Friday, September 14, 2007

Freshmen: Blogging 'bout the Bard


In class, we are reading Romeo and Juliet. Soon, Mr. Greene and I will introduce a major interdisciplinary Renaissance project. In preparation for this, I would like you to utilize this post as a spot to gather and share both scholarly and trivial information regarding William Shakespeare and life in general in Elizabethan England. If you discover an interesting fact, post it as a comment. Make sure to credit your source. If you find a website of particular interest, consider sharing it with the class. Also- make sure to read my inroduction below, which contains guidelines for posting. Five unique comments/and or links per student are due by 9-21.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

-Shakespeare suffered the loss of his only son, Hamnet, who died in 1596 at the age of 11.
-William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, and was buried two days later in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church where he had been baptized exactly 52 years earlier.
-Anne Hathaway was eight years older than Shakespeare and three months pregnant when they got married!
- The only mention that Shakespeare specifically makes of his wife in his Last Will and testament was to leave her his "second best bed"
-We do not really know what Shakespeare looked like! Not one portrait was painted of Shakespeare whilst he was still alive!

Billy Major

Anonymous said...

Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

nowpublic.com


-alexi Idreos

Anonymous said...

Did you know that of the 17,677 words that Shakespeare uses in his plays, sonnets, and narrative poems, his is the first use of over 1,700 of them?

At Merriam-Webster's web site, they highlight a new book titled Coined by Shakespeare. This book dedicated itself to researching the words "invented" by the bard. Check out their weekly "Coinages and Curiosities."

Here is a list of some of the individual words that heretofore would not exist without the Bard:
accommodation aerial amazement
apostrophe gnarled hurry
impartial inauspicious assassination
auspicious baseless bump
castigate changeful clangor
control (noun) countless courtship
critic dexeterously dishearten
dislocate dwindle eventful
exposure fitful frugal
generous indistinguishable invulnerable
lapse laughable lonely
majestic misplaced monumental
multitudinous obscene palmy
perusal pious premeditated
radiance reliance road
sanctimonious seamy sportive
submerge



Shakespeare also added to the English language many compound words and cliches that we now cannot live (or write) without:
barefaced fancy-free green eyed
heartsick hot-blooded housekeeping
lackluster leapfrog long-haired
pitched battle clothes make the man method in his madness
to thine own self be true towering passion ministering angel
dog will have his day frailty, thy name is woman neither a borrower nor a lender be
brevity is the soul of wit mind's eye primrose path
flaming youth it smells to heaven the lady doth protest too much
witching time of the night it's Greek to me live long day
breathe one's last heart of gold give the devil his due
too much of a good thing naked truth foregone conclusion
break the ice strange bedfellows wear one's heart on one's sleeve
all that glitters isn't gold eat out of house and home be all and end all
more sinned against than sinning one fell swoop the milk of human kindness
the course of true love never did run smooth



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-Lexi Idreos

Anonymous said...

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."

robinsweb.com


-Lexi Idreos

Anonymous said...

-As an actor performing his own plays, Shakespeare performed before Queen Elizabeth I and later before James I who was an enthusiastic patron of his work.

-Shakespeare uses "dog" or "dogs" over two hundred times in his works. He was also the first writer to use the compound noun "watchdog", in The Tempest

-Macbeth is thought to be one of the most produced plays ever, with a performance beginning somewhere in the world every four hours!

-London football club Tottenham were formed in 1882, and originally named after Harry Hotspur - one of Shakespeare's characters in Henry IV
www.nosweatshakespeare.com

-In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. That's where the phrase, "goodnight, sleep tight" came from.
www.funshun.com/amazingfacts/other-facts.html

~David littlefield

Anonymous said...

shakespeare knew how to draw all the crouds to the theater both the rich and poor would like his shows.

he was 52 when he died.he was born April 1564 and died April 1616, he died on his birth day which was April 23rd.
nosweatshakespeare.com

Boys and men played all the parts in Shakespeare's plays
www.cummingsstudyguides.net

he was 17 or 18 when he got married
www.cummingsstudyguides.net

Actors performing in Shakespeare's time usually received only copies of their parts, not entire plays
www.cummingsstudyguides.net


mike twitchell

Anonymous said...

-Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway when he was 18, in 1582.

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/life/fastfacts.html

-Globe Theatre opened 1599

http://www.bardware.com/facts.html

-Boys and men played all the parts in Shakespeare's plays in Elizabethan times.

http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xfacts.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xfacts.html
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- The ceiling of Shakespeares theatres were called "the Heavens"
- Shakespeares first child was born six months after his marriage
-the motto for the globe theatre was "totus mundus agit histrionem" wich meant al the worlds stage
-Macbeth was made into an opera.
-William Shakespeare was born on April 23 and died on April 23, evidence indicates.
-Between 1890 and 1891, an avid Shakespeare reader decided to bring to the United States all species of birds in Shakespeare's works that were not native to the U.S. One of these birds was the starling, a passerine (perching) bird. It is a destructive bird which ruins grain and fruit crops. The starling also takes over nests of other birds and mocks their songs when it sings

Anonymous said...

http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xfacts.html
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- The ceiling of Shakespeares theatres were called "the Heavens"
- Shakespeares first child was born six months after his marriage
-the motto for the globe theatre was "totus mundus agit histrionem" wich meant al the worlds stage
-Macbeth was made into an opera.
-William Shakespeare was born on April 23 and died on April 23, evidence indicates.
-Between 1890 and 1891, an avid Shakespeare reader decided to bring to the United States all species of birds in Shakespeare's works that were not native to the U.S. One of these birds was the starling, a passerine (perching) bird. It is a destructive bird which ruins grain and fruit crops. The starling also takes over nests of other birds and mocks their songs when it sings

-Sydney Colbert
Block: B
Course: English I

Anonymous said...

-Of the 154 sonnets or poems, the playwright penned, William's first 26 were said to be directed to an aristocratic young man who did not want to marry. Sonnets 127 - 152 talk about a dark woman, the Bard seems to have had mixed feelings for.

-Most academics agree that William wrote his first play, Henry VI, Part One around 1589 to 1590 when he would have been roughly 25 years old.
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

-Married: Anne Hathaway (26) when he was 18, in 1582.

-Born: Stratford-upon-Avon, April 23 (or thereabouts), 1564.
Died: Stratford-upon-Avon, April 23, 1616.
http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/life/fastfacts.html

-He wrote on average 1 . 5 plays a year since he first started in 1589
http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/shakespeare_facts.htm

Kristin Murray

Anonymous said...

-he had 3 kids...Susanna and twins Hament and Judith
-Most of his well known work was prodused from 1590-1613
-He was well respected when he was alive, but the time he mainly became "famous" was in the early ninteenth century
-He was catholic and at that time practicing catholic was against the law
-People actually dont know his birthday, they say that it might be 3 days before what most websites say it's to be
(information from www.wikipedia.com)
~+~+~Cassie Eagerman~+~+~

Anonymous said...

* In the period of Shakespeare, the paintings were mostly of portraits.

http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-atoz/art-inspired-by-shakespeare

* Clothing in the Elizabethan era provided a status symbol.

http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-atoz/clothing

* In the Elizabethan period, someone died almost every day. In the evening, the bells from the church would ring for everyone that had died that day. (Nine for every man and six for every woman.)

http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-atoz/death-funerals

* There was no such thing as a vacation in the Elizabethan period. The days off from work were just left for the holidays and social events.

http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-atoz/festivals-holidays

* It wasn't unusual back in the Elizabethan period for men to be attractive to other men. Although men had feelings for other men, they still had family and a wife and it was normal for a man to show feelings toward his male friends.

http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-atoz/homosexuality


http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-atoz/?start=0


-Sarah Tenglin

Anonymous said...

1.Was born on 23 April, 1564.

2. Raised in the picturesque Tudor market town of Stratford-on-Avon.

3. He wrote these books Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, etc

4. Shakespeare’s life was well documented and he died April 23, 1616

5. His family was poor and he dropped out of school when he was young.



Source: Enotes.com

Steve Tessier
English 1
B block

Anonymous said...

