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Shakespeare's Professional Life

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William Shakespeare's
Professional Life Who is Shakespeare? - Professions Why was William Shakespeare famous? Short Biography of
William Shakespeare
Throughout his short life, Shakespeare had many great achievements. Altogether, he wrote 154 sonnets, 38 plays and 2 narratives. His most famous plays include Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Hamlet and Macbeth. 1592 William Shakesphere is widely known as the great playwright.
However, most do not realize that he was also a poet and an actor! Being such a successful theatrical person, Shakespeare also had some money to invest in various areas of his life. William Shakespeare was famous as the English Bard who wrote Sonnets and 37 plays including Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Othello many of which were staged at the Globe Theatre in London. Date of Birth: 23 April 1564
Place of Birth : Stratford upon Avon
Father: John Shakespeare, Merchant and Bailiff and Justice of the Peace
Mother: Mary Arden Will leaves his home in Stratford upon Avon and starts to work in the emerging theaters Thanks for Listening!! By: Helen and Lior
Class: English
Teacher: Ms. Mcknight By: Helen and Lior
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Teacher: Ms.McKnight He married 26-year old Anne Hathaway in 1582 and had 3 children named Susanna, Hamnet and Judith Family http://www.history-timelines.org.uk/people-timelines/08-william-shakespeare-timeline.htm



http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/biography/shakespeare_biography.htm Bibliography http://www.buzzle.com/articles/timeline-of-william-shakespeare.html Professional Life- Timeline 2012 And although William Shakespeare passed away centuries ago, he is still here with us, through his masterpieces, in the very words we speak and the way we behave. A busy year for Shakespeare as he composed Richard II, performed that very same year. "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", composed for a wedding as well as the greatest love story of all time, "Romeo and Juliet". He achieves prosperity and recognition as the leading London Playwright at the 'Theatre' In Summary He began writing "The Phoenix and The Turtle" and “Twelfth Night”. He wrote “Hamlet” which was considered to one of his greatest plays of all times! He composed
"Anthony and Cleopatra". He wrote “Troilus and Cressida” and his play, “Measure for Measure”. Also that year was the first performance of Othello to the public. He wrote “The Winter's Tale” and a play called “The Tempest.” He published two poems titled 'Venus and Adonis' and' The Rape of Lucrece'. They were dedicated to the Earl of Southampton, Shakespeare's patron (of poetry). 1590-1593 1594: He wrote “The Comedy of Errors and the 'Love's Labour's Lost'. 1596-1598 1599 First production of Julius Caesar at the Globe Theater 1600 1601 1602-1604 1606 1610 - 1611 Fire destroys the Globe Theatre during a performance of Henry VIII when cannon fire sets fire to the thatched roof 1613 The Globe Theatre, the first playhouse built by actors (for actors) was reopened this year. 1614 The death of William Shakespeare 'The First Folio' of his plays is published 1616 1623 1560 1620 1590 Tragic Period 1600-1608 Shakespeare writes many of his famous tragedies, including: "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear", "Macbeth" and "Antony and Cleopatra". School Years 1571-1578 Early Period 1592-1600 This is when Shakespeare first became known to the world. During this time, he wrote nineteen plays. Some the more well-known ones are "The Comedy of Errors", "The Taming of the Shrew" "Romeo and Juliet", and "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Lost Years 1578-1592 During these lost years, something might have happened to Shakespeare to influence him to pursue the theatrical profession. The Lost years are divided into two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is the time period between his leaving of school and his marriage to Anne Hatheway (1578-1582). Part B is the time period from the marriage to his debut in theater. (1582-1592) These two periods are known as the "Lost Years" because little facts were recorded on Shakespeare. Later Period 1610-1616 During this time period, Shakespeare created many tragi-comedies. These included "A Winter's Tale, "The Tempest" and "Cymbeline." verview Although it is not known exactly which plays he preformed in as an actor, it is certain that he started acting in 1592. This is because he was mentioned on paper by the playwright Robert Green, who had criticized his work. However, it is known that he preformed in "Edward I", a play by Edward Peele, in 1593. http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/ Although Shakespeare is "Shakespeare the playwright" nowadays, poetry was key to his success. Back then, being a playwright had little merit or respect, so he built up his reputation through poetry. Poets were more respectable, compared to playwrights or actors in Shakespeare's time. Birth: 1564 Death: 1616 1578-1582 Globe Theater Plays are banned
from London 1596 Reason: The growing audiences in plays soon reached to a point where the crowds were massive, and perhaps destructive. In response to this, Shakespeare and the company of actors moved their plays to "Swan Theater" on the Bank side. Other theaters in London were also forced to move to the South side of River Thames. The crowds promoted gambling, immoral activities, and it lured young folk away from their jobs. Moreover, it helped in the spreading of the Bubonic plague. (time built) The Globe Theater was an important theater for Shakespeare, since many of his famous were preformed there, including: Hamlet, Macbeth and Twelfth Night. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare's_Works/The_World_of_William_Shakespeare
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