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1 His Life, London, Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare His Life, London, Romeo and Juliet

2 Shakespeare’s Birth/Early Life
Baptized 4/26/1564 No official B-day Stratford-Upon-Avon One of eight children Working class family Attended local grammar school; no university Married Anne Hathaway in 1582

3 Married & Professional Life
Susanna born in 1583 Twins Hamnet and Judith born in 1585 “Lost Years” his first plays are performed Henry VI, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors

4 Shakespeare: Actor and Playwright
Theaters close in 1593 because of the plague. 1594 he becomes a shareholder in Lord Chamberlain’s Men 1599 construction of the Globe Theater Groundlings, Theater setup


6 Rulers of England Queen Elizabeth I

7 King of England King James I

8 In The Reign of King James I
Lord Chamberlain’s Men becomes The King’s Men Plays concerning the power of court Retires by 1612 to Stratford-Upon-Avon Life during retirement is unknown

9 The Death of Shakespeare
Died on April 23, 1616 Wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and two narrative poems First Folio published in 1623; most plays Today--$25,000 per week in royalties just on Othello alone


11 Information about Romeo and Juliet
Approximate 1st performance date: Not printed until 1597 Direct source for Shakespeare’s R&J is Arthur Brooke’s Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet (1562) Based on a prose piece from Pierre Boistuau (1559) Based on a version from an Italian Bandello (1554) Based on a version from Luigi da Porto (1525) Based on a version from Masuccio Salernitano (1476)

12 Romeo and Juliet is filled with language games
Paradox: Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals the truth Oxymoron: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms are combined to produce an epigrammatic (a neat, witty, often paradoxical remark)effect Rhyming Tricks Verbal Echoings Puns: Play on the multiple meanings of a word or on two words that sound alike but have different meanings. Try to catch these “games” Shakespeare plays

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