Macbeth Literary Guide

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Elijah Binford MacBeth LitGuide Honors English II December 9 I. Author Background/Time Period 1. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. ( 2. He was the 3rd of 8 children and his parents were John and Mary Arden Shakespeare. ( 3. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28,1582. ( 4. William and Anne had three children: Susanna, Judith,and Hamnet, who died at the age of 11. (bardweb) 5. By 1954 Shakespeare was acting with, writing for, and managing the Lord Chamberlain’s Men Theatre Troupe. (bardweb) 6. Shakespeare funded the construction of the ‘Globe Theatre’ in 1599. (ShakespeareLiterature) 7. William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays in his lifetime. ( 8. William Shakespeare is said to have died on his birthday, April 23, 1616. (bardweb) 9. MacBeth was written in 1606. (notable biographies) 10. MacBeth was first performed by The King’s Men (Lord Chamberlain’s Men) theatre troupe. (notable biographies) 11. The actual MacBeth became king of Scotland in the year 1040 after he killed King Duncan I, his cousin. (William-Shakespeare) 12. He was dethroned by Duncan’s oldest son, Malcolm, who killed him in battle. (WilliamShakespeare) 13. To gather information to right this play, Shakespeare used these sources: The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland by Raphael Holinshed, and Reginald Scot's "Witchcraft". (William-Shakespeare) 14. MacBeth was first printed in 1623. (William-Shakespeare) 15. MacBeth was performed in the Globe Theatre. Works Cited: "William Shakespeare." 2012. The Biography Channel website. Dec 08 2012, 07:48 "Shakespeare's Biography." Shakespeare Resource Center, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2012. . "Welcome to William Shakespeare Literature." William Shakespeare. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2012. . "World Biography." William Shakespeare Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2012. .

"William Shakespeare Plays." WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PLAYS. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2012. . II. Style...
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