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Shakespeare by Mind Map: Shakespeare

1. Personal life

1.1. Bisexual (?)

1.2. Stratford-upon-Avon

1.3. April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616

1.4. Lived during the Black Death

1.5. Roman Catholic when he died

1.6. Three children

1.7. Married Anne Hathaway during her pregnancy

1.8. Died wealthy (reason unknown)

2. Theathre

2.1. No scenery or curtains

2.2. Most common venue: London Globe Theathre

2.3. Performed at his own plays

2.4. Everything from prostitutes to the Queen attended

2.5. At the age of 11, he saw a play that inspired him, from which he recreated a scene in many of his plays.

2.6. Only boys and men played in his first plays

3. Plays

3.1. Tragedy

3.1.1. Death MacBeth The audience believed in witches which made them unnerved. Romeo & Juliet Hamlet King Lear Othello

3.2. Comedy

3.2.1. Happy ending Taming of the Shrew A Misummer Night's Dream Twelth Night

3.3. Romance

3.3.1. Superatural "tragi-comedy" Tempest Cymbeline The Winter's Tale

3.4. History

3.4.1. Real-life figures Julius Ceaser Henry IV, V, VI Richard I, II, III

4. Style

4.1. His sonnets: self-loathing, bitter, homoerotic

4.2. Typical sonnet: love poems

4.3. Coined 2035 words and countless phrases or at least used them in writing first (dictionaries were not available)

4.4. 13 suicides in Shakespeare's plays

4.5. Racism and anti-semitism occurs