Shakespeare’s Language Learned English at school and in church Spoke with Midlands/Warwickshire accent Spelling not fixed at that time - writers free to exploit its potential Created 3,000 new words
Shakespeare created many new words such as… Barefaced Advertising Pre-meditated Modest Vast Horrid
if you have ever said something or someone ‘vanished into thin air,’ refused to ‘budge an inch’ been ‘tongue-tied’ or ‘slept not one wink’ (not slept ) said that it was, ‘high time that something was done’ if you have ever had your teeth ‘set on edge’, said, ‘For goodness' sake!’ or ‘What the dickens!’ - you are quoting Shakespeare!
The end of his life Returned to Stratford in 1610 Made money buying and selling land Destruction of the Globe Theatre in 1613 In 1616 Shakespeare died on April, 23 (his birthday!)
Looking back Shakespeare wrote 37 plays … … and 154 sonnets… … and an unknown number of long epic poems
Romeo and Juliet Considered a tragedy Love story about two young people who fell in love Their families were always quarrelling Juliet is to marry Paris a much older man Romeo and Juliet marry in secret Juliet takes a sleeping potion which makes her appear dead Sends message to Romeo which he does not receive Romeo thinks she is dead and kills himself Families reunite in grief at their loss