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Who was Shakespeare?
Shakespeare was a play writer and poet during the renaissance. He was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England and baptized on April 26, 1564 at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. Startford upon Avon was bigger than a village. It was surrounded by countryside and woodlands. His birthday is not recorded so scholars believe this was on or around that date. His parents are John Shakespeare and Mary Shakespeare.
Where did Shakspeare live?
Shakespeare lived in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. His house is still standing today, even though it was built in 1470. By 1592 Shakespeare lived in London, England.
What did Shakespeare accomplish?
Shakespeare performed with a group called the Lord Chamberlain's Men. They were popular and everyone came to watch. They built 'The Globe' in 1597 which was their theater. Shakespeare wrote and performed his plays. He wrote about tragedy, comedy, and history. He also wrote poems and sonnets. He wrote 28 plays, two long poems, and 154 shorter poems.
When did Shakespeare live?
Shakespeare lived in the 16th and 17th century. He lived from April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616. Shakespeare was alive when the oldest city in the US was established and when Spanish troops conquer Buren.
Feb 6th - Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist (Dr Faustus)
Feb 15th - Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist
Mar 9th - David Fabricius, Essens Germany, astronomer (discoved variable star)
Apr 23rd - William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, English Poet and playwright, traditionally regarded as his birthdate
Apr 26th - William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, baptism, English playwright and poet
Sep 24th - William Adams, British navigator (d. 1620)
Nov 22nd - Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (d. 1610)
Dec 24th - Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
Jan 4th - Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander (b. 1514)
Feb 18th - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88
May 2nd - Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (b. 1500)
May 27th - Jean Caulvin, [John Calvin], priest/church reformer, dies at 54
Jun 2nd - Gellius Faber, [Jelle Smit], Fries theologist, dies
Jul 25th - Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1558-64), dies at 61
Oct 2nd - Andreas Vesalius, [Andries of Wesel], Flemish anatomist, dies at 49
Oct 3rd - Christophorus Fabritius, [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned
Oct 4th - Pietro P Vergerio, Italian theologist/bishop of Croatia, dies
Oct 5th - Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer
Oct 18th - Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)
Jan 26th - The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
Feb 21st - Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte
Mar 13th - Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels
Apr 11th - England & France sign Peace of Troyes
Apr 11th - Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns
May 31st - Battle on Gotland: Lubeck & Denmark beat Sweden
Jul 25th - Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor
Aug 18th - Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
Sep 29th - Robert Dudley becomes earl of Leicester
Oct 18th - John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America
Dec 31st - Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
Three witches from
What remains of Shakespeare's work?
What influence do they
have on us today?
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Mostly all of his work remains. You can find all of his plays in books or online and they are very popular. Especially Romeo and Juliet, which has been performed many different times. Also there are books dedicated to just his poems and sonnets. You can find records of these in a library or even book stores.
One of his most famous sonnets is #18 (Shall I compare thee to a summers day).
Mabillard, A. (n.d.). Shakespeare's influence on other artists. Retrieved from http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/shakespearewriter.html
Shakespeare's work mostly influenced writers. From play writers, to book writers, to poets. people have been influenced so much that they have to have something that has to do with Shakespeare next to them while they write so they can think better. They believe that if they had something that had to do with Shakespeare, he will give them a spark of idea.
Information on Parents
His parents names were
Mary Arden and John
Shakespeare. They married
sometime between 1556 and 1558. Mary is the daughter of Robert Arden who owned the sixty-acre farm called Asbies. They were married for 44 years. John died in 1601 and Mary died in 1608.
The cause of William Shakespeare's death is unknown. He died at age 52. Shakespeare was buried at Holy Trinity Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare's Church. That is the same church where he got baptized in 1564! He died in 1616. Shakespeare's art was special/different because he made people see things a different way through his poems and stories.
What are some
famous works and
how were they made?
Shakespeare's top three famous plays are Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. His most famous sonnet is Sonnet 18. The most agreed upon answer for when sonnet 18 was written is in 1595. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth mostly for King James I would keep supporting him. Banquo was actually an ancestor of the king. He also found magic, witches, warlock, etc. fascinating. Another thing he wanted to show in Macbeth was the free will in men and how fate can change the course.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is about a
boy named Romeo and a girl named Juliet falling in love. They know they cannot be together, so they decide the marry in secret. Juliet is supposed to marry another, so she takes a sleeping potion that makes her appear dead for two days. Romeo purchases a potion that is illegal so he can be with her in death. When she wakes up and sees him, she kills herself with a dagger. There is no record of when Shakespeare wrote this, but it was first performed in either 1594 or 1595.
Hamlet was believed to be
written between 1599 and 1601.
Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play being about 5 hours long. It is about the revenge of a prince after his uncle killed his whole family.
The gravedigger scene
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Why did shakespeare write macbeth?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ask.com/question/why-did-shakespeare-write-macbeth
"short" summary of romeo and juliet!. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090613222409AAXVuLK
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Hamlet. (2014, March 11). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet
What is a quick summary of hamlet?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ask.com/question/brief-summary-of-hamlet
Shakespeare started school when he was about six or seven. He went to Stratford grammar school. Shakespeare learned basic grammar skills like ABC's. However he did not attend a college.
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How did he become a writer?
Shakespeare's first intention was to become an actor. No one knows why he went to writing instead of his plan of acting. A lot of his friends said he was a great writer. People even mix up Shakespeare quotes with quotes from the bible!
Why did william shakespeare become a writer?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ask.com/question/why-did-william-shakespeare-become-a-writer