Who was Shakespeare? Watch this story and find out! Do the preparation task before you watch the video.
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Latin = Latein
Greek = Griechisch
a. William started school when he was 14 or 15 years old.
b. He was married to a woman called Anne Hathaway.
c. They had two twin daughters called Judith and Susanna.
d. In London William worked as a writer of plays.
e. The plague killed millions of people and theatres had to be closed.
a. The story says that during the plague theatres were closed and that Shakespeare started to write poems instead of plays during that time. Can you think of a reason?
c. What do you think was the reason that only men and boys acted in Shakespeare's time?
d. Why are Shakespeare's plays and poems still popular today although they are more than 400 years old now? Think of a reason.
plague = Pest | disease = Seuche, Krankheit | poem = Gedicht | noise = Geräusch
cannon = Kanone | comedy = a story with a happy ending | tragedy = a story with a sad ending
expression = Ausdruck | poetry = the art of writing poems