11 - SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET.pptx - Shall I compare thee to a summer\u2019s day Shakespeare Sonnet(Sonnet 18 Dacillo Daet Sibolinao Author\u2019s Background

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Shakespeare Sonnet (Sonnet 18) Dacillo - Daet - Sibolinao Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Author’s Background
William Shakespeare Shakespeare is an English poet and a playwright He is widely considered as the greatest writer of the English Language He is also known as “Bard of Avon” Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in April 1564 April 23, 1564 is considered to be his birthday because April 26 was recorded as the day he was baptized He died on his 52nd birthday (April 23, 1616). Rumoured cause of death would be alcoholism, syphilis or typhoid.
Shakespeare’s Family Third child of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden His father was a trained glove maker and his mother was a daughter of a farmer from a nearby village He has eight siblings in total namely Joan, Margaret, Gilbert, Joan, Anne, Richard, and Edmund His two older siblings died when they were just an infant He was unhappily married to Anne Hathaway and they have three children namely Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith
His education started at home Mary Arden, his mother, would tell him fables and fairy tales during his early youth Those stories was referred to in some of his works Scholars have said that Shakespeare most likely attended the King’s New School There is no record of him stating that he went to University Shakespeare’s Education
Shakespeare’s Career During 1952, he wrote his earliest plays, including the first three parts of Henry VI, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Titus Adronicus His first printed works were two long poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. Both were dedicated to Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, who had become his patron Later on, he was a managing partner in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, an acting company in London. It was later changed to King’s Men because of the crowning of King James I In 1599, Shakespeare and his business partners built their own theater on the south bank of the Thames River, which they called Globe
Shakespeare’s Works He wrote 37 plays, 2 narrative poems, a collection of 154 sonnets, and other poems as well A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet Henry IV Part 1 Henry IV Part 2 Henry V Henry VI Part 1 Henry VI Part 2 Henry VI Part 3 Henry VIII Julius Caesar King John King Lear Love's Labour's Lost Macbeth Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor Much Ado About Nothing Othello: The Moor of Venice Pericles, Prince of Tyre Richard II Richard III Romeo and Juliet Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night Two Gentlemen of Verona The Winter's Tale
According to some sources, these are the top 10 plays written by Shakespeare Hamlet Macbeth

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