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Where was he born?
Stratford - on - avon
When was he born?
April 23rd, 1564
When did he die?
April 23rd, 1616
How old was he when he died?
52 years old
Where did he "probably" go to school?
Free Grammar School
Why do we think he went to that school?
Because his father was involved in the goverment and that was a government owned school, some works also reflect an experience of the school
Name a play that seems to go along with his grammar school experience
Marry Wives of Windsor
When did he get married?
November 27th, 1582
Who did he marry?
How old was he when he got married? How old was his wife?
He was 18 and she was 26
Name his children and the years they were born
Susanna:May 1583, Hamnet and Judith: January 1585
Who was Robert Greene?
He wrote a book against Shakespeare as he was opposed to him
Name two poems that Shakespeare published around 1593 and 1594
The rape of lucrece and Venus and Adonis
Why were theaters closed at that time? what was going on in London?
There was a plague spreading around and many people were dying.
who were the Lord Chamberlains men? (also called the kings man)
Shakespeare's company of actors
For about how long was Shakespeare's an actor and a playwright
around 20 years
What is the name of the theater that Shakespeare's company built in 1599?
Where was this built?
Across the river in London
Name Shakespeare's major tragedies that were performed at this theater
Hamlet, Othello, King Lar and Macbeth
Name two comedies performed there
Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure
Besides the Globe Theater, where else were Shakespeare's plays performed?
At Inns of Court, and other towns at universities and great houses
What play did Shakespeare probably write in 1612?
What happened to the Globe Theater because of this play?
it caught fire and burned to the ground
How did Shakespeare become a wealthy man?
Income from the acting companies, his own career as an actor, from the sale of his play manuscript to the acting company, from his shares of the Globe Theatre
What is the title of work that was published seven years after shakespeare's death?
Mr.William Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies
How did London change from 1590 to 1610?
London became a metropolis for the rich
What are four "legends" or "rumors" about Shakespeare?
That he was caught poaching, that he made speeches before killing a calf, that he could barely read at all and he was arrested for plotting against the king
What does the expression Anti-Stratfordian mean?
People who think that Shakespeare did not write all of the plays and works credited to him
Some people think that Shakespeare didn't write the plays and poetry attributed to him. Who do they think wrote these works?
Queen Elizabeth, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere, and Christopher Marlowe
How many siblings did William Shakespeare have?
What three types of plays did Shakespeare write?
Tragedies, histories, and comedies
How many plays did shakespeare write in his lifetime?
Name three titles of each play
Tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Othello
Histories: Henry V, Pericles, King John
Comedies: As you like it, Winter's tale, Tempest
What is a sonnet?
Poetic form which originated in Italy. Traditionally a sonnet is a fourteen-line poem
How many sonnets did Shakespeare write in his lifetime?
Name 10 words invented by Shakespeare
accused, addiction, advertising, amazement, bandit, champion, countless, critic, drugged, excitement.
Who were the two rulers of England during Shakespeare's life time?
Elizabeth I and James I
Where is Shakespeare buried?
Church of the holy trinity
What is written on his headstone?
Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.
Of the three types of plays that Shakespeare wrote, what type of play is Macbeth?
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