-Shakespeare never seemed to go anywhere of intrest, well why not it said he lived a dull life why didn't he spice it up?
-Shakespeare was also 1 of 8 out of his siblings, the couple oldest died young

-Meg O'Neal

rdewar said...

Here's a concept for you to chew on. While there is some doubt about who Shakespeare actually was, there is little doubt that the same person wrote all of Shakespeare's works. No matter what, that is an incredible achievement.
Shakespeare's use on language, as many of you note, was also remarkable. There are a lot of words he coined. He also was able to use words in unique ways. How many of you would be brave enough to use "uncle" as a verb?
Also important about Shakespeare is that once you get past the language, and you will, his work is accessible to everyone because it talks about things we all can relate to: jealousy, love, death,revenge, ambition, good and evil. Who doesn't have a need to examine these things?
His plays are vital and alive. Also, when you look at his sonnets, bear in mind that this is a person who could discuss love, destiny, anxiety, mortality, etc, in complete forms in just 140 syllables. Not bad for a dead white guy.

Anonymous said...

• Shakespeare is responsible for over 1,700 words we use everyday
http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/shakespeare/shakespeare-fun-facts.shtml
• The Globe Theatre was also used as a bear pit, a gambling house and a brothel. http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/shakespeare/shakespeare-fun-facts.shtml
• Shakespeare’s real birthday is unknown, but we think he was born on April 23rd http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/shakespeare/shakespeare-fun-facts.shtml
• There are only two authentic portraits of Shakespeare
http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/shakespeare/shakespeare-fun-facts.shtml
• Shakespeare was 8 years younger than his wife
http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/shakespeare/shakespeare-fun-facts.shtml

~Jill Wry

Courtney G said...

What's the deal? Here are a few tips for choosing a topic, and collecting pieces of art, and information to support whichever topic you choose. My particular topic last year was figuritivism. I "studied" in my eyes, the beauty of the human figure, and body language and how in a simple painting on a canvas so much can be said through the body, and how it is held. I learned alot, make sure you choose a topic you are actually interested in because the process is long, and it doesnt have to be painful, it CAN be fun. Also, the deadline creeps up on you aolt sooner than you think so don't wait it out.BE CREATIVE!

Anonymous said...

-William Shakespeare was born in April, 1564.
nosweatshakespeare.com/shakespeare_facts.htm - 25k

-Twenty-four clay pipe fragments found near William Shakespeare’s home in Stratford may have been used to smoke marijuana, cocaine, and other hallucinogenic substances.
shakespeare.about.com/library/weekly/aa073101a.htm

-Dictionaries were not available during Shakespeare’s time.
.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-facts.htm

-Shakespeare, one of literatures greatest figures, never attended a university.
absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

-The actors were all men in Shakespeare’s day. The parts of women were played by boys who still had light voices.
www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/shakespeare/shakespeare-fun-facts.shtml

-Charlie Switzer

rachel murphy said...

Macbeth is thought to be one of the most produced plays ever, with a performance beginning somewhere in the world every four hours!

rachel murphy said...

Almost four hundred years after Shakespeare's death there are 15 million pages referring to him on Google. There are 132 million for God, 2.7 million for Elvis Presley, and coming up on Shakespeare's heels, George W Bush with 14.7 million.

Anonymous said...

-Shakespeare's parents, John and Mary Arden Shakespeare, were both illiterate.
http://www.10-facts.com/2007/02/27/10-facts-about-william-shakespeare/

-William Shakespeare never published any of his plays.
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

-Shakespeare invented the word "assassination".
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

-The school that Shakespeare attended, the King's New School, started at 6am (summer) or 7am (winter) and lasted until 5pm.
http://www.indianchild.com/interesting_facts_about_shakespeare.htm

-Shakespeare's plays contain over 6,000 references to birds of all kinds.
http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/shakespeare_facts.htm

Anonymous said...

