William Shakespeare

By: Martha Barajas

Early Life

William Shakespeare is believed to have been born in April 23, 1564. He did not attend university, but he was a passionate poet and writer. He married and had three children. We think he passed away in April 23, 1616 at the age of 52.


(n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2015, from http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323

Why is he so famous?

Even though we don't know much about him, we are certain of his writing abilities and his amazing work still exists today. Shakespeare was a not only a writer, but a business man. In 1599 he opened the Globe Theater where his actors preformed his plays. He was sponsored by the king and was well known by society.
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MAD Shakespeare. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2015, from http://madshakespeare.com/?_sm_au_=iVV7QnNnHJNn6FMs
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- Love is blind

- knock knock! Who's there?

- break the ice

- heart of gold

- vanished into thin air

- what's done is done


Hamlet: Background Lecture - Lessons - TES. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2015, from https://www.tes.com/lessons/Pbln6tnuSXP4iA/hamlet-background-lecture

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Cool Facts

- wrote 154 sonnets (poems)

- added more than 3000 words to the English language

- when you google his name more than 140 million results appear

- we still use many us his phrases


Shakespeare's Sonnets. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2015, from http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/shakespeare/sonnets.html

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- some of his lines mimic the sounds of the heart by stressing them


To be or not to be, | that is the question


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Famous Works

Hamlet Summarized

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Shmoop Editorial Team. (2008, November 11). Hamlet Summary. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from http://www.shmoop.com/hamlet/summary.html
Othello by William Shakespeare. (2014, February 3). Retrieved December 11, 2015, from https://carrieslager.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/othello-by-william-shakespeare/


(n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet_(1968_film)


Hamlet Summary - eNotes.com. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2015, from http://www.enotes.com/topics/hamlet

Heart Clipart | Clipart Panda - Free Clipart Images. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2015, from http://www.clipartpanda.com/categories/heart-clipart