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1 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare

2 William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, in the centre of England. We don’t know exact Shakespeare’s birthday but his baptism was on Wednesday 26th April 1564.

3 Education He went to King New Grammar School in Stratford, but he never studied at universities.

4 Marriage In 1582, when he was 18, he married Anne Hathaway and they had eight children. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died around the same time as he was writing Romeo & Juliet in in 1596.

5 Plays In the late 1580s, he decided to leave Stratford and try to find work in London. By this time, there were several theatres in the city. He became a well known actor and playwright. In the late 1580s, he decided to leave Stratford and try to find work in London. By this time, there were several theatres in the city. He became a well known actor and playwright.

6 Shakespeare wrote comedies, tragedies, histories and poetry. The two most famous plays are Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet.

7 The Plays and Sonnets of Shakespeare

8 All's Well That Ends Well All's Well That Ends Well As You Like It As You Like It The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors Cymbeline Cymbeline Love's Labours Lost Love's Labours Lost Measure for Measure Measure for Measure The Merry Wives of Windsor The Merry Wives of Windsor The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice Midsummer Night's Dream Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing Pericles, Prince of TyrePericles, Prince of Tyre Taming of the ShrewTaming of the Shrew The TempestThe Tempest Troilus and CressidaTroilus and Cressida Twelfth NightTwelfth Night Two Gentlemen of VeronaTwo Gentlemen of Verona Winter's TaleWinter's TaleComedy:

9 Tragedy: Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra Coriolanus Coriolanus Hamlet Hamlet Julius Caesar Julius Caesar King Lear King Lear Macbeth Macbeth Othello Othello Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet Timon of Athens Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus

10 History: Henry IV, part 1 Henry IV, part 1 Henry IV, part 2 Henry IV, part 2 Henry V Henry VI Henry V Henry VI II Richard III II Richard III part 1 Henry VI part 1 Henry VI part 2 Henry VI part 2 Henry VI part 3 Henry VIII part 3 Henry VIII King John Richard King John Richard

11 Poetry: The Sonnets The Sonnets A Lover's Complaint A Lover's Complaint The Rape of Lucrece The Rape of Lucrece Venus and Adonis Venus and Adonis Funeral Elegy by W.S. Funeral Elegy by W.S.

12 Elizabethan theatre His plays were extremely popular and there were even special performances for Queen Elizabeth I. His plays were extremely popular and there were even special performances for Queen Elizabeth I.

13 The Globe Theatre His plays were performed at the Globe Theatre which was built in London in 1599 on the Southbank of the river Thames. Shakespeare was part-owner of the Globe Theatre. His plays were performed at the Globe Theatre which was built in London in 1599 on the Southbank of the river Thames. Shakespeare was part-owner of the Globe Theatre.

14 In all Shakespeare wrote 37 plays, and he also wrote many beautiful poems. Finally he returned to Stratford in 1611, and he lived there until he died, aged exactly 52. Shakespeare wrote 37 plays, and he also wrote many beautiful poems. Finally he returned to Stratford in 1611, and he lived there until he died, aged exactly 52.

15 Shakespeare today Today, 400 years later, he is one of the most famous writers in the world, and there are many films of his plays. Today, 400 years later, he is one of the most famous writers in the world, and there are many films of his plays.

16 ©opyright by Kacper Duc and Konrad Jacniacki.


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