-Shakespeare's parents, John and Mary Arden Shakespeare, were both illiterate.
http://www.10-facts.com/2007/02/27/10-facts-about-william-shakespeare/

-William Shakespeare never published any of his plays.
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

-Shakespeare invented the word "assassination".
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

-The school that Shakespeare attended, the King's New School, started at 6am (summer) or 7am (winter) and lasted until 5pm
http://www.indianchild.com/interesting_facts_about_shakespeare.htm

-Shakespeare's plays contains over 6,000 references to birds of all kinds.
http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/shakespeare_facts.htm

Courtney Williams
English 1., Block F

Anonymous said...

-shakespeare invented the word "assassination."
-William never published any of his plays. We read his plays today only because his fellow actors John Hemminges and Henry Condell
-Shakespeare and wife had eight children, including daughter Susanna, twins Hamnet, Judith, and Edmund. Susanna received most of the Bard's fortune when he died in 1616, age 52. Hamnet died at age 11, Judith at 77. Susanna dies in 1649, age 66
-William was born to a Stratford tanner named John Shakespeare. His mother Mary was the daughter of a wealthy gentleman-farmer named Robert Arden.
-Few people realize that aside from writing 37 plays and composing 154 sonnets, William was also an actor who performed many of his own plays as well as those of other playwrights (Ben Jonson).

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

Emma Jackson

Anonymous said...

-Nobody knows Shakespeare's true birthday. The closest we can come is the date of his baptism on April the 26th, 1564. By tradition and guesswork, William is assumed to have been born three days earlier on April the 23rd, a date now commonly used to celebrate the famous Bard's birthday.
-There were two Shakespeare families living in Stratford when William was born; the other family did not become famous.
-Shakespeare never attended university.
-Shakespeare's life lasted for fifty-two years.
-He died on his fifty-second birthday.

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/shakespeare_facts.htm


-Andrea Giglio

Suzanne said...

William Shakespeare was born on April 23 and died on April 23, evidence indicates.

Boys and men played all the parts in Shakespeare's plays in Elizabethan times

Shakespeare was 17 or 18 when he married. His wife, Anne Hathaway, was 26.

Dictionaries as we know them today were not available in Shakespeare's time.

The motto of the Globe Theatre was totus mundus agit histrionem (all the world's a stage).

No one knows how Shakespeare died. Among the possibilities are kidney disease, murder most foul, and too much to drink.

http://cummingsstudyguides.net/xfacts.html#Fascinating%20Facts

- Suzanne Keene
- Block B

Anonymous said...

shakespeare: invented consession stand overpricing, may have written parts of the king james version of the bible, sold tomatoes to audience in case the play sucked, had 8 kids, dropped out of school when he was 14, invented the "box office", didnt get a portrait till after he was dead, and marrid some chick who was already 4 months pregnant. thats what i got so far. if i find any other info ill post it tomorrow.

john keay

Anonymous said...

William Shakespeare was baptized on 26 April, 1564
In 1610 Shakespeare retired from his theater work.
On April 23rd 1616 Shakespeare died at 53
In 1582 at the age of 18 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway
In 1609 Shakespeare’s sonnets were published
- brian gannon

Anonymous said...

1. Everyone in Shakespeare's family were illiterate.
2.His actual birth date is actually unknown, but April 23rd is believed to possibly be it.
http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/facts-about-william-shakespeare.htm

3.In 1603, when he was 39, he lived through the Black Death.
4.He married a woman nearly twice his age. He was 18 when he married 26 year old Anne Hathaway.
5. He never attended a university.
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm


-Sara Meadows, English 1, period F2.

Anonymous said...

~Shakespeare was baptised on April 26th, 1564.
~He put a curse on anyone daring to move his body from his final resting place.
~Though it was customary to dig up the bones from previous graves to make room for others, Shakespeare's remains are still undisturbed.
~Shakespeare performed before Queen Elizabeth I
~Shakespeare's works contain over 600 references to birds of all kinds

http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/shakespeare_facts.htm

~lindsay white. English/F block

Anonymous said...

- William married a women nearley twice his age.
- Shakespeare invented the word assassanation
- William did not die in poverty like many great artests at his time, his will contained several large holdings of land.
- The Bard made crude comments in the "Tameing of the Shrew".
- William had a average of 15 plays a year.




http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm



- BEN LENHART

Anonymous said...

