William Shakespeare 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare
1564-1616
“All the world 's a stage, /
And all the men and women
merely players.”——
Born in Stratford
The 3rd of 8 kids
Married at age 18
• (his wife was 26)
Worked as an actor
By 1594 at least 6
plays had been
published
Queen Elizabeth
What do you think she was like?
Elizabethan Fashion
"She must be stifling in that thing"
The Globe Theater 1599
Burned in 1613
The New Globe Theater 1999
The Plays
Comedy
Tragedy
Historica
Comedies
The Taming of the Shrew
Much Ado About Nothing
As You Like I
Twelfth Night
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tragedies
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Othello
King Lear
Macbeth
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