William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

- Born April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon.- He spent most of his life in London but he had a house in Stratford for his family, which he visited once every year during Lent.- Made a major contribution to the Renaissance through literature, art, and theater.-One of the most well-known authors- He wrote 37 plays; they are all still performed today- He wrote in a way that everyone could understand. - Shakespeare created new- Died April 23, 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare"The Bard"

Shakespeare's Most Famous Works:Tragedies1. Romeo and Juliet2. Hamlet3. OthelloComedies1. The Tempest2. A Midsummer's Night Dream3. All's Well That Ends WellHistories1. King John2. Henry VPoems1. The Phoenix and the Turtle2. A Lover's Complaint

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."- William Shakespeare

The Globe Theater- In London, 1599 people were very excited to see plays and various sorts of entertainment so Shakespeare created the Globe Theater on the Thames River.- It was three stories tall and could fit 3,000 people- Shakespeare wrote many of his plays to be performed particularly at the Globe.- The stage was called a "theater in the round" meaning the audience surrounded it from three sides.- The theater burned down 1613. While performing the production of Hamlet, a canon onstage started the thatched roof on fire.- The theater was rebuilt in 1997. The builders tried to make it look as close to the original as possible.

A Midsummer's Night Dream

"All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts."-William Shakespeare

Family included:Wife- Anne HathawayChildren- Susan Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare, and Judith QuineyFather- John ShakespeareMother- Mary Shakespeare


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