Tammy Tang

1. Who is William Shakespeare

He was an English poet, playwright and actor.

Born and died in April 1616. He lived to fifty-two years old.

William Shakespeare Biography [Painting]. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323

2. Shakespeare's Work

He wrote thirty-seven plays and one hundred fifty-four works that we know of.

Also introduced over 3,000 words to the English language.

Shakespeare's plays retold for children [Diagram]. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.usborne.com/catalogue/shakespeare.aspx

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3. Types of Plays

William Shakespeare's plays are between comedy, history, and tragedy.

He wrote more about comedy than the others.

Shakespeare's plays - comedy, tragedy, & history [Diagram]. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.storyboardthat.com/articles/education/english/types-of-shakespearean-plays

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4. We Learn A Lot of Phrases from Shakespeare

Some examples include

"Knock knock! Who's there?"


"Fight fire with fire"

"A piece of work"

Lacina, K. (2014). Things we say today we owe to Shakespeare [Diagram]. Retrieved from http://moonrainbow.tumblr.com/post/85255043201/ask-heichouu-ambientwhispers-things-we-say#_=_

5. Shakespeare's Longest Play Is...

Hamlet. This play runs for about four to five hours and was written in 1,250 words.

No Sweat Shakespeare [Diagram]. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/blog/category/historic-shakespeare/

6. Hamlet

Hamlet was written in around 1600-1601. So this was during the medieval period.

Davies, N. (2012). Choose your own Hamlet [Diagram]. Retrieved from http://www.mhpbooks.com/choose-your-own-hamlet/

7. Setting

The play takes place in Denmark. Which is in North of Europe.

Geography of Denmark [Diagram]. (2014). Retrieved from http://geography.howstuffworks.com/europe/geography-of-denmark1.htm

8. Tone Of The Play

The tone in Hamlet is dark, melancholy, violent and passionate.

Hamlet Tone & Mood [Diagram]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://english12aphamlet.weebly.com/tone.html

9. Character: Hamlet

In the play, Hamlet is thirty years old.

He is the protagonist in the play and is the Prince of Denmark.

His mother is the Queen.

Amar, K. (2012). Hamlet Act I & II [Diagram]. Retrieved from https://www.mindmeister.com/159006440/hamlet-act-i-ii

10. Character: Ghost

In the play, the ghost is the spirit of Hamlet's dead father.

Ghost of King Hamlet [Diagram]. (2012). Retrieved from http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ghost-of-king-hamlet.jpg