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William Shakespeare : Life of Drama
What is William Shakespeare known as?
Who was the reigning monarch throughout most of Shakespeare’s career? What was the name of this era?
Queen Elizabeth I is reigning monarch throughout most of is career. The name of the era is Elizabethan.
When are where was Shakespeare born?
Shakespeare was born Spring of 1564- April 23 in Stratford Upon Avon, England
What is the significance of Shakespeare being baptized on April 26?
Its significant because since he was baptized on the 26 we can determine his birthday- no records
During the year in which he was born, what tragedy struck?
Who were Shakespeare’s parents and what did they do?
Shakespeare’s parents were Mary and John. John was a glover, leatherworker, wool trader, and money leader. Mary influenced Shakespeare
What was Shakespeare’s first experience with the theater?
Shakespeare’s first experience was watching the traveling players
What have the Early Years become known as? During these years, how was he supposedly occupying his time?
The Early Years became know as the Lost years (no records).
Whom did Shakespeare marry and at what age? How old was she? Why did he marry her?
Shakespeare married Anne Hathoway at 18, she was 26 and because she was preggo with his kid.
Name Shakespeare’s children
Susanna , Hamnet & Judith
Where did Shakespeare go in the 1580’s?
Shakespeare went to London
What works allowed us to get to know the real Shakespeare?
What are Shakespeare’s jobs while in London?
actor & play write
What type of poetry did Shakespeare write? What about plays?
He wrote comedies and history poems. They think he was not the writer because of his missing life
Who was Shakespeare’s patron?
Earl of Southampton
Explain how Shakespeare might have saved money while writing his plays.
Shakespeare might have saved money by working in a pub at night because he didn’t have to pay for candles
Why did the Theatre close?
The theatre closed because people fled the cities due to the plague – 1,000 people died – 70% chance of dying
What tragic event occurred in 1596? Why is this significant and what was the effect on Shakespeare?
-Son Hamnet died- significant because no male heir to pass everything down to – he was angry
What is the name of the theater in which Shakespeare had a 10% share?
the Globe theater
What are Shakespeare’s most profound works?
Macbeth, King Lear, Ohfellow, Hamnet
What event occurred which caused an end to his career?
The Globe burned down. They lit a cannon & the spark caught on to the roof
Who inherited Shakespeare’s wealth and why was he angry about this?
-Susanna got the $$$- mad because he couldn’t pass his knowledge down to a son- gave 2nd best bed to wifey
When did Shakespeare die?
– on his bday- 23 of April 1616- drank too much wine and ate too much pickled herrings- caught a fever
When were Shakespeare’s plays published? Who was instrumental in making a folio of Shakespeare’s plays?
– 1623; 7 years after he died- Ben Johnson made a folio