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William Shakespeare

9th grade presentation before we read Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy. :3

Kayla S

on 5 September 2012

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William Shakespeare Born: William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
was born on April 23, 1564. Shakespeare's Early Life Medieval Weddings Marriage was to the province of the church Today's customs are the same In the medieval ages everyone had to marry in churches Shakespeare had seven siblings Interesting Facts! More than 3/4 of the people were married before age 19 By
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Kayla Wise The ceremonies depended largely upon the social class of the bride and groom Every part of a woman's face was painted and their hair was sun-bleached His parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. Silk gowns were reserved for upper class weddings; silver and gold thread were used Blue was often the color of wedding dresses On April 26, he was baptised in the church Holy Trinity of Stratford upon Avon. Medieval Buildings Rich people had paved floors, glass windows, and fancy decorations Most of the homes were cold, damp and dark He had three brothers and four sisters. Most windows were just holes in the walls with wooden shutters Peasant houses were rarely bigger than two rooms Peasant houses had weak roofs and were easily destroyed Shakespeare's House Religion The catholic church was the only church in Europe during this time Pilgramages were a very important part in the relegious aspects in the middle ages William married Anne Hathaway in 1582, and had three children: Susanna, Judith, and Hamnet. Pilgamage: a journey to a sacred place A.K.A churches Hygiene As the population increased, the hygiene worsened Theatre Most plays were quarto texts. Quarto texts are on sheets of paper that are folded four ways. There were many deaths from disease People were not concerned about dental hygiene The only remedy for a bad tooth was to pull it out--without any painkillers. Clothing Most wore wool clothing with linen undergarments Women wore flowering gowns and elaborate headware The womens' headdresses ranged from shapes of hearts and butterflies to tall steep caps and Italian turbans Some of his other famous works are: Hamlet,Othello, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Antony and Cleopatra. Wealthy: Shakespeare was an actor in some of his plays. He played the ghost in Hamlet, and Old Adam in As You Like It. Clothing Non-wealthy: Men wore tunics Women wore long gowns with sleeveless tunics and "caps" to cover their hair Outer clothing was nearly never washed, but undergarments were washed frequently Shakespeare's works were a mixture of the conventional style (elaborate metaphors and rhetorical phrases), and his own. Shakespeare married at age 17 He was buried at the Holy Trinity Church, and he put a curse on whom ever moved his body. It is still there today During His life, Shakespeare
wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets;
That's an average of 1.5 plays
per year! He is the second most
quoted writer in the English language Shakespeare's Globe Theater burnt down on June 29th, 1613 Shakespeare's official occupation was acting according to documents from 1592, 1598, and 1603 Thanks For Watching! Shakespeare has no living descendants
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