Shakespeare PowerPoint

The Man Himself
An assortment of verified
Shakespearean facts
A Universal Influence
24 of Uranus’ 27 moons
are named after
characters in 13 of
Shakespeare’s plays.
Titania, Oberon, Puck, Miranda,
Caliban, Sycorax, Prospero, Setebos,
Stephano, Trinculo, Francisco,
Ferdinand, Cordelia, Ophelia, Bianca,
Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Mab,
Portia, Rosalind, Margaret, Perdita, and
The reconstructed Globe
The motto of the original Globe Theatre was and still is one of
Shakespeare’s most quoted sayings: “totus mundus agit histrionem” or,
“all the world’s a stage”.
Words, Words, Words.
Shakespeare coined many
of English’s most wellused phrases, including
one fell swoop, vanish into
thin air, play fast and
loose, be in a pickle, foul
play, tower of strength,
flesh and blood, be cruel
to be kind, and with bated
• He also introduced
3,000 new words,
including critical, frugal,
excellent, barefaced,
assassination, and
Shakespeare is graphed
There are fifteen million
pages related to
Shakespeare on Google.
(God: 132 million
Elvis: 2.7 million
George Bush: 14.7 million)
Macbeth is thought to be one of the most produced plays ever, with a
performance beginning somewhere in the world every four hours!
Ian McEwan (Gandalf) as Macbeth, 1976
Shakespeare placed a curse on anyone who perchanced to move his
remains. Accordingly, they haven’t been relocated in almost 400 years.