York Notes for KS3 Shakespeare: The Tempest by William Shakespeare


York Notes for KS3 Shakespeare: The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Aimed at pupils who are studying The Tempest for the first time, this literature guide provides a straightforward explanation of the text that carefully leads students through the play to reacher a better understanding and appreciation of it. York Notes are the ultimate best-selling literature guides, and are a useful background for both quick-reference and insightful interpretation. Key features include: *Commentaries structured by the assessment criteria used in the Key Stage 3 tests to give pupils the confidence they need to do well in the tests *Short, simple summaries that help all pupils get to grips with the Shakespeare plays for the Key Stage 3 tests quickly *Accurate, reliable and faithful to the plays ensuring students avoid making mistakes in the exam

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later.

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80 pages


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Publication date

1st March 2007



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