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Justine McMahon

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William Shakespeare By Justine McMahon My Radical Renaissance potato Childhood/Early Education -Birth: April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon -Son of John Shakespeare (father) and Mary Arden (mother). Brother of Joan Shakespeare (sister). -He started attending Kings New School on Stratford, England at the age of 7 and left at age of 14 due his parents financial problems. -Up until the age of 7 when Shakespeare started school he painted, helped his mother with household work, and was starting to write poems! Background of William Shakespeare :D Marriage & Family -On November 28th, 1582, Shakespeare was 18 and married Anne Hathaway who was 26 and pregnant at the time. -After 6 months of marriage, Anne gave birth to Sussane on May 23th 1584! -Twins Hamnet (son), and Judith (daughter) soon followed after almost 2 years. -Son Hamnet died at the age of 7 due to unknown causes and was burried at the Stratford-Upon-Avon Cemetery. Shakespeare's family portrait Shakespeare's Accomplishments Sonnets Sonnet : A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line. -Alltogether, Shakespeare managed to write 154 sonnets. - His sonnets dealing with themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality, first published in a 1609 quarto entitled SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS.: Never before imprinted. -The first 17 poems, traditionally called the procreation sonnets, are addressed to a young man urging him to marry and have children in order to immortalize his beauty by passing it to the next generation. -Other sonnets express the speaker's love for a young man; brood upon loneliness, death, and the transience of life; seem to criticise the young man for preferring a rival poet; express ambiguous feelings for the speaker's mistress; and pun on the poet's name. -The final two sonnets are allegorical treatments of Greek epigrams Plays Engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. -Throughout Shakespeares career he wrote 38 plays -William Shakespeare's plays have the reputation of being among the greatest in the English language and in Western literature. -Traditionally, the 38 plays are divided into the genres of tragedy, history, and comedy; they have been translated into every major living language, in addition to being continually performed all around the world. -Many of his plays appeared in print as a series of quartos, but approximately half of them remained unpublished until 1623, when the posthumous First Folio was published. -Shakespeares play 'Romeo and Juliet' is the most known play of all time followed by another one of his plays called 'A Midnight Summer's dream. Multi Level Appeal -Shakespeare knew how to handle his audience greatly. -He wrote not only for the Queen but for the peasant. He felt everyone should be able to watch and learn and watch about english literature. -He was the creator of emotion in the play house and never has anyone else stood as tall for as long as he has regarding this quality. Romeo & Juliet The Impact Shakespeare had on Society Shakespeare's Influence -William Shakespeare's influence extends from theatre and literature to present-day movies and the English language itself. - Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist, Shakespeare transformed European theatre by expanding expectations about what could be accomplished through characterization, plot, language and genre -Shakespeare's writings have influenced a large number of notable novelists and poets over the years, including Herman Melville and Charles Dickens, and continue to influence new authors even today. Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the history of the English-speaking world -Shakespeare's works have been a major influence on subsequent theatre. Not only did Shakespeare create some of the most admired plays in Western literature (with Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear being ranked among the world's greatest plays), he also transformed English theatre by expanding expectations about what could be accomplished through characterization, plot, language, and genre. Summary William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the literature and history of the English-speaking world. Shakespeare did so much throughout his life from 1564-1616 Most of his plays are still being preformed all around the world and in every major language! The end yay it's over My radical Renaissancer (William Shakespeare) -Soon after the queen heard about the peasants enjoying this type of literature, more plays were preformed for all levels of wealthiness! Wrote 154 Sonnets, and 38 plays. -And during his plays and Sonnets, Shakespeare introduce new words that we still use today to the Queen & peasants. In his plays and Sonnets, he introduced new words to the english language that are still used today
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