Shakespeare

born in 26 April 1564-died in23 April 1616

His wife

Anne Hathaway

His Children

Susanna born inin May 1583 ,Hamnet and Judith born in in 1585

What is he famous for?

He is famous because of his poetry and alote of plays that he did.

what year did Shakespeare go to London to wotk?

Shakespeare seems to have arrived in London about 1588, and by 1592.
We dont know.
No,she didn't went with him to London.

When he died,what did he leave his family in his will?

"Item I give unto my wife my second-best bed with the furniture." This is not necessarily as heartless as it seems, as the best bed would normally have gone to the eldest child, and a widow would have the house and most of its contents given to her (for her lifetime) by law, even without a will. It has even been suggested that the bequest refers to a private joke between Shakespeare and his wife.

Why were the theatres often closed in Shakespeare's day?

They were closed a couple of times in the 1590's because there was an outbreak of the bubonic plague in the City, and it was thought that disease would spread more if the theatres were open. The actorsthen went on tour of the country and Shakespeare made himself rich writing long poems like Venus and Adonis.

How many plays did Shakespeare write?

The general consensus is that Shakespeare wrote thirty-seven plays

How many sonnets did he write?

There were 154 sonnets that he wrote in total and 152 of them were published in 'Shakespeare's Sonnets' in 1609

Who played the female roles in his plays?

Women could not perform on stage, not because they were second class citizens, but because it was considered indecent for women to appear in public and show themselves off. Women who did so were considered to be probably of loose morals and such a show would be the equivalent of a sex show.

Most of the roles of younger women in plays, such as Juliet, were performed by "beardless boys," who hadn't reached puberty and still had smooth skin and high pitched voices. Older female roles, such as Juliet's nurse etc, were portrayed by adult male actors.

When was Romeo and Juliet written?

The date when Romeo and Juliet was written is placed between 1591 and 1595. The earliest known published text dates from 1597.

The Life of William Shakespeare

A Fairy Song


Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

Dirge

COME away, come away, death,
And in sad cypres let me be laid;
Fly away, fly away, breath;
I am slain by a fair cruel maid.
My shroud of white, stuck all with yew,
O prepare it!
My part of death, no one so true
Did share it.

Not a flower, not a flower sweet,
On my black coffin let there be strown;
Not a friend, not a friend greet
My poor corse, where my bones shall be thrown:
A thousand thousand sighs to save,
Lay me, O, where
Sad true lover never find my grave
To weep there!

Two Shakespeare insults.

From All's well that ends well



Little Helen, farewell;if I can remember thee, I will think of three at court

The complaints I have heard of you I do not all believe;'tis my slowness that I do not, for I know you lack not folly to commit them and have ability enough to make such knaveries yours.

You would answer very well to a whipping

Scurvy, old, filthy, scurry lord

Methink thou art a general offence, and every man should beat thee. I think thou wast created for men to breathe themselves upon you

You are not worth another word, else I'd call you knave

France is a dog hole, and it no more merits the tread of a man's foot

She is too mean to have her name repeated

He's a most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of not one good quality

I spoke with her but once, and found her wondrous cold

For I knew the young Count to be dangerous and lascivious boy, who is a whale to virginity, and devours up all the fry it finds

Drunkenness is his best virtue, for he will be swine drunk, and in his sleep he does little harm, save to his bedclothes about him

He hath out-villiain'd villainy so far that the rarity redeems him

He excels his brother for a coward, yet his brother is reputed one of the best there is. In a retreat he outruns any lackey, marry, in the coming on he has the cramp

Use the carp as you may, for he looks like a poor, decayed, ingenious, foolish, rascally knave

I saw the man today, if man he be

This woman's an easy glove, my lord, she goes off and on at pleasure.


From As you like it

Her benefits are mightily misplaced

What shall I call thee when thou art a man ?

Like the toad, ugly and venomous

Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens

I think he be transformed into a beast; for I can nowhere find him like a man

And in his brain which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places

Lets meet as little as we can

I desire that we be better strangers

I was seeking for a fool when I found you

His kisses are Judas's own children

Certainly, there is no truth in him

You lisp and wear strange suits

Men are April when they woo, December when they wed

Five words that Shakespear invented.

  • Lonely
  • Mimic
  • Critic
  • Undress
  • Gloomy

What did i learn about Shakespeare?

I learnd that Shakespeare are the talented writer,he write alote of poems and plays.