1. Hundreds of shakespeare biographies have been translated into all major languages.
2. At age 18 he married Anne Hathaway.
3. In 1594 he joined a theater known as the lord chamberlain's men.
4.A comedy he wrote is called All's well that ends well.
5.Shakespeare died on April,23.

Carlos Silva

Anonymous said...

NO one really knows the exact date of William Shakespeares birth.
www.wikipedia.com




Rachel Murphy

Anonymous said...

-Shakespeare married Ann Hathaway when he was 18-she was 24. Six months later Elizabeth, their first daughter, was born. It was not unusual in those days for 'shotgun weddings'.
-All Uranus' satelites are named after Shakespearean characters.
-Shakespeare's tombstone in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church bears this inscription, said to have been written by him: Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear to dig the dust enclosed here. Blest be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones.
-The most insulting insult that Shakespeare used was 'You Bulls Pizzle.'
-The animal world is well represented in Shakespeare's works. Over 3,000 references to some 180 difference species of animals--both real and imaginary--have been identified in the plays. Everything from simple country wildlife--birds, bats, hedgehogs, insects, wild boar and deer--to more exotic species--rhinoceros, tiger, elephant and bear, as well as the mythical unicorn, phoenix, and dragon.
- Max Wiese

Anonymous said...

William wrote his first play Henry VI,Part One around 1589 to 1590 when hw would have been around 25 years old.

Shakespere also wrote 154 sonnets his first was Venus and Adonis published in 1593 when he was 29.

In 1609 he suffered a breech of copyright and many of his sonnets were published without his permission.

Until the first folio was published seven years after his death, very little personal info was ever written about him.

And in 1616 shakespere died at the age of 52.

Derek Schwartz/F block/english 1

Anonymous said...

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

Derek Schwartz/F block/ English 1

Anonymous said...

- Nobody knows Shakespeare’s true birthday. The closest we can come is the date of his baptism on April the 26th, 1564.

- There are only two authentic portraits of William today.

- Shakespeare and his wife had eight children.

- There were two Shakespeare families living in Stratford when William was born; the other family did not become famous.

- Unlike most famous artists of his time, the Bard did not die in poverty. When he died, his will contained several large holdings of land.

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

-Eric Sylvestre

Anonymous said...

1582 at age eighteen, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, an older women who was twenty six at the time

in 1597 he purchased the second largest house in Stratford which he called New Place

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/william_shakespeare.htm


The Bard of Avon', English poet and playwright wrote the famous 154 Sonnets and numerous highly successful oft quoted dramatic works including the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet;


three children were recorded; Susanna (1583-1649), and twins Judith (1585-1662) and Hamnet (1585-1596) his only son and heir who died at the age of eleven.

William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, according to his monument, and lies buried in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon.

http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/

Elizabeth Hunter -Period B said...

-William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1565.
http://www.answers.com/topic/william-shakespeare-6

-During the Elizabethan time, Shakespeare wrote dozens of plays, and now, 400 years later, they are still well known.
http://www.answers.com/william%20shakespeare

-He went to school at Stratford grammar school.He married Anne Hathaway in 1582.
http://www.answers.com/topic/william-shakespeare-6

-Shakespeare wrote about 42 plays, and quotes from his plays are still used today.
http://www.answers.com/topic/william-shakespeare-6

-Shakespeare and Hathaway had three children, Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585.
http://www.answers.com/topic/shakespeare-william

Anonymous said...

-William Shakespeare was born on April 23 and died on April 23, evidence indicates.

-In his will, Shakespeare left his wife his "second-best" bed.

-Shakespeare was 17 or 18 when he married. His wife, Anne Hathaway, was 26.

-Actors performing in Shakespeare's time usually received only copies of their parts, not entire plays.

-Shakespeare's first child was born six months after his marriage.

http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xfacts.html

Austin Tocci

Anonymous said...

1)Shakespeare was buried in the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon.He said that he cursed anyone who moved his body, and that that would be his final resting place.

2)All parts in plays were played by men during shakespeares time.

3)Shakespeare was only about 17 or 18 when he married. His wife was 26.

