Presentation on theme: "Brief History William Shakespeare. Early Life Parents John Shakespeare and Mary Arden Baptized 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon Birthday unknown Married."— Presentation transcript:
Early Life Parents John Shakespeare and Mary Arden Baptized 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon Birthday unknown Married Anne Hathaway 27 November 1582 Susana born 26 My 1583 (6 months after marriage) Twins Hamnet and Judith 2 February 1585 Shakespeare’s house in Stratford
Playwright Believed to start working in London in 1592 Globe Theater constructed 1599 Wrote 37 plays Tragedies, Comedies, and Histories Ex: Julius Caesar, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Henry VIII, Hamlet
Later Life 1603-1610 Plague broke out and playhouse shutdown often. Slowed down writing in 1610 and none after 1613 23 April 1616 Shakespeare died His son died young and his two daughters had children, but they all died childless
Legacy- Movies based on Plays Lion King- Hamlet 10 Things I Hate About You- Taming of the Shrew She’s the Man- Twelfth Night Warm Bodies- Romeo and Juliet Mean Girls- Julius Caesar Get Over It- A Midsummer Night’s Dream Has been played in thousands of theaters, schools, and movies, and will continue to for many years to come.
3 Things to Remember When Reading Shakespeare Shakespeare never intended his plays to be read (First Folio printed 16 years after death) We will watch them as well as read Shakespeare’s plays are open to interpretation You can get out of them what you want to get out Shakespeare wrote for mass appeal Try to enjoy and don’t get bogged down by language