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William shakespeare (latest)

  1. 1. William Shakespeare<br />Group members:<br />Liang Hong (Group Leader) <br />Mah Yi Da (Presenter) <br />Jeffery Yeo (Scribe) <br />Ken Leon (Time Keeper) <br />
  2. 2. A<br />B<br />O<br />U<br />T<br />H<br />I<br />M<br />.<br />.<br />.<br />William Shakespeare was born on April 1564 and died on 23 April 1616.He was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon”. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford - upon - Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613.<br />
  3. 3. A<br />B<br />O<br />U<br />T<br />H<br />I<br />M<br />.<br />.<br />.<br />At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613.<br />
  4. 4. Why is William Shakespeare Famous? <br />Factors<br /><ul><li>He was a master of the English language at a time when the language reached new heights.
  5. 5. His characters are realistic; they transcend the bounds of time and place, acting and reacting like we do.
  6. 6. His themes are universal – as applicable today as in the time he wrote.
  7. 7. He is a prolific writer having written over 100 sonnets and 37 plays.
  8. 8. He is imitated and quoted by many other literary greats.</li></li></ul><li>Why is Romeo and Juliet so famous?<br />Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written in the early career of William Shakesphere.<br />It is a also a story which made almost everyone who’ve watched it cried their eyes out. <br />It penetrates the heart of anyone who has ever been in love like these two crazy kids.<br />

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