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William shakespeare biography

  1. 1. William Shakespear By Chantelle Thompson
  2. 2. Shakespeare’s birth and death <ul><li>William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, April 1564 but nobody knew the date of his birth. Unfortunately he died 23 rd April 1616. William never had a birth certificate but his record assumed 23 rd until he died then after that everyone decided that it will just be April 1564. </li></ul>
  3. 3. William Shakespeare's plays and the names <ul><li>With William being so smart back then he created 154 sonnets, 5 stories and 38 plays. All of his plays were based on different things. Here are some names of the plays: </li></ul><ul><li>A lovers complaint </li></ul><ul><li>Fear no more </li></ul><ul><li>Fidele </li></ul><ul><li>O never say that I had a false heart </li></ul><ul><li>Shall I compare thee to a summers day </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where Shakespeare lived <ul><li>He lived his entire live in Stratford-upon Avon, a town that is around ten miles north of London. However his plays were showcased in theatre's in London. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Globe Theatre <ul><li>The Globe theatre is in Maiden Lane (now Park Street) Southwark. It is in London, the place was opened in 1599 and was closed in 1642 and was soon rebuilt in 1614. The Globe was owned by actors who were also shareholders in Lord Chamberlain's Men. Two of the six Globe shareholders, Richard Burbage and his brother Cuthbert Burbage, owned double shares of the whole, or 25% each; the other four men, Shakespeare, John Heminges, Augustine Phillips, and Thomas Pope, owned a single share, or 12.5%. (Originally William Kempe was intended to be the seventh partner, but he sold out his share to the four minority sharers, leaving them with more than the originally planned 10%). These initial proportions changed over time as new sharers were added. Shakespeare's share diminished from 1/8 to 1/14, or roughly 7%, over the course of his career. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Early Life <ul><li>Shakespeare was one of eight children, the first son of Mary and John Shakespeare. His father was a prosperous worker with, and seller of, leather goods such as gloves. At the time of Shakespeare’s birth, John was an increasingly important man in the community, becoming an alderman and high bailiff (i.e. the mayor) of Stratford. By the time William was in his teens, the family fortunes had declined and his father was in debt. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Tempest <ul><li>The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure to the island his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit Alonso, King of Naples. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's low nature, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand. </li></ul>
  8. 8. William Shakespeare William Shakespeare’s family The Globe Theatre ( the outside) The Globe Theatre ( the inside) Hamlet Written by William Shakespeare