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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Globe Theatre Links | Home (picture credit: Utrecht University Library) The sketch at left is perhaps one of the most important in theatrical history. In 1596, a Dutch student by the name of Johannes de Witt attended a play in London at the Swan Theatre. While there, de Witt made a drawing of the theatre's interior. A friend, Arend van Buchell, copied this drawing—van Buchell's copy is the sketch rendered here—and in doing so contributed greatly to posterity. Shakespeare's company erected the storied Globe Theatre circa 1599 in London's Bankside district. The story of the original Globe's construction might be worthy of a Shakespearean play of its own.

Unfortunately, their aristocratic neighbors complained to the Privy Council about the plans for Blackfriars. In late December of 1598, Allen left London for the countryside. The endeavor was not without controversy. Globe Links Cambridge History of English and American Literature—William Shakespeare From the website. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. ‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare | Litflick. I wanted to upload this photo of a painting I started working on last July. I finished the bulk of it in 1 week or so, then I recently found it again and decided to ‘polish’ it a bit – and here’s the finished piece! :) Oil on canvas paper, 305×228 mm It’s a great feeling to be motivated to produced art (as liberally as I may use the term) by a work of outstanding genius like Shakespeare’s King Lear! In his Poetics, Aristotle points out the six elements of Classical tragedy: plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song.

Therefore, as in Macbeth the Diction of the Weird Sisters (“All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” In fact, I titled my painting Lear’s Shadow, an image taken from the Tragedy itself: KING LEARDoth any here know me? – King Lear (Act I, Scene iv) The actual scene depicted in my painting is directly inspired from this photo on the left taken from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s website that can be accessed here. Like this: Like Loading... William Shakespeare - Poet, Playwright. Who Was William Shakespeare? William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, 1564 to April 23, 1616) was an English playwright, actor and poet and is often called England’s national poet.

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players from roughly 1594 onward. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his artistry. All that can be deduced is that, in his 20 years as a playwright, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict. Known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years.

William Shakespeare: Plays Early Works: Histories and Comedies With the exception of the tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's first plays were mostly histories. Works after 1600: Tragedies and Tragicomedies Family. William Shakespeare Biography. Shakespeare's Globe Theater - Introduction, History, and Images. I. History Although Shakespeare's plays were performed at other venues during the playwright's career, the Globe Theatre in the Southwark district of London was the venue at which the Bard's best known stage works (including his four great tragedies) were first produced.

The Globe was built during Shakespeare's early period in 1599 by one of his long-standing associates, Cuthbert Burbage, the brother of the most famous Shakespearean actor of the Elizabethan Age, Richard Burbage. In 1597, Cuthbert Burbage inherited another London theater that was the first of its kind and simply called the Theatre. But there was a problem with this valuable legacy: Cuthbert Burbage owned the Theatre, its structure and materials, but the land on which the Theatre was erected was leased by his father and his eldest son was unable to negotiate a renewal of the land lease. II. III. IV. The Complete Works.

Shakespeare Resource. Biographical Links | Home Shakespeare's Last Will and Testament For all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history. There are just two primary sources for information on the Bard: his works, and various legal and church documents that have survived from Elizabethan times. Naturally, there are many gaps in this body of information, which tells us little about Shakespeare the man. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, allegedly on April 23, 1564. There is great conjecture about Shakespeare's childhood years, especially regarding his education.

The next documented event in Shakespeare's life is his marriage to Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582. For the seven years following the birth of his twins, William Shakespeare disappears from all records, finally turning up again in London some time in 1592. Greene's bombast notwithstanding, Shakespeare must have shown considerable promise. Biographical Links Mrs.

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