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The time, place and mood within the plays had to be created by the LANGUAGE of the actors...
'Break the ice'
Very often, if Shakespeare couldn't think
of the right word to use in his plays,
he would invent an entirely new word.
"To be, or not to be: that is the question..."
Went to London to work as a professional actor
Shakespeare wrote his first play; Henry VI (6th)
Shakespeare joined a company known as the 'Lord Chamberlain's Men', and was now a successful actor and playwright.
Shakespeare wrote his last play; Henry VIII (8th)
By the time Shakespeare died in 1616, he had written 37 plays.
These consisted of 10 tragedies, 17 comedies and 10 histories.
Shakespeare was just 52 when he died.
Shakespeare's plays were only published for the first time, 7 years after his death.
Words Shakespeare Invented...
'Dead as a doornail'
'Dog will have his day'
'Forever and a day'
'Laugh yourself into stitches'
'Heart of gold'
'In a pickle'
'Love is blind'
'The world's my oyster'
'Not slept one wink'
'Own flesh and blood'
'Too much of a good thing'
'Whats done is done'
'Melted into thin air'
'Wear my heart upon my sleeve'