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1 Final Exam-English Shakespeare Biography Chloe Konnor Shakespeare Biography Chloe Konnor 8-5.5

2 Stratford F Where William grew up with his parents and siblings. F Once marrying Anne Hathaway they moved in with his parents (customary) F He bough Anne the New Place in Stratford where they raised their children. F He became prestigious and owned the second largest house in Stratford. F Where William grew up with his parents and siblings. F Once marrying Anne Hathaway they moved in with his parents (customary) F He bough Anne the New Place in Stratford where they raised their children. F He became prestigious and owned the second largest house in Stratford.

3 London F William began working as an actor and playwright in around F The plague broke out in London in 1593 and Shakespeare began to write poetry. F It is unknown where Shakespeare lived during his time spent in London. F Mainly he moved around to different acting companies to make money. F William began working as an actor and playwright in around F The plague broke out in London in 1593 and Shakespeare began to write poetry. F It is unknown where Shakespeare lived during his time spent in London. F Mainly he moved around to different acting companies to make money.

4 Southwark F Where the theater The Globe was located. F Very popular city with tons of tourism attractions F Included a few other theaters that were popular. F Where the theater The Globe was located. F Very popular city with tons of tourism attractions F Included a few other theaters that were popular.

5 Publication of Dream F A Midsummer Night’s Dream was published around 1600.

6 First Folio F A collection of Shakespeare's plays. F 36 in total with 1000 copies printed. F His friends and fellow thespians made the book with the famous engraving that will be known as Shakespeare's main portrait. F A collection of Shakespeare's plays. F 36 in total with 1000 copies printed. F His friends and fellow thespians made the book with the famous engraving that will be known as Shakespeare's main portrait.

7 The Globe F William Shakespeare and the acting company he was working with preformed most of their plays F There were two theaters F One was torn down by Puritans F One was moved across the river and rebuilt on the other side. F William Shakespeare and the acting company he was working with preformed most of their plays F There were two theaters F One was torn down by Puritans F One was moved across the river and rebuilt on the other side.

8 Shakespeare and Neologisms F William Shakespeare made up tons of words that at the time were new and completely foreign. F At least 3000 words that we still use today F William Shakespeare made up tons of words that at the time were new and completely foreign. F At least 3000 words that we still use today

9 Sonnets F Their was an increased interest in sonnets at this time in London. F Shakespeare began writing English sonnets (there was already the Italian sonnet) F Their was an increased interest in sonnets at this time in London. F Shakespeare began writing English sonnets (there was already the Italian sonnet)

10 Comedies F The funniest of Shakespeare’s plays F They were the happily ever afters F A Midsummer Night’s Dream is considered a comedy F Usually these were the plays that had conflict but everything was returned to the normal or a happy ending. F The funniest of Shakespeare’s plays F They were the happily ever afters F A Midsummer Night’s Dream is considered a comedy F Usually these were the plays that had conflict but everything was returned to the normal or a happy ending.

11 Tragedies F William’s most famous plays and usually the most popular F Quotes are usually taken from these F Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet F They usually emphasized the leader or a political leader and how hard it was to do their job. F William’s most famous plays and usually the most popular F Quotes are usually taken from these F Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet F They usually emphasized the leader or a political leader and how hard it was to do their job.

12 Histories F Most important plays F They usually had historical background F Sometimes based off of a prominent figure in Elizabethan England. F Most important plays F They usually had historical background F Sometimes based off of a prominent figure in Elizabethan England.

13 Anne Hathaway F Shakespeare’s wife F Thought to be much older than him F Suspicious thing was that she may have been pregnant at the time of her marriage F William spent minimal time with her because he moved to London to work on writing. F He didn’t leave her much in their will F He retired later on to spend more time with his family and wife. F Shakespeare’s wife F Thought to be much older than him F Suspicious thing was that she may have been pregnant at the time of her marriage F William spent minimal time with her because he moved to London to work on writing. F He didn’t leave her much in their will F He retired later on to spend more time with his family and wife.

14 Queen Elizabeth F She formed the Queen’s men which was a group of highly professional and skilled actors. F She loved plays but never attended any public ones. They were always brought to her F She did though come to see some of Shakespeare’s plays F She formed the Queen’s men which was a group of highly professional and skilled actors. F She loved plays but never attended any public ones. They were always brought to her F She did though come to see some of Shakespeare’s plays

15 Lord Chamberlain’s Men F This is the acting group that Shakespeare joined once moving to London. F William wrote plays for them, they were the leading acting company F They provided him with a steady job. F This is the acting group that Shakespeare joined once moving to London. F William wrote plays for them, they were the leading acting company F They provided him with a steady job.

16 Elizabethan Theater F The Globe and other theaters-public F All audiences of all social status were allowed to go to the theater F Main form of entertainment during Elizabethan England. F Theater areas held around 3000 people at most F Most commoners stood in the pit, people of higher status’ would sit in the gallery and some would sit on stage in chairs. F The Globe and other theaters-public F All audiences of all social status were allowed to go to the theater F Main form of entertainment during Elizabethan England. F Theater areas held around 3000 people at most F Most commoners stood in the pit, people of higher status’ would sit in the gallery and some would sit on stage in chairs.

17 The Plague F Broke out in London F William had to move away and start writing poetry F Killed many citizens, and mostly targeted young children (not many of these kids lived past infancy F Broke out in London F William had to move away and start writing poetry F Killed many citizens, and mostly targeted young children (not many of these kids lived past infancy


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