William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
He is probably the greatest dramatist and poet in the English language and also one of the greatest dramatists all over the world. He lived and worked in the 16th and early 17th centuries and was born in Stratford-upon-Avon.
He became famous after his arrival in London.
He wrote comedies, historical plays, tragedies and sonnets.
Comedies: The Comedy of Errors (Komedie plná omylů)
The Taming of the Shrew (Zkrocení zlé ženy) /teiming ...šru:/
A Midsummer-Night’s Dream (Sen noci svatojánské)
The Merchant of Venice (Kupec benátský) /me:čənt/
Merry Wives of Windsor (Veselé paničky windsorské)
Much Ado About Nothing (Mnoho povyku pro nic)
As You Like It (Jak se vám líbí)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Dva muži z Verony)
Twelfth Night (Večer tříkrálový)
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
It is about the unhappy love and death of R. and J. They were the only children of two powerful houses of Verona – the House of Montague and the House of Capulet.
These houses hate each other. One day, Romeo meets Juliet at the ball.. He falls in love with her although he knows that she is Capulet. They get married . But their love ends in death of both of them.
The moral (question): People should be more tolerant.
dramatist, playwright dramatik
poet /poəit/ básník
play, drama div. hra
all over the world
be famous for být slavný čím
be well-known for být známý čím
arrive in London (town) přijet
arrive at the airport (place)
arrive on a beach (surface)
Stratford-upon-Avon /stretfəd əpən eivən/ Stratford nad Avonou (řeka) – město v Anglii
fall in love with sb zamilovat se
fall – fell – fallen
although /olθəu/ ačkoli
the moral (question) morální ponaučení