Shakespeare

Guided Notes
Childhood:
Shakespeare’s father, ________________________, was a ____________________ and a man of considerable standing
in __________________________. He served as ___________________ and ___________________ (also known as a
______________).
Shakespeare’s mother’s name is ________________________.
He was born around _____________________________ and was the _______________ of _______________children.
He lived in ___________________________, a market town about __________miles NW of _____________.
Family:
Shakespeare married __________________________ who was ___________________ older than he.
They _________ children: ____________________________, _____________________ and _____________________.
______________________died of _________________________ at the age of _________________.

The Bard:
In _____________he became shareholder in company of actors called ____________________________,
They were renamed in ________ ______________________ when ______________ became king of England.
He retired in _____________________ to his hometown _________________________.
He died at the age of ___________________ on _______________________.

His work:
Shakespeare wrote ____________ plays. They are divided into three categories:
_____________________:
_____________________:
_____________________:
He also wrote ___________sonnets and _____________long narrative ________________.

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