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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564 -1616)
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564 -1616)
No household in the English-speaking countries can be imagined without
No household in the English-speaking countries can be imagined without
Unfortunately, very little is known about W.Shakespeares life, as
Unfortunately, very little is known about W.Shakespeares life, as
William Shakespeare was born on April,23,1564 in Stratford- on Avon,
William Shakespeare was born on April,23,1564 in Stratford- on Avon,
William was their third child and the eldest son
William was their third child and the eldest son
In 1583 their first child, Susanna was born, and in 1585 the twins,
In 1583 their first child, Susanna was born, and in 1585 the twins,
It is known that by 1592 Shakespeare had settled in London and had
It is known that by 1592 Shakespeare had settled in London and had
As the time passed, he became rather rich, wrote less and in 1613
As the time passed, he became rather rich, wrote less and in 1613
In 1623 Shakespeares plays were collected by his fellow-actors and
In 1623 Shakespeares plays were collected by his fellow-actors and
The first period ( the period of apprenticeship) includes the plays
The first period ( the period of apprenticeship) includes the plays
During the second period William Shakespeare mainly wrote historical
During the second period William Shakespeare mainly wrote historical
1597/98 Henry IV 1598/99 Much Ado About Nothing Henry V 1599/1600
1597/98 Henry IV 1598/99 Much Ado About Nothing Henry V 1599/1600
The third period is marked by Shakespeares great tragedies that were
The third period is marked by Shakespeares great tragedies that were
1605/06 King Lear Macbeth 1606/07 Antony and Cleopatra 1607/08
1605/06 King Lear Macbeth 1606/07 Antony and Cleopatra 1607/08
The fourth period of Shakespeares creative activity is mainly
The fourth period of Shakespeares creative activity is mainly

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1 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564 -1616)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564 -1616)

2 No household in the English-speaking countries can be imagined without

No household in the English-speaking countries can be imagined without

the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare. They are symbols of Religion and Culture.

3 Unfortunately, very little is known about W.Shakespeares life, as

Unfortunately, very little is known about W.Shakespeares life, as

nobody collected any facts for his biography during his lifetime. The most important sources for the biography of William Shakespeare are official and documentary records: definite, reliable and dull. Of prime importance is the register of Stratford-on Avon Holy Trinity Church, which gives the date of the baptism of William Shakespeare, his marriage, the baptism of his children, and his death.

4 William Shakespeare was born on April,23,1564 in Stratford- on Avon,

William Shakespeare was born on April,23,1564 in Stratford- on Avon,

and was christened in Holy Trinity Church.

W.Shakespeares birthplace

Holy Trinity Church

5 William was their third child and the eldest son

William was their third child and the eldest son

He must have attended Stratford Grammar school, where he acquired the knowledge of Latin.

William Shakespeares father, John Shakespeare, was one of the wealthiest citizens, and his mother , Mary Arden, belonged to an ancient and distinguished Catholic family.

6 In 1583 their first child, Susanna was born, and in 1585 the twins,

In 1583 their first child, Susanna was born, and in 1585 the twins,

Hamnet and Judith, followed her. After the birth of the twins we know absolutely nothing about Shakespeares life for the next seven years.

The next record of Shakespeares life is his marriage to Anne Hathaway, a daughter of a wealthy yeoman, in 1582.

7 It is known that by 1592 Shakespeare had settled in London and had

It is known that by 1592 Shakespeare had settled in London and had

started writing plays.

In 1593 a serious epidemic of the plague broke out, and all the theatres were closed down. At that time William Shakespeare became a share-holder, the principal playwright and an actor of the Globe theatre on the southern bank of the Thames in London.

8 As the time passed, he became rather rich, wrote less and in 1613

As the time passed, he became rather rich, wrote less and in 1613

after the Globe had been destroyed by fire, Shakespeare retired to Stratford where he died on April, 23, 1616. He was buried in the same Holy Trinity Church, where he was christened.

Shakespeare wrote and staged comedies, tragedies, historical plays and dramas. Besides, he composed sonnets.

9 In 1623 Shakespeares plays were collected by his fellow-actors and

In 1623 Shakespeares plays were collected by his fellow-actors and

published in a single volume known as the First Folio. His literary work may be divided into four periods. The plays are dated according to the theatrical season in which they were first staged. William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets.

10 The first period ( the period of apprenticeship) includes the plays

The first period ( the period of apprenticeship) includes the plays

that were written under the influence of the University Wits.

1590/91 Henry VI, parts II and III 1591/92 Henry VI, part I 1592/93 Richard III The Comedy of Errors 1593/94 Titus Andronicus The Taming of the Shrew

11 During the second period William Shakespeare mainly wrote historical

During the second period William Shakespeare mainly wrote historical

plays, chronicles, comedies . The only tragedy was Romeo and Juliet:

1594/95 The Two Gentlemen of Verona Loves Labour Lost Romeo and Juliet 1595/96 Richard II A Midsummer Nights Dream 1596/97 King John The Merchant of Venice

12 1597/98 Henry IV 1598/99 Much Ado About Nothing Henry V 1599/1600

1597/98 Henry IV 1598/99 Much Ado About Nothing Henry V 1599/1600

Julius Caesar As You Like It Twelfth Night

13 The third period is marked by Shakespeares great tragedies that were

The third period is marked by Shakespeares great tragedies that were

the peak of his achievement, and made him truly immortal:

1600/01 Hamlet The Merry Wives of Windsor 1601/02 Troilus and Cressida 1603/04 Alls Well That Ends Well 1604/05 Measure for Measure Othello

14 1605/06 King Lear Macbeth 1606/07 Antony and Cleopatra 1607/08

1605/06 King Lear Macbeth 1606/07 Antony and Cleopatra 1607/08

Coriolanus Timon of Athens

15 The fourth period of Shakespeares creative activity is mainly

The fourth period of Shakespeares creative activity is mainly

constituted of the romantic dramas plays written around a dramatic conflict, but the tension in them is not so great as in tragedies, all of them have happy endings:

1608/09 Pericles 1609/10 Cymberline 1610/11 The Winters Tale 1611/12 The Tempest 1612/13 Henry VIII

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