4)Shakespeare came up with alot of the sayings that we have now.

5)Shakespeare was believed to have died on his birthday.

-Mike Costa

Anonymous said...

-William Shakespeare used the words dog and dogs over two hundred times in his plays.
-William was the first writer to use the compound noun watchdog in the Tempest.
-Macbeth is thought to be one of the most watched play ever with a preformence playing somewhere in the world every 4 hours.
-William preformed in front of Queen Elizabeth 1 and also james 1 who was also a fan of his work.
-In skakespeares plays boys and men would play all the parts.

www.nosweatshakespeare.com
www.bardware.com

Anonymous said...

-no body knows shakesspeare's true birthday
-he married to woman twice his age
-he had eight children
-shakespeare suffered a breech of copyright in 1609 many of his sonets were published without his premission
- he was a keen business man in his home town of stratford

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

- Patrick Traverse class F

Anonymous said...

-No one knows the actual birthday of Shakespeare!
-hakespeare's Father, John was a money lender! He was accused in the Exchequer Court
of Usury for lending money at the inflated rate of 20% and 25% Interest!
-Shakespeare's family were all illiterate
-William married a woman nearly twice his age. Anne Hathaway was 26 years old when William married her at age 18. They married at Temple Grafton, a village approximately five miles (8 km) from Stratford. Anne Hathaway was said to be from Shottery.
-Shakespeare's life lasted for fifty-two years. It is known that he was born in April 1564 and that he died on 23rd April 1616. We know that he was baptised on 26th April 1564 and scholars now believe that he was born on 23 rd . He therefore died on his fifty-second birthday. It is interesting that that is St George's Day. How fitting that the great English writer is so closely identified with the patron saint of England!


-Joey Wilkes English bolck:b

Anonymous said...

In 1592, Shakespeare moved to London to start writing plays.

Shakespeare wrote 37 plays between 1592 and 1613.

After his death in 1616, Shakespeare’s plays were divided into three categories and published.

http://www.thewritingtutor.biz/teachers_resources/Shakes-notes-background.php

Shakespeare's first play was performed in 1599 at the Globe Theatre.

Shakespeare and his wife had three children, Susannam,Hament, and Judith



-Val Hall English/F block

Anonymous said...

Shakespeare handled high drama, romance and slapstick comedy with equal ease, and so famous are his words that his quotes, from "To be or not to be" to "Parting is such sweet sorrow,"
http://who2.com/ask/williamshakespeare.html

Shakespeare is known as "the Bard of Avon," in a nod to his birthplace
http://who2.com/ask/williamshakespeare.html

Nobody knows Shakespeare’s true birthday. The closest we can come is the date of his baptism on April the 26th, 1564
http://www.absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination"
http://www.absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

There are only two authentic portraits of William today; the widely used engraving of William Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout first published on the title page of the 1623 First Folio and the monument of the great playwright in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.
http://www.absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

William married a woman nearly twice his age. Anne Hathaway was 26 years old when William married her at age 18. They married at Temple Grafton, a village approximately five miles (8 km) from Stratford. Anne Hathaway was said to be from Shottery.
http://www.absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/facts/facts.htm

there are over 100 references to Shakespeare and his family in Public records such as Registrar and Court records containing wills, baptism, marriage and Death certificates, all known facts and information
http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-facts.htm

Many Shakespeare life facts are unknown - these are referred to as the Lost Years
http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/facts-about-william-shakespeare.htm

Brendan curtin

Anonymous said...

Shakespear lived in stratford and had 3 kids Susanna,and twins Judith and Hamnet

internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/life/childhoodsubj.html



Willams eldest sister Mary succeeded to the throne

www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-biography-childhood-and-education.htm


Shakespear started King Edward V1 Grammar school when he was 7 years old


Girls didn't go to school, but some could hire tutors but that was rare

www.william-shakespeare.info



-Meg O'Neal

22569 said...

his girlfriend has left him and died, his little brother left him when he was 13, and I think his mother died when he was 3 and his father when he was 5. His son died at 11 years old. American Literature class junior year of high school.