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FC: The Renaissance and William Shakespeare | By: Shannon Zuccarelli

1: How does the Renaissance influence literature and history? | The Renaissance was a rebirth arts and literature. It influenced literature and history because humanism started, which encouraged wanting knowledge of the arts, literature and education. The Renaissance brought back Greek and Roman cultures, which lead to a change in writing and plays.

2: The Italian Renaissance had many similarities and differences with Elizabeth England. Elizabeth England had a movement on humanism and it greatly impacted their society and people in it. Elizabeth England respected the arts, but mainly focused on plays, literature, and drama, while the renaissance focused on the arts. | Italian Renaissance and Elizabeth England

3: The Italian Renaissance was a time of art, literature and creativity. Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo were some of the artists who experimented with human form in their art. They painted and drew people for who they are, meaning adding all of their imperfections. It made people enjoy their life and find their own importance.

4: William Shakespeare's Life | William Shakespeare was born on the 23rd of April in 1565 in Stratford - Upon Avon, England. He was the third eldest of four sisters and three brothers. His father worked for the government which made his family a lot of money. When his father got in trouble with the government one day and, William had to drop out of school around fourteen to help out. His family went from being rich, to being poor.

5: Shakespeare was in love with an older woman named Anne Hathaway. He eventually married her and they had three children, two daughters and one son.

6: Stratford Upon Avon

7: William Shakespeare's death is a mystery. He died on April 23, his birthday, 1616. People wonder whether it was a coincidence or not. No one knows when he died but some researchers say it was from drinking too much and getting a high fever.

8: William Shakespeare's Career | When he left school as a kid, he wanted to go back. He loved writing and literature. When he was older, he wrote 37 plays in total. Some of Shakespeare's works include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. | Romeo and Juliet

9: Besides being a playwright, he also wrote poetry and was an actor. His acting company was called Lord Chamberlain's Men. It was switched to the King's Men hen King James succeed Queen Elizabeth and took power in 1603. | King's Men

10: He build the globe theater to have people preform his plays on March 26th, 1610. He co-owned it with James Burbage. The stage was large, approximately 43 feet high. For two years after his success, the bubonic plaque struck and the Globe Theater had to be shut down for two years time. | In 1613, the Globe tragically burned down from a cannon that set fire to a beam, then set alight the entire theater. It was destroyed within an hour.

11: The Language of Shakespeare's Time | William Shakespeare wrote his plays in Shakespearean language, though people of that time didn't actually speak that way.

12: Shakespearean: Ne'er: Never 'Tis: It is Art: Are Oft: Often Ope: Open

13: Bibliography | 1. Green, Tom. Photograph. Athena. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. . 2. Mona Lisa. 1503. Photograph. Study Droid. By Leonardo Da Vinci. Creative Commons. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. . 3,"Transmedial Shakespeare." Transmedial Shakespeare. Web. 27 Apr. 2012. . -

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