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Transcript of William Shakespeare
Karel Peters & Jessica Vieira http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323/videos/william-shakespeare-the-life-of-the-bard-11182659797 Plays, Poems,
and Sonnets In the course of my life, I wrote 38 plays. They are divided into the genres of comedies, tragedies, and histories. Plays: to write or preform a theatrical production Poems: A piece of writing in which the expression of feelings and ideas are given intensity through diction, rhythm and imagery Examples of Comedies Examples of Histories Examples of Tragedies A Midsummer Night's Dream
All's Well That Ends Well
Love's Labour's Lost More emphasis on situations than characters
Separation and re-unification of characters
Multiple intertwining plots that connect
Pastoral element; royal people living a perfect/unreal rural life
Characters deceiving each other.
Happy ending Sonnets: A poem of 14 lines using any rhyme scheme King John
Henry IV, Part 1
Richard III Julius Caesar
Romeo and Juliet In 1593-1594 a tragic plague swept across England, closing the theaters. This did not stop him from writing. William Shakespeare wrote poems during the time of the plague. In total Shakespeare wrote six long poems. The six poems written by Shakespeare were:
Venus and Adonis - 1593
The Rape of Lucrece - 1594
To the Queen - 1599
The Passionate Pilgrim - 1599
The Phoenix and the Turtle - 1601
A Lover's Complaint - 1609 Shakespeare wrote a collection of 154 sonnets. They often had themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality. The Dark Lady The Fair Youth The Rival Poet The subjects of the sonnets are often referred to as... Comedies Tragedies Characters accept the consequences of their errors
Characters must be an admirable but flawed
Main character is capable of both good and evil Histories The histories were plays based on the lives of English kings.
They are more accurately called the “English history plays” Rival Poet exist within the Fair Youth sequence in sonnets 78-86. About 230 years after Shakespeare's death, doubts
began to be expressed about the authorship of his works
Samuel Mosheim Schmucker propose the non-existence of Shakespeare in 1848 These are some of the main reasons why people
question if Shakespeare
wrote his works. No student records of Shakespeare survived. No school attendance record of his remains. And without proper schooling, he could not have the extensive vocabulary and knowledge found in the plays and poems Theories say that Shakespeare was a front to shield the identity of the real author or authors . They may not have wanted to accept public credit for multiple reason, including death He also wrote about the Elizabethan and Jacobean court and politics that no one of his standing would know about . Only a highly educated nobleman or court insider could have written about them. Shakespeare lacked the education, upper-class sensibility, and familiarity of the royal court that would be required for his writings. There are more than 70 different possible authors. These include Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, and Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, William Stanley, Earl of Derby; Ben Jonson, and Countess of Pembroke. But is he real? BUT WAS
HE REAL? Few details of Shakespeare's
sexuality are known At 18, he married the 26-year-old Anne Hathaway
Shakespeare's sonnets possibly autobiographical
Sonnet 18 expresses a love for the Fair Youth
Some say it only expresses a close friendship
Possible affair with the Dark Lady
He may have been homo, hetero, or bisexual, but there is not enough evidence to be certain. 1. Why did he have such a huge influence?
2. What are the positive/negative consequences of Shakespeare’s influence?
3. What are your opinions on the speculations of Shakespeare’s authorship? How did Shakespeare impact today's world and influence the modern English language? Ted Megee BIG THINK QUESTION Jessica