MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET
| |Biographical Information about the Author | |Title: Othello_______________________________ | | |Author: Billy Shakespeare_____________________ | | |Date of Publication: either the 16th or 17th century | | |Genre: Tragedy ____________________________ | | | |He was born in 1564. He wrote very many plays and stories, including but not | | |limited to Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. At 18 he married Holly Wood | | |star Anne Hathaway. He is considered by many to be the greatest writer in | | |recorded history. He had two children, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died when he | | |was 11. He died on April 23 1616. | |Historical Information about the period of publication | | |King James the first disbanded the English Parliament. The first record of | | |bottled spring water in England came into existence. King Charles X of Sweden is| | |born. The Jamestown Massacre occurs when Algonquin kill 347 English colonists. | | |Sumo wrestling becomes a professional sport in Japan. It was the middle of the | | |renaissance, which was a rebirth in many fields. Its most notable advances were | | |in arts. | | | |Characteristics of the Genre | | |A tragedy is a drama in which most major characters die. It usually is an unjust | | |ending. It sometimes unresolved conflicts. Characters have a loss of innocence | | |throughout the story. A person of high standings has a decay of power or glory | |Plot Summary | | | |...
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