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Transcript of Shakespeare
-Born: April 23, 1564 Stratford-upon-Avon, England
-The first born son of Mary and John Shakespeare
-Being one of eight brothers and sisters
-Lived at Henley Street, Stratford Shakespeare's Early Life his house FAMLIY Parents: Mary Arden and John Shakespeare
Timeline of his siblings:
September 15,1558: Joan (only survived two months)
December 2, 1562: Margaret (she died one year later)
April 26, 1564: William (died 1616 aged 52)
October 13, 1566: Gilbert (died 1612 aged 46)
1569: Joan, named after her older sister (died 1646 aged 77)
September 28, 1571: Anne (1579 died aged 7)
March 11,1574: Richard (died 1613 aged 39)
May 3, 1580 Edmund (died 1607 aged 27) William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway A
Y Shakespeare's and Hathaway's Children -May 1583, Susanna was born and on the 23rd she was baptized at Stratford Parish Church.
- Two years later in 1585 Anne and William's twins, Hamnet and Judith, were born.
-The baptism of Hamnet and Judith took place in Stratford Parish Church on February 2nd 1585
-Hamnet died from the plague and was buried in Stratford on August 11, 1596. School -Shakespeare attended King's New school at Stratford.
-It was a grammar school for civil servants, like Shakespeare's father.
-School started at dawn and didn't end until dusk and it was 6 days a week.
-He was five he was enrolled in this school.
-He did not attend college -Shakespeare supposedly worked for a butcher in his youth, but instead he continued the work of his father "Hamlet." Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them. Joyce Moss and George Wilson. Vol. 1: Ancient Times to the American and French Revolutions (Prehistory-1790s). Detroit: Gale, 1997. 136-143. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 10 Feb. 2013.
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"William Shakespeare." WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. N.p., 1 Feb. 2012. Web. 16 Feb. 2013. -They got married when he was 18 and when she was 26 in 1852.
-She was pregnant before they got married.
-It was a hasty affair since she was much older and he was underage
-There was an issue with their marriage license, on November 27, 1582
-They were married at Temple Grafton -He helped his father in the family business (leathers and grains)
-He took a job as a law clerk
-He worked as a schoolmaster
-He worked work as a scrivener
-He traveled to Italy
-He served as a soldier or sailor for an England threatened by Spain -William Shakespeare had a stake holding in the Globe Theater and also
acted in some of the productions of the plays. - In Shakespeare’s time copyright did not exist. Alternative versions of Shakespearean plays were produced -March 15, 1595 first document mentioning Shakespeare connected with the Theater -August, Richard Burbage takes back the lease for the Blackfriars Theater. The King's Men, including Shakespeare became part owners. PLAYS:
Romeo and Juliet- 1594
Midsummer Nights Dream- 1595
Julius Caesar- 1600
Twelfth Night- February 02, 1601
Macbeth- 1605 SONNETS:
126 - O thou my lovely boy
130 - My Mistress' eyes
029 - When in disgrace with fortune
116 - Let me not to the marriage of true minds
18 - Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? -During his life, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets! This means an average 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589. -Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre burnt down on 29th June 1613 after a cannon shot set fire to it during a performance of Henry VIII. -Suicide occurs an unlucky thirteen times in Shakespeare’s plays. King's New School -When the Globe Theater burned down on June 19, 1613, Shakespeare, who owned part of the theater helped have it rebuild -Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. He was buried in the chancel of Trinity Church in Stratford. 1585-1592 Mental Illness:
-In Hamlet the main character feigns insanity while Ophelia, the woman he loves, actually does go mad. These developments reflect a preoccupation in Shakespeare’s time with melancholy and insanity. There was a hospital for the insane in London called Bethlehem, a name that changed to Bedlam, which means “utter madness.”
-Hamlet as well as Shakespeare was interested in plays and theatrical art.
-Death was a familiar spectacle; it took place at home. When Shakespeare was fourteen, his seven-year-old sister Anne died.
-His father was a member of the Stratford Town Council which made his former wealth, but dies (in 1601) during Shakespeare's successful years. Both of their fathers were successful during the end of their lives