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Shakespeare, William (by: Sánchez, Valbuena and Zafra, teachers)

Publicado en General, Poetry, Theatre — 11 Enero 2011 @ 19:56

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Biography.

Works.

Did you know? (Curiosities).


Biographycal Data.

  • Nationality:  English.
  • He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 1564.
  • Between 1585 and 1592, he began a career in London as an actor, writer. He was part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men.
  • He started dividing his homes between Stratford and London, where later he and his company built the famous theatre “The Globe”.
  • After the years, he retired to Stratford and went back to London from time to time.
  • He died in Stratford-upon-Avon on  23 April 1616.
  • He was really successful at his time and is definitely the most famous English author nowadays. 

Works.

    • Histories

    • Tragedies

    • Poems

  • Comedies

  • The Merchant of Venice
    The Merry Wives of Windsor
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Much Ado About Nothing
     

    Henry V
    Richard III
     

    Romeo and Juliet
    Macbeth
    Hamlet
    King Lear
    Othello

    Shakespeare’s sonnets
    Venus and Adonis


Did you know? (Curiosities).

  • There is no written description of Shakespeare’s physical appearance and no evidence that he ever commissioned a portrait
  • Shakespeare was buried two days after his death. There is an epitaph in a stone covering his grave including a curse against moving his bones:
  • Shakespeare’s grave.

    Good frend for Iesvs sake forbeare,
    To digg the dvst encloased heare.
    Bleste be ye man yt spares thes stones,
    And cvrst be he yt moves my bones.

    Modern spelling:

      “Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear,”
      “To dig the dust enclosed here.”
      “Blessed be the man that spares these stones,”
      “And cursed be he who moves my bones.”


      A good film about the writer, his life and works

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