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  2. 2. HISTORY AND INTRODUCTION• William Shakespeare is one of the most important and renowned renaissance of all time .His work is still regarded as relevant till this present 21 st century… William Shakespeare was born in england and baptised onthe 26th of April 1564 . When he was 18 years old when he gotmarried to Anne Hathaway for whom he had 3 children namedSusanna ,Hamnet and Judith who were twins .
  3. 3. HISTORY AND INTRODUCTION CONT.• Between the years of 1585-1592 he was a successful author, writer and part owner of a playing company called “the lord chamberlain men” which was later changed to “the kings men”• He retired in 1613 and moved to Stratford• He produced his works between the years of 1589 – 1613• He died on 23 of April 1616• He produced 38 plays ,154 sonnets ,2 long narrative poems..
  4. 4. IMPORTANCE OF SHAKESPEARE TO THERENAISSANCE• Shakespeare was born towards the end of the renaissance so I would not say he contributed as much as the likes of Leonardo da Vinci. Although:• he brought about so much entertainment to the society through all his plays and poetry.• Shakespeare made use of Greek and Roman in his writings. Which was initially suppressed during the Catholic reign.• Shakespeare gave his characters life and emotion, unlike other writers in the renaissance.
  5. 5. EXAMPLES OF WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE• His sonnets: • His comedies:• A Lovers Complaint • As you like it• The Rape of Lucrece • Comedy of errors• Venus and Adonis • Tempest• Funeral Elegy by W.S. • Merchant of Venice • Midsummer nights dream
  6. 6. EXAMPLE OF A SHAKESPEAREAN WORK.• “Rivers. Have patience, madam; there’s no doubt his MajestyWill soon recover his accustomed health.Grey. In that you brook it ill, it makes him worse.Therefore for God’s sake entertain good comfortAnd cheer his Grace with quick and merry eyes.Queen Elizabeth. If [the King] were dead, what would betide on me?Grey. No other harm but loss of such a lord.Queen Elizabeth. The loss of such a lord includes all harms”• by William Shakespeare in Richard III
  7. 7. • The previous slide shows an example of a play from William Shakespeare Its a five line extract from a scene from Richard III.• The play Richard the third is about Richard the hunchback Duke of Gloucester who becomes King Richard III ,but he only became through series of horrible acts like the killing his wife, the kinsmen etc., but when he finally got into power he was taken down by the Duke of Richmond(who was Henry IV).it was performed in 1600 and 1601 and this play is based on a real life event.
  9. 9. AMAZING FACTS ABOUTWILLIAM SHAKE;SPEARE..• He was called “bard of Avon”…I find this interesting …its so funny how nicknames were present back in the 16 th century.• He plays have been translated to fit the language of the 21st century…..I fine that amazing because its not all works of people that still exists till now.
  10. 10. SUMMARY• Through Shakespeare poems ,drama etc. We all can see that Shakespeare saw things from a realistic point of view he used his plays to pass on a message to the society ,for example the play reviewed (Richard III) shows wickedness of mankind which is a very clear human attribute. Even though William Shakespeare is dead his work is still very well relevant.
  11. 11. MOST IMPORTANT WORKS OFSHAKESPEARE• Hamlet• Tempest• Romeo and Juliet• Merchant of Venice
  12. 12. • THANK YOU………
  13. 13. BIBLIOGRAPHY• Welcome To the William Shakespeare Home Page!. (n.d.). Welcome To the William Shakespeare Home Page!. Retrieved September 15, 2011, from• The Complete Works of William Shakespeare . (n.d.). The Complete Works of William Shakespeare . Retrieved September 15, 2011, from