PPT on William Shakespeare

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This PPT gives a proper and a focussed description of william shakespeare'slife


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"all the word a stage and all men and women merely players" WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's WORLD This above all, to thine own self be true...

The Man who Would Be known Simply as Shakespeare:

The Man who Would Be known Simply as Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptised there on 26 April 1564 William Shakespeare was born in a rich family and was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer William birth place of william shakespeare shakespeare at the time of his birth


SHAKESPEARE's CHILDHOOD most biographers agree that Shakespeare was probably educated at the King's New School in Stratford, a free school chartered in 1553, about a quarter-mile from his home. Grammar schools varied in quality during the Elizabethan era, but the grammar curriculum was standardised by royal decree throughout England, and the school would have provided an intensive education in Latin grammar based upon Latin classical authors Learned business as an apprentice for his father shakespeare at age of 12


THE LOVER STAGE WILLIAM'S LIFE At the age of 18, Shakespeare married the 26-year-old Anne Hathaway. The consistory court of the Diocese of Worcester issued a marriage licence on 27 November 1582. six months after the marriage Anne gave birth to a daughter, Susanna, baptised 26 May 1583.[17] Twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith, followed almost two years later and were baptised 2 February 1585 . She was 8 years his senior and 3 months pregnant when they marrie d. Anne Hathaway


PROFESSIONAL STAGE OF THE BARD At the stage of 19 he became a teacher It is not known exactly when Shakespeare began writing, but contemporary allusions and records of performances show that several of his plays were on the London stage by 1592.[27] He was well enough known in London by then to be attacked in print by the playwright Robert Greene in his Groats-Worth of Wit . Shakespeare is accused of using dirty tricks to increasing his rank and match the rank of the university educated authors such as Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Nashe T he London stage Christopher Marlowe

His Professional Excellence:

In 1599, a partnership of company members built their own theatre on the south bank of the River Thames, which they called the Globe. In 1608, the partnership also took over the Blackfriars indoor theatre. Records of Shakespeare's property purchases and investments indicate that the company made him a wealthy man. In 1597, he bought the second-largest house in Stratford, New Place, and in 1605, he invested in a share of the parish tithes in Stratford. Shakespeare audience was a religious christian community which beleived in heaven and hell.in accordence to their entainment style he wrote 38plays and 154 sonnets. His Professional Excellence New Place sketched by George Vertue when he visited Stratford-upon-Avon in 1737.

The Plays:

The Plays Early plays, 1590’s, were mainly comedy Comedy (and this could be extended to most of Shakespeare's history plays as well)  is social--leading to a happy resolution (usually a marriage or marriages) and social unification. Shakespeare began to focus on tragedy/dramatic themes in the early 1600’s Tragedy is individual, concentrating on the suffering of a single, remarkable hero--leading to individual torment, waste and death 1608 marks a change in tone from tragedy to romance, light, magic, and reconciliation his plays include:-

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Comedies Comedy of Errors 1592 The Taming of the Shrew 1592-94 Love's Labor's Lost 1594-95 Two Gentlemen of Verona 1594-95 A Midsummer Night's Dream 1595-96 The Merchant of Venice 1596-97 Much Ado About Nothing 1598-99 As You Like It 1599-1600 Twelfth Night 1599-1600 Merry Wives of Windsor 1601-02 Troilus and Cressida 1601-02 All's Well That Ends Well 1602-03 Measure for Measure 1604-05

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Tragedies & Tragicomedies Titus Andronicus 1593-94 Romeo and Juliet 1594-95 Hamlet 1600-01 Othello 1604-05 The Tragedy of King Lear 1605-06 Macbeth 1605-06 Timon of Athens 1607-(?) Cymbeline 1609-10 The Winter's Tale 1610-11 Tempest 161 1-12

Henry VI parts I, II, III 1590-92 Richard III 1590-92 King John 1594-96 Richard II 1597-(?) King Henry IV part I, part II 1597-98 Henry V (1599) 1598-99 Julius Caesar 1599-1600 Henry VIII 1613-(?) Antony and Cleopatra 1606-07 Coriolanus 1607-08:

Henry VI parts I, II, III 1590-92 Richard III 1590-92 King John 1594-96 Richard II 1597-(?) King Henry IV part I, part II 1597-98 Henry V (1599) 1598-99 Julius Caesar 1599-1600 Henry VIII 1613-(?) Antony and Cleopatra 1606-07 Coriolanus 1607-08 HISTORICAL


THE RETIREMENT STAGE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE there was a great craze among the peaple to watch william shakespeare's plays at that time even at a great cos 1 shilling to stand 2 shillings to sit in the balcony 1 shilling was 10% of their weekly income for middle class Broadway Today: $85 Orchestra $60 Balcony 10% of a teacher’s weekly salary his conrtibution in the field of litratute made him earn the title of the greatest writer in the English language and the"Bard of Avon"

The Globe Theater:

the decesion of shakespeare to buy shares bard was proven worthy in his retirement age. the bard retired to sanford and lived on profits from the globe threatre. he earned £ 200-250 a month from that threatre. The Globe Theater

The Old Age of The Bard:

The Old Age of The Bard in his old age the bard saw manydisturbance in his personal and professional life. In 1612, Shakespeare was called as a witness in Bellott v. Mountjoy, a court case concerning the marriage settlement of Mountjoy's daughter, Mary After 1606–1607, Shakespeare wrote fewer plays, and none are attributed to him after 1613.[53] His last three plays were collaborations, probably with John Fletcher,[54] who succeeded him as the house playwright for the King’s Men shakespeare at the age of 44

The End Of The Bard:

The End Of The Bard Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616 and was suceeded by his wife and two daughters. Susanna had married a physician, John Hall, in 1607, and Judith had married Thomas Quiney, a vintner, two months before Shakespeare’s death In his will, Shakespeare left the bulk of his large estate to his elder daughter Susanna who was very close to shakespeare's heart. Shakespeare's will scarcely mentions his wife, Anne, who was probably entitled to one third of his estate automatically shakespeare's grave



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