Презентация "English Writers. How to Speak about Books and Authors"


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English Writers

  • How to Speak about Books and Authors

  • To give brief information about writers you should answer the questions:
  • 1.When did they work?
  • 2.What books did they write?
  • 3.What kind of writers are they?
  • To give brief information about writers you should answer the questions:
  • 1.When did they work?
  • 2.What books did they write?
  • 3.What kind of writers are they?

CONNECTORS

William Shakespeare

  • 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.

Shakespeare's Birthplace, John Shakespeare's house in Stratford-upon-Avon

  • His early plays were mainly comedies and histories.
  • Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing

Comedies

  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • As You Like It
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Twelfth Night You Will
          • Measure for Measure
  • The
  • Winter's Tale*
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Plays of William Shakespeare.

Tragedies

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Coriolanus
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Timon of Athens
  • Julius Caesar
  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet
  • Troilus and Cressida
  • King Lear
  • Othello
  • Antony and
  • Cleopatra
  • Globe Theatre

Tragedies

  • He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language.
  • Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, and the Ghost
  • of Hamlet's Father.

Hamlet

  • Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting
      • That would not let me sleep. Methought I lay
    • Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Rashly—
    • And prais'd be rashness for it—let us know
    • Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well...
    • Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2, 4–8
  • Ophelia

Macbeth Consulting the Vision of the Armed Head.

  • Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day

  • Shakespeare's funerary monument

Shakespeare's grave.

  • Shakespeare was buried in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church two days after his death. The stone slab covering his grave is inscribed with a curse against moving his bones:

Charles Dickens

  • Born Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812) Portsmouth, England
  • Died 9 June 1870 (aged 58) Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent, England

  • Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812, in Landport, Portsmouth, in Hampshire, the second of eight children to John Dickens (1786–1851), a clerk in the Navy Pay Office at Portsmouth, and his wife, Elizabeth

  • In 1834, Dickens became a political journalist, reporting on parliamentary debate and travelling across Britain .
  • A young Charles Dickens

Literary techniques

  • Dickens's writing style is florid and poetic, with a strong comic touch.
  • At his desk in 1858

Social commentary

  • Dickens's novels were, among other things, works of social commentary. He was a fierce critic of the poverty
  • "
  • when reading."
  • appears
  • "
  • "Charles Dickens as he appears when reading."

Oliver Twist

  • Dickens's second novel, Oliver Twist (1839), shocked readers with its images of poverty and crime

Museums and festivals

  • There are museums and festivals celebrating Dickens's life and works in many of the towns with which he was associated.

Museums and festivals

  • The Cashier's Office, Chatham Dockyard.

Museums and festivals

  • A child, dressed in appropriate attire, at the Dickensian Festival in Ulverston, Cumbria.

Novels

  • The Adventures of Oliver Twist
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Dombey and Son
  • Little Dorrit
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • The Pickwick Papers

Short story collections

  • Sketches by Boz (1836)
  • The Mudfog Papers (1837
  • A Christmas Carol (1843)
  • The Chimes (1844)
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (1845)
  • The Battle of Life (1846)

Christmas numbers of Household Words magazine:

  • What Christmas Is, as We Grow Older (1851)
  • A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire (1852)
  • Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire (1853)
  • The Seven Poor Travellers (1854)
  • The Holly-Tree Inn (1855)
  • The Wreck of the "Golden Mary" (1856)
  • The Perils of Certain English Prisoners (1857)
  • A House to Let (1858)

Speak about the authors

          • Walter Scott
  • Born
  • 15 August 1771 Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Died
  • 21 September 1832 (aged 61) Melrose, Scotland
  • Occupation
  • Historical novelist, poet

Jonathan Swift

  • Born
  • 30 November 1667) Dublin, Ireland1
  • Died
  • 19 October 1745 (aged 77) Ireland
  • Occupation
  • satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, priest

Alexandre Dumas

  • Born
  • 24 July 1802) Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, France
  • Died
  • 5 December 1870 (aged 68) Puys France
  • Occupation
  • playwright and novelist
  • Nationality
  • French
  • Writing period
  • 1829–1870

  • To give brief information about writers you should answer the questions:
  • 1.When did they work?
  • 2.What books did they write?
  • 3.What kind of writers are they?