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Shakespeare's life and times - Mihana demirovic
Transcript of Shakespeare's life and times - Mihana demirovic
Although not in his lifetime, Shakespeare has been revered and continues to be all around the world as one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Many of his famous plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and the Taming of The Shrew have been made into films.
A majority of his work was written as comedy, tragedy and romance, and most of his early work was historical. A majority of his plays were influenced by other works and writers, including Chaucer, Plutarch, the bible and the general history and politics of Europe and the Jacobean/Elizabethan era.
Name: William Shakespeare
Date of birth (thought to be): April 23rd, 1564
Date of death: April 23rd, 1616
Place of birth: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Place of death: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Occupation: Poet and Playwright
The Life and times of William Shakespeare
The establishment of a playwright
By 1957, things had gotten better for Shakespeare, and 15
of his thirty-seven plays had been published.
Civil records show that Shakespeare had purchased the second largest house in Straford, and he started to become muh more noticed in public. Many commented on his work, and showed admiration or dislike at his themes or topics.
In 1599, building began for the construction of his own theatre on the south bank of the Thames river, and as it was conceived, was called the 'Globe' theatre. It became the most popular thetre of its time, and many of Shakespeare's plays were performed, and only by male actors.
Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, died in 1596. His daughter Susanna died in 1649. His younger daughter Judith had three children, and they all died before their mother and without children. His granddaughter Elizabeth, daughter of Susanna, died childless in 1670. This ended the Wlliam Shakespeare line.
Shakespeare invented over 1700 common words used today, including assassin, torture, belonging, eyeball, etc.
One of shakespeare's cousins, William Arden, was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I, and he was arrested and executed in the Tower of London.
Shakespeare's globe thetre burnt to the ground on June 29th, 1613, after a cannon was shot during a performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII
Shakespeare wrote about one-tenth of the most quotable quotations ever written and spoken in english.
On Shakespeare's slabstone over his tomb, an inscription, or a curse, is written, exclaming:
Good friend, for Jesus' sake forebeare
To digg the dust enclosed heare;
Bleste be the man that spares
And curst be he that
moves my bones.
William was the third child out of seven,
of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and
mary Arden, a local heiress. He was thought to
have attended King's New School, in Stratford.
He did not attend university, and he met and married Anne Hathaway at the age of 18, where they bore 3 children together, Susanna and twins Judith and Hamnet.
Documents show that Shakespeare returned to London in the early 1590's and became a managing partner in the Lord Chamberlain's men, a famous acting company based in London. During this time, Shakespeare's works were published in papers and read by all, including some of the nobility. He also became an actor, and frequently acted in his own plays.
In his younger years, Shakespeare worked as a horse attendant in some of London's finest theatres before becoming involved in the theatre and performing arts business.
With the Chamberlain's men, many of Shakespeare's plays were performed and his works were sold to all in the community.