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Transcript of Shakespeare
Shakespeare the writer
His Final Days
Mihir Raut, Raul Torres, Chandandeep Ghotra, Caitlyn Jaipersaud and Hassan sajjad.
Where did he start?
He went London in 1588 to establish himself as an actor and a playwright. He was envious of Robert Greene a london playwright who criticized him. He said: "...an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you: and being an absolute Johannes fac totum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country." Within 2 years he wa not only acting and writing for the Lord Chamberlain's Men but was also a partner of the operations as well.
"Shakespeare's Biography." Shakespeare Resource Center -. N.p., 2014. Web. 02 Mar. 2014.
He went to King’s New School of Stratford-upon-Avon.
First it was named King Edward VI after the name of King Edward VI in 1553.
William Shakespeare (birth date unknown) is the son of Jhon Shakespeare and Mary Arden and father of Susanna, Hamnet and Judith Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was born in Warwickshire, England and grew up in a market town named Stratford-upon-avon.
Wife: Anne Hathaway
Children: SUsanna, Hamnet and Judith (Twins)
Hamnet Passed away from unknown causes at the age of 11
Inspiration for his work
He was inspired by l real life incidences which he some how depictged in his plays. For example in 'Hamlet'- role of Othello's death-accidental or suicidal. eg: Shakespeare was 15, a woman from a nearby village drowned in the Avon. Her death was ruled accidental but it may have been a suicide. Later in Hamlet Shakespeare left open the question whether Ophelia died accidentally or by her own hand
Why is he so famous and relevant?
Top 4 reasons he is famous are:
1) His ability to summarize the range of human emotions
2) Remarkable story teller
3) He invented great characters in his plays. Eg. Hamlet.
4) His ability to turn a Phrase. Eg. ‘It is Greek to me’
What enduring themes appear in is writing?
Hamlet Themes include: 1) Art and Culture 2) Family 3) Religion 4) Madness 5) Revenge 6) Mortality
o At the age of 7 in 1571 he joined the school and he left at the age of 14 in 1578.
o He was removed from the school at the age of fourteen because of his father’s financial and social difficulties.
- The Petty Schools
o They were run by housewife and were referred as ‘Dame Schools’.
o Over there the children were used learn lessons in behavior and in Catechism.
o The early education of Shakespeare included respecting his mother and father, asking his parents blessing, rising early in the morning, saying his prayers and basic manners such as, chewing properly, using a knife and using a napkin.
- Grammar Schools
o Over there he was taught Latin from a Tudor text-book known as Lily’s Latin Grammar.
o Most of his teachers were Catholic so his education was influenced by their beliefs.
He was a Playwright, Poet and an actor.
"The Education OfWilliam Shakespeare." The Education of William Shakespeare. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
"William Shakespeare." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, n.d. Web. 3 Mar. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare>.
How Did Shakespeare Die?" How Did Shakespeare Die? N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2014.
"Shakespeare's Burial." Shakespeare's Burial. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
Wiliam SHakespeare died at the age of 52 in the year 1616. Although his death is a mystery, it is believed that his death may have been caused by the the outbreak of Typhus or other diseases that were spreading at the time.
epitaph: " Good friend for jesus sake forbeare, to dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, and cursed be he that moved my bones."
Music in the Time of Shakespeare - 17 Pavin. YouTube. YouTube, 09 Jan. 2013. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
This is the music that used to be played in Shakespeares time. it is called the 17th pavin.
"Shakespeare, William Biography." Shakespeare, William. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hamlet Themes." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 28 Feb. 2014
"It's Greek to me",
if your lost property has vanished into thin air,
if you recall your salad days,
if you have been tongue-tied,
a tower of strength,
hoodwinked or in a pickle,
if you have knitted your brows, made a virtue of necessity, insisted on fair play,
slept not one wink,
modern words and phrases are from Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet , Hamlet, As you like it, Antony and Cleopatra