2 Considered the greatest English-speaking writer in history and known as England’s national poet.
3 ChildhoodWilliam Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, a bustling market town 100 miles northwest of London, and baptized there on April 26, 1564.His father, John Shakespeare was a man of many trades, from farming to leather workJohn boosted his social status by marrying Mary Arden, the daughter of an aristocratic landownerWilliam was the third of eight Shakespeare children, of whom three died in childhood.
4 EducationAttended Stratford Grammar School free of charge until the age of 14He studied Latin and Greek as well as British and world historyHis education and passions are visible through his work of Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Henry IV.
5 Family ValuesAt 18 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway ( ), a woman eight years his senior, in a ceremony thought to have been hastily arranged due to her pregnancy.A daughter, Susanna, was born less than seven months later in May Twins Hamnet and Judith followed in February Susanna and Judith would live to old age, while Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died at 11.He left his family to pursue his acting and writing in London.
6 WritingsAround 1595: Known knows for sure when exactly the plays were written.Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, Cleopatra, Coriolanus
7 Shakespeare’s Quotes Hamlet: To be or not to be: that is the question. Romeo and Juliet: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.Macbeth: Fair is foul, and foul is fair.Julius Caesar: Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your earsTwelfth Night: If music be the food of love, play on…
8 Post Fame Returned to his family in Stratford and retired there. Shakespeare died at age 52 of unknown causes on April 23, 1616, leaving the bulk of his estate to his daughter Susanna.Stratford, England
9 The Shakespearean Theatre Produced in public theatersPublic theaters were built around roofless courtyards with sunlightPerformances were only performed during the day.
10 Globe TheaterNo one knows exactly what the Globe Theater truly looks like.It is round or octagonalIt was open to the sky to let light in.Held between people.
12 Globe Theatre The stage was a platform that extended into the pit Actors entered and left the stage from doors located behind the platformThere was a second level gallery right above the stage and used as an upper stageRomeo and Juliet Balcony scene was showcased between the second and first levelThere was no scenery: dialogue was used to set the scence
13 Theater Goers Wealthier playgoers sat in the benches. Less wealthy spectators sat in the pit close to the stage.Hazelnuts were Elizabethan popcorn.
14 Actors Wore elaborate clothing Only men and boys were allowed to performWomen did not perform on stageIt was not considered proper for womenBoys of performed female roles: before their voices changed
15 Globe Theater ReplicaDirections: Now use the information from the lecture and from the textbook (p ) to create a replica of the Shakespearean Globe Theatre.In groups draw your own Shakespearean Globe Theatre.Next, on each level or space of the Theatre include an organized review of Shakespeare’s life.
16 Globe Theater Replica Example The final product is a visual representation of Shakespeare’s life through the levels and architecture of the Globe Theater.Born April 6thLeft Family to Pursue Acting and writing in LondonRetired and died in Stratford, England.Shakespeare