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By: Paige MacDonald

Biographical Background of William Shakespeare

William was born in Stafford on April 23, 1564. He was only 18 when he married Anne Hathaway. She was 26 and pregnant with their first child. They had a total of 3 children. After their first child Susanna, they had twins, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died at the age of 11.

The Globe Theater

The Globe Theater

In the city of London William helped establish The Globe Theater. in 1613 the theater burned to the ground when a cannon being used to mark the kings entrance set a beam on fire which quickly spread throughout the whole theater.
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Life in Elizabethan England

Services and Occupations

Fletcher- The person who makes and sells all the arrows.

Apothecary- This is the person you would go see if you needed any kind of drugs.

Barber Surgeon- Would do all the dental work if needed.

Nurse- The nurses would take care of infants and young children in your household.

Masters and Servants

The steward is hopeful to become a butler in the same or a greater house. a boy might hope to someday become a chief.

3 Grotesque Details About The City of London

a. A fleet ditch stank to make a man throw up.

b. Streets slippery with slime of refuse.

c. Chamber pots emptied out of windows on to the streets.

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William Shakespeare Plays

What Types?

William Shakespeare has many different types of plays but his main 3 were, history, tragedy and comedy.


William Shakespeare had 10 history themed play. One of these plays was "King Henry IV" (part 1)

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Tragedy themed plays

William Shakespeare had 10 tragedy themed plays, just like his history themed ones.

One of his most famous tragedy themed plays was "Romeo and Juliet".

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Comedy themed plays

Shakespeare had a total of 17 comedy themed plays. one of his most famous comedy themed plays is "Alls Well That Ends Well".
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Sickness in Elizabethan England

The Bubonic Plague

a. The bubonic plague was also known as the "Black Death".

b. If someone in your family or house caught the plague then the house would be locked and bolted shut from the outside. No one would leave the house and no one would enter. This action was tantamount to signing a death warrant for the whole family and one of the terrible consequences of the disease.

c. If one was sick that means that no one could leave to go get food. To get food to the family watch men would put food in a basket and lower it down from upper windows.

d. The main way that the disease spread was through fleas that lived on rodents and animals, also can be transmitted by an infected persons breath.

A play by William Shakespeare "Twelfth Night (4)"

I know of none;

nor know i you by voice or any feature:

i hate ingratitude more in a man

then lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint or vice whose strong corruption

inhabits our frail blood.

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My interpretations of Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night"

My interpretations of Shakespeare's play the "Twelfth Night (4)" is that it's about how he has never met this woman but simply hates the way she acts and some and her some of her characteristics that make her who she is and what she does. ( lying, Vainness, babbling, and Drunkenness). But in the last 2 lines William talks about about the corruption of our frail blood. I think this means that they are related. Maybe a mother that left him or a sister. I think that this woman was corrupted by alcohol since he said drunkenness, and that it inhabits our blood.