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An introduction to William Shakespeare for Year 7 students

MyShakespeare. Shakespeare for Kids. William Shakespeare's life. Very little is known for certain about William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare's life

What we do know about his life comes from registrar records, court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564 at Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Traditionally his birthday is celebrated three days earlier, on 23 April, St George's Day.

John Shakespeare married Mary Arden, the daughter of Robert Arden, a farmer from the nearby village of Wilmcote. In 1556 John bought the main part of the house in Henley Street which is now known as the 'Birthplace' and their family, including William, grew up there (see photo). Biography. William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. Synopsis William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his artistry.

All that can be deduced is that over the course of 20 years, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict. Mysterious Origins Known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years. Early Life. Shakespeare Is Elementary. William Shakespeare. Learn about William Shakespeare, the world's most famous playwright, and enjoy our colouring pages and printable activities, puzzles and worksheets.

William Shakespeare

In 2014 we celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday! Who Was William Shakespeare? William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever English writers. Some of Shakespeare’s better known plays include ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564 before moving to London to become an actor at age 21. In 1599, along with some fellow actors, Shakespeare built a theatre on the South Bank of the River Thames which he named ‘The Globe’.

William Shakespeare was a very well-known character in Tudor England. The original Globe Theatre Fun fact: William Shakespeare was the only member of his family that could read or write! "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. " Shakespeare: Original pronunciation. Shakespeare for Kids. William Shakespeare. Poetry video. Absolute Shakespeare. Much Ado About Shakespeare. Illustrated by Donovan Bixley WINNER best illustrated book at the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults !

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s life, told in his own words and beautifully illustrated by a great fan. Within these pages you’ll find a new interpretation of Shakespeare, which sheds light on his colourful and exuberant life and times. You won’t find the sainted genius – solemn with quill and ink-stained hand. High of brow he may have been, but never high-brow; never the snooty artist, locked away from the world - Shakespeare was in the thick of it. The Diary of William Shakespeare, Gentleman. Shakespeare. Shakespeare: His Work and His World. Terry Deary’s Best Ever Shakespeare Tales. The Bard gets the Horrible treatment.

Terry Deary’s Best Ever Shakespeare Tales

What happens when Shakespeare meets Terry Deary? Ten awesome Shakespeare plays rewritten in super-funny style. Forget the weddings, fairies and yawnsome love poems. Here are murderers and madmen, ghosts, witches and crazed kings. Plus a look at how all the great plays were staged and the stories behind them. Authors Terry DearyTerry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher and currently lives in County Durham. Stories from Shakespeare. Summary.

Stories from Shakespeare

Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! By Marcia Williams Seven classic Shakespeare plays presented in an accessible comic strip format.

Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!

The Globe Theatre is delighted to announce a new season of Mr. Mr William Shakespeare's Plays. By Marcia Williams Seven classic Shakespeare plays presented in an accessible comic strip format.

Mr William Shakespeare's Plays

Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest are all brought vividly to life in Marcia Williams' gloriously accessible comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience. Mr William Shakespeare's Plays has sold over 50,000 copies since it was first published in 1998. Reissued with a new cover look, this brings Marcia Williams' dramatic take on Shakespeare right up to date for a modern audience. About the author. Hamlet Prince of Denmark. Romeo and Juliet. Julius Caesar. Presents Shakespeare's retelling of Julius Caesar's assassination and the turmoil that followed that focuses on the conspirators, their initial reasoning and their ultimate guilt.

Julius Caesar

This title features full-colour, dramatic artwork that respresents set-pieces from Shakepeare's trag... read full description below. Usually ships 5-14 working days – Title is showing as available from publisher Quick Reference ... view full title details below. Buy Now Full details for this title Description of this Book Graffex is a series of illustrated literary classics retold for young readers, using a graphic novel format which is particularly popular with reluctant readers.

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