On April 23rd, 2016 it will be 400 years since the death of renowned playwright (and actor) William Shakespeare. It is also his birthday.
This resource is a fully editable, colourful, informative and interesting 67 slide assembly / lesson PowerPoint on the life and work of William Shakespeare, ‘’The Bard of Avon’.
This resource includes references to the following:-
- His birthplace and parentage
- His family
- References and excerpts from well-known plays – Hamlet,
MacBeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It
- Lord Chamberlain’s Men
- The Globe Theatre
- Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
- The Puritans' banning of theatres and plays
- The Royal Shakespeare Company
- His contribution to the English language
- His burial place
- New Place
- List of his plays in chronological order
- His use of poetic devices metaphors and similes
- 400 anniversary year celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon
There are hyperlinks to engaging short clips (3 minutes) of MacBeth – film and opera versions.