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Transcript of William Shakespeare
"Considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time." (Petri)
Possessed a large vocabulary.
There are rumors that Shakespeare did not write his plays.
He opened the Globe
Born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford
King Edward IV Grammar School
learned Latin and some Greek
read a lot of the Roman dramatists
"Age 18 he married Anne Hathaway and had 3 kids, one who died"
Influence of Shakespeare
Invented thousands of words that combined Latin and French
"William Shakespeare... looked to poetry, not play writing, for enduring fame."
wrote 154 Sonnets that influence the format today consisting of 3 quatrains and a couplet known as
many people today try to mimic his style of play writing
Tragedies, histories, comedies, and romances
Puns/ Word Play
He used 29,066 different words in his plays. Some examples are; Arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, misquote, pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zany.
"Today the average English-speaking person uses something like 2,000 words in everyday speech." (Petri)
Facts about Writing Julius Caesar
Written in 1599
"Julius Caesar illustrates similarly the transition in Shakespeare's writing toward darker themes and tragedy." (Russell Brown.)
characters portray assassination of Julius Caesar in history
demonstrates Caesars triumph to fall
"Shakespeare's first major tragedy is Roman in spirit and Classical in its notion of tragic character." (Russell Brown.)
Famous Plays/ Accomplishments
Some of Shakespear's famous plays are:
Romeo and Juliet
wrote over 154 sonnets
After Play Writing
William Shakespeare 1564-1616
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After retiring from the stage he returned to his home.
Drew up his will in 1616.
Was buried two days after death. "William Shakespeare"