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Transcript of William Shakespeare
Shakespeare influenced the Renaissance world through his writings.
“Shakespeare utilized his knowledge of Greek and Roman classics when writing his plays. Before the renaissance, these texts had been suppressed by the Catholic Church” (Jamieson).
Impact and Influence
Life and Work
What were his main beliefs?
-Governed by Protestant leader, but raised by Catholics
Shakespeare moved to London in 1588 he was an established play writer, actor and poet
Shakespeare wrote his first play
Henry VI, Part One
In London he became famous for his variety of skills.
However, in 1592 London theaters closed due to the outbreak of the black plague
By Anna Hess, Katie McCreedy, and Kate Sullivan
How did his versatility help him achieve?
Who was Shakespeare?
Why was he deemed a
How did the INVENTION OF THE printing Press AFFECT HIS CAREER?
The purpose of our project is to help the audience better understand the renaissance period, through an important figure at the time.
This figure, is William Shakespeare.
Birth in 1564
Marriage to Anne Hathaway
Move to London
He created thirty eight plays
Shakespeare died in 1616 at age 52.
Jaimeson, Lee. "The Influence of the Renaissance in Shakespeare's Time." About Education. About.com, n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2014.
Mabillard, Amanda. "Shakespeare the Actor and Playwrite." Shakespeare the Actor. Shakespeare Onlines, 12 Nov. 2000. Web. 11 Nov. 2014.
"Shakespeare and the Book Trade." - 9780521765664. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. <http://www.cambridge.org/asia/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521765664&ss=exc>.
45 publications and counting
Countless plays were not
His portrayal of women contradicted society's perception
Some Philosophers truly did not believe that Shakespeare existed, and that "his" plays were entirely plagiarized
Thesis: Shakespeare’s versatile abilities as a writer, actor, and playwright, made him able to achieve success as a pioneer during the Renaissance.
What is the overall purpose of our project? How did our individual achieve greatness?
Claim: Shakespeare's adolescence and developmental years shine a valuable light onto exactly how he became successful.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing" - William Shakespeare
Claim: Shakespeare was the ideal humanist, because he used different facets to improve one another and become a better person overall.
Claim: Shakespeare's career experiences, helped him to individually improve.
Out of all the more common career choices at the time, what made Shakespeare love literature?
School in the time period
Overall, what has been Shakespeare's influence?
Education at the time
Claim: Shakespeare wanted to be a writer, because he believed it was the best way to better himself
Claim: Shakespeare affected the Renaissance Era.