The Age of Shakespeare
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Son of a glove maker
Presented his teachers as weird, ridiculous people
Had 7 siblings
He was the third child; first son
Did not attend university, because at that time, secondary education was sufficient enough
In his writing, he used a lot of nature, like flowers
Moved to central England in around 1550
Met and married Mary Arden, the youngest of 8 daughters
Started his own glove maker business and traded wool and meat
Joined the town council, and became a bailiff
He also applied for grants, to be called a 'gentleman'
In around 1557, he had a lot of fines stacking up, and so he stopped going to church and avoided anyone of authority
He was then expelled from the council
Daughter of Robert Arden
Youngest of 8 daughters
Lived in a mansion in Wilmcote
Life and culture in the Elizabethan era
Because of the influence of theologians, he often represented women as serpents/snake
Got visited by Queen Elizabeth I because of a festival planned for her
The Government would decide which clothing was allowed, people were not allowed to wear according to their own style
If the appropriate clothing was not worn, the government would fine you and you could have land loss
Boys went to school, girls learned at home
Strict about religion
Entertainment was bear-baiting, theatre, and fighting
Tickets would cost a penny (expensive tickets would be 6 pennies)
Puritans thought that the plague was sent for the people in the theatre,
Women were not allowed to act
One of his inspiration were his memories from childhood
Incorporates animals in his written pieces like Macbeth, and midsummer night's dream
Comedy: The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night
History: Henry IV part 1, Henry V, King John and Richard I
Tragedy: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Julius Caesar
Poetry: The Sonnets, A Lover's Complaint, and Venus and Adonis
The Globe Theatre
Referred to as Shakespeare's Theatre
Build by capenter Peter Smith
Built in 1597-1598
Also know to be a gambling house
Race for who would be able to produce and show the play first
No copyright, so people copied Shakespeare's work
Theatre's were extremely popular
Stalls selling merchandise, refreshments
A lot of young people would come
Complaints arrived saying that people were missing work to go to theatres
A trumpet would sound to let the people know that the play has started
Used flags to promote the Theatre
Placed at the top of the building
Black flag meant tragedy, White mean comedy and red meant history
Sometimes, backstage people would whisper the lines to the actors, because they wouldn't have known whose line it was
2 most famous actors of that time: Edward Alleyn and Will Kempe
Other interesting facts
Lived to 52
Died on his birthday
Had 7 siblings
Got married when he was 18; wife was 26
Has no descendants
He put a curse on anyone who moved his body from The Holy Trinity Church
2nd most quoted writer
Shakespeare was born 6 years after Queen Elizabeth became queen
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