Presentation on theme: "William Shakespeare Dana Yousif Mrs.Timm 12F January 20, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
William Shakespeare Dana Yousif Mrs.Timm 12F January 20, 2014
Introduction What is William Shakespeare known for? An English play writer.
Early Life He was born in 1564. His mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a wealthy landowner from a neighboring village. His father, John, was a maker of gloves and a trader in farm produce. He married Anne Hathaway.
Education There are no specific records relating to the education of William Shakespeare or his attendance at school. William Shakespeare would have attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon from the age of 7 in 1571 and left school and formal education when he was fourteen in 1578.
Career Playwriter He was an important member of the lord chamberlain’s company of players He became a professional man of his own theatre The plays he wrote were always successful
Personal Life He moved to London in 1951 “Shotgun” wedding to Anne Hathaway in November 1582 Forced wedding by the Hathaway family; Anne pregnancy.
Later Life Retired in 1611 Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 51. He remained married to Anne until his death and was survived by his two daughters, Susannah and Judith. Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. A bust of him placed by his family on the wall nearest his grave shows him posed as writing. Each year on his claimed birthday, a new quill pen is placed in the writing hand of the bust.
Conclusion Popular legend claims that unpublished works by Shakespeare may lie inside his tomb, but no one has ever made sure these claims, perhaps for fear of the curse included in the quoted statement written in memory of him.