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Shakespeare's Career

Alison M, Allie M, Christian Gardner, Tyler Hartnett, Jill, Chris, Mitchell

Numbers (of plays & sonnets): Shakespeare wrote thirty-seven plays (ten historical plays, 17 comedies and ten tragedies.) And wrote 154 sonnets. http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/Sonnets.htmle

Most acclaimed works:Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, King Henry V, King Lear, Macbeth , Othello and Antony and Cleopatra are amongst Shakespeare’s most recognizable and most popular plays
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/faq/faq.htm

When he probably wrote Romeo & Juliet: He most likely began writing the play in 1594 and finished it in 1596.

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/faq/faq.htm

His theatre: The Globe theatre was built in 1599 but burnt down in 1613, it was located in the south district of London. The plays were performed between 2 and 5 p.m.because there was no lighting in the theater, the stage was made up of three stories and the theater could hold 3,000 people . http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/faq/faq.htm

The Globe was built in 1599 of oak, deal, and frames. It got burnt down on june 29 1613. It was built for the Chamberlains Men. It could hold up to 3,000 people. There was no lighting, so the performances would have to take place between 2-5 p.m. The stage was 43 feet wide and raised up 5 feet. It had 3 stories. It didnt have any curtain.

http://www.absolute**shakespeare**.com/trivia/faq/faq.htm

http://www.enotes.com/william-shakespeare/shakespeares-globe-theater

Tessie, was Shakespeare successful? He is successful! Because he made money by 1596. People liked his plays , and People still watch his plays.

Mitchell, Shakespeare was a butcher, law clerk, schoolmaster and a gardner. http://library.thinkquest.org/5175/jobs.html
"1588-1595-The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, First, Second and Third Parts of King Henry VI, Titus Andronicus, King Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, King Richard II
1596-1599-King John The Merchant of Venice, First and Second Parts of King Henry IV, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, King Henry V, Julius Caesar
1600-1605-As You Like It, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure, Othello, All's Well That Ends Well, Timon of Athens, King Lear
1606-1611-Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Pericles, Coriolanus, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, The Tempest
1613-King Henry VIII, The Two Noble Kinsmen
Source: The Cambridge School Shakespeare. Ed. Rex Gibson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993."
Wrote 154 sonnets(http://www.shakespeare-sonnets.com/feature.php)
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HIs most famous plays were Hamlet, romeo and Juliet, The merchant of Venice, and A Midsummer's Night's Dream.images.jpegimages-1.jpeg
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