as human beings.Traits may include strength ofcharacter as in Othello,intelligence and clevernessas in Hamlet, foolish vanityas in King Lear, and eventreachery as in Macbeth.
List of Tragedies by WilliamList of Tragedies by WilliamShakespeareShakespeare1. § Titus Andronicus2. § Romeo and Juliet3. § Julius Caesar4. § Hamlet5. § Troilus and Cressida 6. § Othello7. § Timon of Athens8. § King Lear9. § Macbeth10. § Antony and Cleopatra11. § Coriolanus12. § Cymbeline
Romeo and JulietRomeo and JulietA glooming peace this morning withit brings;The sun, for sorrow, will not showhis head:Go hence, to have more talk of thesesad things;Some shall be pardond, and somepunished:For never was a story of more woeThan this of Juliet and her Romeo.
HistoriesHistoriesOther plays are stories from Englishhistory, for example, stories about kings ofEngland. They are very patriotic. QueenElizabeth I often went to see them.
List of ShakespearesList of ShakespearesEnglish HistoriesEnglish Histories1. § King John2. § Edward III3. § Richard II4. § Henry IV,Part 15. § Henry IV,Part 26. § Henry V7. § Henry VI,Part 18. § Henry VI,Part 29. § Henry VI,Part 310. § Richard III11. § Henry VIII
SonnetsSonnetsShakespeare was not only a great playwright, butan excellent poet too. In his splendid sonnetsthere are three specific underlying themes:1)the brevity of life,2)the transience of beauty,3)the trappings of desire.
Shakespeare‘s language is very rich. He drewwidely from the world treasure of the Englishlanguage. Many phrases from his plays havebecome popular among a lot of people of theworld.
Shakespeares Quotations.Shakespeares Quotations.To be, or not to be: that isTo be, or not to be: that isthe question.the question.Its not enough to speak,Its not enough to speak,but to speak true.but to speak true.All that glisters is notAll that glisters is notgold.gold.All the worlds a stage,All the worlds a stage, aandndall the men andall the men andwomen merely playerswomen merely players..
Shakespeares Quotations.Shakespeares Quotations.Friends, Romans, countrymen, lendFriends, Romans, countrymen, lendmemeyour ears.your ears.It is not in the stars to hold ourIt is not in the stars to hold ourdestiny, but in ourselves.destiny, but in ourselves.All’s well that ends well.All’s well that ends well.
In his plays we find all the greatestideas of the Renaissance and in thefirst place the Renaissance conceptof man and his search of beauty,truth and goodness.Shakespeare explored the humanityof every character regardless of theirsocial position. Even monarchs aregiven human emotions and arecapable of making mistakes.William Shakespeare is significantto the Renaissance and modernhistory because his work changedthe face of drama and writingforever.
"He was not of an age,"He was not of an age,but for all time!"but for all time!"Ben JonsonBen Jonson
Thank you for attention!Thank you for attention!