William Shakespeare<br />Done By: Stanley Yuan<br />
About Shakespeare<br />English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the ...
Shakespeare’s Childhood<br />Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon<br />Baptised on 26 April 1564<br />Attended the local...
Shakespeare’s Life<br />Son of John Shakespeare, a successful glover and alderman from Snitterfield, and of Mary Arden, a ...
Shakespeare’s Life<br />Began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company<br />...
Interesting Facts<br />Considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious belief...
England in Shakespeare’s time <br />Ruled by Queen Elizabeth I<br />Lived during the Elizabethan Age<br />Had three big ep...
England in Shakespeare’s time <br />English had a strong sense of social classes<br />People were split into four classes<...
Theatres<br />Were roofless, were dependent on sunlight<br />There were two plays everyday, both held in the afternoon<br ...
Theatres<br />Had to pay to watch the play<br />Spectators had to stand through the entire play if they bought the cheapes...
Influences<br />People believed in ghosts and spirits<br />Shakespeare showed that people believed in things like witches ...
The Renaissance<br />A French word meaning rebirth<br />Cultural movement that spanned the 14th-17th Centuries<br />Began ...
Changes<br />People moved away from the restricted ideas of the middle ages<br />Became more interested in studying the wo...
How the Renaissance affected Shakespeare<br />Monarchs were given human emotions and were capable of making mistakes<br />...
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  1. 1. William Shakespeare<br />Done By: Stanley Yuan<br />
  2. 2. About Shakespeare<br />English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist<br />Died in 23 April 1616<br />Often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon”<br />His works consisted of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems<br />
  3. 3. Shakespeare’s Childhood<br />Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon<br />Baptised on 26 April 1564<br />Attended the local grammar school in Stratford<br />Studied primarily Latin rhetoric, logic, and literature<br />
  4. 4. Shakespeare’s Life<br />Son of John Shakespeare, a successful glover and alderman from Snitterfield, and of Mary Arden, a daughter of the gentry<br />Was the third child in eight<br />Married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children<br />Susanna<br />Hamnet<br />Judith<br />
  5. 5. Shakespeare’s Life<br />Began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company<br />Was inspired by great writers of his time<br />Retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later<br />
  6. 6. Interesting Facts<br />Considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others<br />Was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century<br />His plays have been translated into every major living language<br />
  7. 7. England in Shakespeare’s time <br />Ruled by Queen Elizabeth I<br />Lived during the Elizabethan Age<br />Had three big epidemic of the plague<br />Experienced the Spanish invasion<br />Had much entertainment in London<br />London was a rich city<br />
  8. 8. England in Shakespeare’s time <br />English had a strong sense of social classes<br />People were split into four classes<br />Most people born into a particular class stayed there<br />Social classes made a difference to almost everything you do and everything that happens<br />Determined all sorts of things, from what a person could wear to where he could live to what jobs his children could get<br />
  9. 9. Theatres<br />Were roofless, were dependent on sunlight<br />There were two plays everyday, both held in the afternoon<br />Sun was too bright in the morning<br />Not enough lighting at night<br />Shakespeare’s plays were performed at the Global Theatre<br />
  10. 10. Theatres<br />Had to pay to watch the play<br />Spectators had to stand through the entire play if they bought the cheapest ticket<br />Could sit on the galleries if they paid for the normal ticket<br />The most expensive ticket allowed spectators to sit on chairs on the stage<br />
  11. 11. Influences<br />People believed in ghosts and spirits<br />Shakespeare showed that people believed in things like witches in his plays like Macbeth<br />During the time Queen Elizabeth died in 1603, Shakespeare wrote tragedies<br />People did not view Romance as tragedies until Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet<br />
  12. 12. The Renaissance<br />A French word meaning rebirth<br />Cultural movement that spanned the 14th-17th Centuries<br />Began in Northern Italy and spread through Europe<br />
  13. 13. Changes<br />People moved away from the restricted ideas of the middle ages<br />Became more interested in studying the world around them<br />Affected literature, philosophy, art, science, religion and politics<br />Paintings became more lifelik<br />
  14. 14. How the Renaissance affected Shakespeare<br />Monarchs were given human emotions and were capable of making mistakes<br />Explored the humanity in every character despite their social status<br />Used the knowledge of Roman and Greek classics in plays<br />Suppressed by Catholics before the Renaissance<br />
  15. 15. Thank you!<br />

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