William Shakespeare Shakespeare is Britain’s greatest playwright. He was born in Stratford-on-Avon. Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, although few were published in his lifetime. (1564-1616) The Birthplace in Henley Street This unassuming house has been called the ‘most honored monument of the world’s greatest genius'. It holds a priceless collection of Shakespeare relics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOHM7DhqTpE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSqHcwN6vPo&feature=related
Memorial Shakespeare’s Centres The 1412-seater Royal Shakespeare Theatre is one of the world’s leading centres for performances, training and lifelong learning Shakespeare‘ Centre The Royal Shakespeare Theatre The Collegiate Church of the HolyTrinity, where he was buried.
The Globe Theatre Top view of Shakespeare's Globe Theater Entrance of The Globe Theater New Globe Theaters
Shakespeare’s plays are still done in globe theaters around the world.
Shakespeare is a play-writer <ul><li>Tragedies: </li></ul><ul><li>1595 Romeo and Juliet </li></ul><ul><li>1601 Hamlet </li></ul><ul><li>1604 Othello </li></ul><ul><li>1606 King Lear/Macbeth </li></ul><ul><li>1607 Anthony and Cleopatra/ Timon of Athens </li></ul><ul><li>1608 Coriolanus </li></ul><ul><li>Comedies </li></ul><ul><li>1590 The Comedy of Errors </li></ul><ul><li>1596 A Midsummer Night’s Dream </li></ul><ul><li>1601 Twelfth Night </li></ul><ul><li>1611 The Winter’s Tale </li></ul><ul><li>1613 The Two Noble Kinsmen </li></ul><ul><li>Histories </li></ul><ul><li>1590-1592 King Henry VI( V,IV) </li></ul><ul><li>King Richard, King John </li></ul>
England is the birthplace of many famous writers Charles Dickens was the most popular novelist in the 19 th century in the English literature. His novels often tell the stories of young children who work hard to escape a life of poverty. Charles Dickens The Bronte The short, tragic and unhappy lives of Charlotte Bronte and her literary siblings, Emily and Anne produced some of the best-loved and popular classics ever written. Lewis Carroll
Famous British Writers Agatha Christie Agatha Christie is possibly the world’s most famous detective story writer. She wrote 79 novels and several plays. Many of her novels and short stories have been filmed. John Ronald Tolkien The author of the famous book “The Lord of Rings” was born in 1892 in south Africa and grew up in a village near Birmingham.
Famous British Writers Persy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) an English poet. His most famous works were written after 1818 when he settled in Italy and include Adonais, Prometheus Unbound, and the short poem To a Skylark Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) a Scottish writer whose books Treasure Island and Kidnapped are among the best-known adventure stories in English
Famous British Writers Jane Austen Jane Austen spent her short life in Hampshire, near the south coast of England. Her novels describe the everyday life of people in the middle upper-class circle, she knew best. Arthur Conan Doyle Conan Doyle was one of the first to start the fashion of the detective stories. Conan Doyle created his famous character, Sherlock Holmes, in 1885.
Famous British Writers Robert Burns Robert Burns, a well-known and popular Scottish poet, was born in 1759. At the age of 15 he began to write poems. He wrote about people and about everyday things. Scots the world over celebrate his birthday every year on the 25th of January. The celebration is called Burns’ Night. It’s held not only in Scotland, but also amongst British people living in other countries. The celebration usually takes the form of a supper called Burns’ Supper, at which traditional Scottish dishes are eaten. Often a Scottish piper plays traditional Scottish songs and wears the national costume which for men is a kilt. Burns’ poems are recited and after the meal is finished there may be some Scottish dancing