William Shakespeare, the greatest English poet and dramatist. He was born in April 1564 at Stratford-upon-Avon. Stratford – prosperous, self- governing market town. The Avon – a pretty river. Stratford Grammar School. Mary Arden, the poets mother, was a daughter of rich man. John Shakespeare, the poets father, was the town officers and dealer in corn and meat.
This is the most famous house in England and the most famous house in the world. Shakespeare was born here.
The Globe Theatre. William Shakespeare wrote most of his plays for the Globe Theatre. In those days in the 16 th and 17 th centuries people had neither radio nor a newspaper, thats why the theatre played an important part their lives. In those days the people of London, young and old, rich and poor, loved the Globe Theatre very much. The poor people could not pay much for the tickets and they stood or sat on the ground in the yard. Rich people and their wives sat on the balconies and aristocrats were allowed to sit on the stage.
Young William liked to watch actor and actresses who visited Stratford-on Avon. He was fond of actors profession and decided to become an actor. With this purpose he went to London. There he played and wrote plays as well. In hi works he described the events of Englands contemporary life. His plays that were staged in many theatres and which were then translated into many languages made Shakespeare a very popular person.
In all Shakespeare wrote thirty seven plays. He cooperated with the best English theatres during twenty five years. His best and the most famous plays are Othello, King Lear, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet - an optimistic tragedy. Staged in all kinds of theatres. This wonderful love story is about two lovers Romeo and Juliet. Unfortunately, they died, but they didn't stop loving each other. They stay young forever!
Hamlet is a great philosophical tragedy. It is the story of a man who loved good and hated evil who loved truth and hated lies. The character of Hamlet is one of the most difficult in world literature. This role was played by the best actors of all times and peoples. John Gielgud was the best in the role of Hamlet in England.
Othello is a play about love and jealousy, a play about a person who believed the lie and killed his wife whom he loved dearly.
King Lear is the story of a man who was so proud so egoistic that he could not understand a world around him. He heard only what he wanted to hear; he saw only what he wanted to see.
Besides plays Shakespeare wrote a lot of poetry, which is translated into many languages and is well-known throughout the world.
William Shakespeare died in But his creations are still popular now and millions of people still admire them.
William Shakespeare was buried here in These 4 lines are said to have been written by himself. Good friend, for Jesus' sake, forbear forbear To did the dust enclosed here; To did the dust enclosed here; Blessed be he that spores these Blessed be he that spores these stones, stones, And cursed be he that moves my And cursed be he that moves my bones bones. Друг, ради господа, не рой Останков, взятых здесь землёй. Нетронувший - блажен в веках, И проклят - тронувший мой прах.. Shakespeare's monument in Westminster Abbey. A memorial statue of Shakespeare is set up in Poets Corner.