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  1. 1. William Shakespeare – his life<br />Nigel Tan 2p122<br />
  2. 2. Shakespeare – his life<br />Baptised on 26/04/1564<br />William was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden<br />He was the third child of eight<br />Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon<br />He was likely educated in King's New School in Stratford<br />He was an actor, playwright, writer and poet<br />
  3. 3. Shakespeare – his life<br />He married Anne Hathaway in 1582, when he was 18 and Anne, 26<br />They had three children, a daughter(Susanna) and a pair was twin(Hamlet and Judith)<br />He was the part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men <br />Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London<br />
  4. 4. Shakespeare – his life<br />His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres which were raised to their peaks during the 16th Century<br />In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances<br />He was the eldest surviving son<br />Died on 23/04/1616, three years after he retired to Stratford in 1613<br />
  5. 5. Shakespeare – his life<br />Shakespeare probably became a writer due to the influence of his education in King's New School as they provide an intensive education in classics, modern day literature<br />His social status was very high. He was a respected poet in his own day and even now, he is still worshipped and revered <br />
  6. 6. Shakespeare – his life<br />His works were well received as they were romance in genres and published during the romantic period, which originated during the second half of the 18th Century<br />The romantic period was when his works were best received and reputation, peaked<br />
  7. 7. England in Shakespeare's time<br />The England then was known as the Elizabethan era<br />It as also considered to be the golden age in English History as that was when the flowering of English poetry, music and literature took place<br />The monarchy then was ruled by Queen Elizabeth I<br />
  8. 8. England in Shakespeare's time<br />
  9. 9. England in Shakespeare's time<br />Under Queen Elizabeth’s rule, the anglo-spanish war broke out in 1585 and lasted until 1604<br />The two main parties involved were England and Spain<br />Queen Elizabeth was a centralised, well-organised, and effective government<br />
  10. 10. England in Shakespeare's time<br />The Elizabethan period influenced Shakespeare's works greatly as that was a period of romance and reality<br />Shakespeare’s works revolved around this genre of love, sacrifice and affection with examples such as Romeo and Juliet<br />
  11. 11. England in Shakespeare's time<br />Elizabethan Theatre<br />
  12. 12. England in Shakespeare's time<br />The public theatres were three stories high, and built around an open space at the centre<br />The stage was a platform surrounded on three sides by the audience, only the rear being restricted for the entrances and exits of the actors and seating for the musicians<br />The upper level behind the stage could be used as a balcony, or as a position from which an actor could harangue a crowd<br />
  13. 13. England in Shakespeare's time<br />Towns then were much smaller than the ones today and majority of the people were farmers<br />The people then carried on many trades and crafts<br />The rich were likely to remain so while the poor, sadly, was likely to remain poor<br />The people in power supported Shakespeare's works by being “patron” to his work<br />
  14. 14. The Renaissance<br />The Renaissance is the birth of learning<br />There was new interest in ancient Greek and roman classic as well as new forms of art, architecture, music and literature<br />People tried to find things out for themselves rather than believe what they are told <br />It was typical of people then to live only to the age of 50 years old<br />
  15. 15. The Renaissance<br />Scientific and medical knowledge was progressing very fast in Shakespeare's day, despite the great deal of ignorance<br />
  16. 16. Thank you – The end<br />