Background info.

About him

Born and Died on the same day

3,000 new words added to the English Language because of him

Over 884,000 words for all of his plays put together

37 plays and 154 different works

Editors, B. (Ed.). (n.d.). William Shakespeare Biography. Retrieved December 8, 2015, from http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323

Most of his plays were considered Comedy

2 of his plays have been translated into Klingon

Wrote less than 1500 words in a single play

Wrote more than 650 words in a single play

10 Misconceptions about William Shakespeare. (2014, July 31). Retrieved December 8, 2015, from http://www.thelistlove.com/10-misconceptions-about-william-shakespeare/#

Catch Phrases

"Knock Knock! Who's there?"


"Seen better days"

"Too much of a good thing"

Shakespeare's Plays. (2015, December 2). Retrieved December 8, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare's_plays

"Wear your heart on your sleeve"

"Green eyed monster"

"Vanish into thin air"

"Off with his head"

Create Your Own Shakespeare! (2011, April 15). Retrieved December 8, 2015, from https://approachingshakespeare.wordpress.com/create-your-own-shakespeare/

"Fair play/Foul play"

"Love is blind"

"A piece of work"

"Send him packing"

Coc, P. (2014, July 23). Yes, Shakespeare coined words. But that's just the start of his contribution to the English language. Retrieved December 8, 2015, from http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-07-23/yes-shakespeare-coined-words-thats-just-start-his-contribution-english-language

Hamlet info.

Written during the seventeenth century (1600-1601)

takes place in Denmark during the medieval period

Hamlet's uncle, Claudius is king because Hamlet's father, Hamlet is dead. Claudius is in love with Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. They are married and she is the queen of Denmark. Hamlet loves Ophelia, who is Polonius' daughter. Polonius' is the lord chamberlain of Claudius's court. Horatio is Hamlet's closest friend throughout the play. Fortinbras, the son of the late king in Norway, wants to attack Denmark because Hamlet's father, Hamlet killed Fortinbras's father, Fortinbras.

GoConqr - Hamlet (William Shakespeare) - Key Characters. (n.d.). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from https://www.goconqr.com/en/p/3102479-hamlet--william-shakespeare-----key-characters--