William Shakespeare Biography NOTES Answers!
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What nickname was William Shakespeare known by?
William Shakespeare's nickname is the Bard of Aron
What does that word mean?
poet that recites poetry as traditional event.
When was he born?/When did his baptism occur?
April 24, 1564 / Baptized on April 26, 1564
During the year in which he was born, what tragedy struck?
The Plague, Black Death
What is his father's name?/ What was his father's profession?
John Shakespeare / Leather merchant, he makes gloves
What official offices did his father hold?
He was an alderman and a bailiff
His mother's name?
What happened to the family fortune?
It was squandered by John Shakespeare
It is most likely that he went to what school?
King's New School in Stratford.
Did William attend college?
At what age did William stop going to school?
William stopped going to school at age 13
Who did he marry?/ What was the date?
Anne Hathaway / November 28, 1582
Why did he marry her?
Anne Hathaway was pregnant
How many children did he have?
They had 3 children, Hamnet died at age 11
After the twins were born, what do scholars call the 7 years where no records exist?
scholars called this the "Lost Years"
What are some theories of what he was doing at that time?
gone into hiding for poaching game from the local landlord, Sir Thomas Lucy. Another possibility is that he might have been working as an assistant schoolmaster in Lancashire
Where did Shakespeare go in the mid to late 1580's?
He worked as a horse attendant at some of London's finer Theaters
By the early_____ records show that Shakespeare was a managing partner of an acting company called?
1590's/Lord Chamberlains men in London
The acting company later changed its name to
-The King's Men
By 1597 how many of his plays were published?
15 of the 37 plays were published
Why did Shakespeare only go home once a year?
Shakespeare's home is 4 days away from the Theater in which Shakespeare worked at and wrote plays.
How long would he stay there?
He would stay there until the Theater closes.
In 1599 what did Shakespeare and his business partners
Shakespeare and his business partners built the Globe Theater.
Where was this?
It was on the South Bank of the Thames
Describe Shakespeare's writing style :
Figurative Language, Similes, Metaphors, Puns, Imagery, Plays Iambic Pentameter
Shakespeare's plays are broken down into three (3) categories -
Name three (3) history plays:
-Richard II, Henry VI, Henry V
Name three (3) comedy plays:
Midsummer Night's Dream,The Taming of the Shrew, The Two-Gentlemen of Verona
Name three (3) tragedy plays:
Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, Othello, Hamlet
What category does Romeo & Juliet fall into?
What year did the Globe theater burn down?
During which play?
Henry VIII, the vast roof was set on fire