William Shakespeare: biography notes
Terms in this set (25)
where was Shakespeare born?
who was Shakespeare's wife?
why was their marriage considered scandalous in the sixteenth century?
they had sex before marriage
What year did Shakespeare arrive in London?
What was Shakespeare's earliest play performed in London?
Henry VI part 1
to whom did Shakespeare allegedly write his earliest sonnets to?
Earl of South Hampton
to whom did Shakespeare address his last 25 sonnets?
beautiful young boy
how many plays did Shakespeare write during his 20 years in London?
when was acting banned each year in London?
40 days of Lent
why were the theaters closed down repeatedly in the 1590s?
what great tragedy did Shakespeare endure in 1596?
Shakespeare's only son Hamlet died. He was only 11.
what percentage of the Globe Theater did Shakespeare own?
which of Shakespeare's plays was first performed at the Globe after reopening?
it is important to note that Shakespeare's audiences relied heavily on what during every performace?
what three great Shakespearean plays were written between 1604-1607?
1. Fellow 2. Macbeth 3. King Lear
what marked the end of Shakespeare's career?
the fire of the first globe
who did Shakespeare leave in charge of his will and estate?
his oldest daughter Suzanna and her husband John
what did Shakespeare leave to his wife upon his death?
his second best bed
what is significant about Shakespeare's date of death?
he died on his birthday
what are the three predictions the witches give in Act I?
thane of Glamis, thane of Cawdor, and King
what are the three apparitions that appear to Macbeth in Act IV?
an armed head, a bloody baby, and a child wearing a crown and holding a tree
what do the apparitions that appear to Macbeth in Act IV represent?
head- Macduff, baby- Macduff, chlid- Malcolm
what warning does the armed head give Macbeth?
what warning does the bloody child give to Macbeth?
no one born of a woman can hurt you
what warning does the child wearing a crown and holding a tree give to Macbeth?
you will be King until the Great Birnam Wood storm your castle.