SHAKESPEARE'S PORTRAIT?

Текст к выпускному экзамену по английскому языку № 44 SHAKESPEARE'S PORTRAIT?

A painting has been discovered that experts say is a picture of one of the world's best-known writers, William Shakespeare. He is thought to have written at least 36 plays, which include the world-famous Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet. Yet surprisingly little is known about Shakespeare's life, the way he worked, or what he looked like.

Shakespeare was born in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in England in 1564. He left the town when he was about 20, leaving behind a wife and three children. After this period he worked as an actor and writer of plays in London. In 1594 he helped form a new theatre company and wrote plays for the next 20 years. After this he retired to Stratford-upon-Avon where he died in 1616. He is buried in a local church.

Several portraits exist that are supposed to be those of Shakespeare's. Yet many experts think these paintings are probably pictures of someone else, or were painted at least 100 years after Shakespeare died.

The Shakespeare expert and the owner of the newly-discovered painting say they are 90 % sure it is of William Shakespeare. Alec Cobbe owns the painting. It has been in his family's possession since the early 1700s. They did not know who the person in the painting was. A few years ago Mr Cobbe went to a Shakespeare exhibition and saw a painting of Shakespeare called the Janssen portrait. He was amazed by how similar it was to the painting owned by his family. He took his painting to a Shakespeare expert. Since then it has been dated and X-rayed. They now believe it was painted in 1610, when Shakespeare was 46 years old — six years before he died. Mr Cobbe thinks he could prove the portrait was originally owned by the Earl of Southampton, who supported Shakespeare when he was writing his plays.

Other experts are not so sure whether it really is a portrait of Shakespeare. This, they say, is because there is no proof the Janssen portrait is actually a picture of Shakespeare either!

The author gives some facts about Shakespeare's life. Find this extract and read it aloud.

What facts prove that the painting can be a portrait of William Shakespeare?

Why do some people doubt that this is a portrait of Shakespeare?

Перевод текста № 44 SHAKESPEARE'S PORTRAIT? для выпускного экзамена по английскому языку

Портрет Шекспира

Обнаружена картина, на которой, как утверждают эксперты, изображен один из самых известных писателей мира Вильям Шекспир.Он написал по крайнем мере 36 пьес, которые включают «Гамлет.»,»12ночь»,»Ромео и Джульета». К удивлению мало что известно о жизни Шекспира, о том, как он работал или как он выглядел.

Ш. родился в Стрейтфорд-на- Эйван, в Англии, в 1564 году. Он уехал из города, когда ему было 20, оставив жену и 3 детей. После этого он работал актером и писал пьесы в Лондоне. В 1594 с его помощью был организован новый театр и он написал пьес на следующие 20 лет. После этого он уехал в Стрейтфорд-на –Эйвон, где он умер в 1616году. Он похоронен в местной церкви.

Существует несколько портретов, на которых предполагается, изображен Шекспир. Хотя многие эксперты считают, что это, возможно, портреты кого-то другого, или были написаны по крайней мере 100 лет после его смерти.

Эксперт и владелец еще одного открытого портрета говорят, что они на 90% уверены, что это Шекспир. А.Коуб является владельцем портрета. Этот портрет является собственностью его семьи с начала 1700 годов. Они не знали, кто изображен на портрете. Несколько лет назад мистер Коуб на выставке увидел портрет Шекспира, где было написано Джэнсон. Он был поражен, как он был похож на портрет, который был у них дома.

Он доставил портрет к эксперту. С тех пор у портрета есть дата и он переснят. Они сейчас уверенны, что портрет был написан в 1610 когда Шекспиру было 46 лет - 6 лет до его смерти. Мистер Коуб считает, что он смог доказать, что портрет в оригинале принадлежал графу Саусэмптонскому, который поддерживал Шекспира, когда он писал свои пьесы.

Другие эксперты не уверенны, действительно ли этот портрет Шекспира. Это потому, они говорят, что нет доказательства, что портрет Джэнсан является также портретом Шекспира.

Ответы на вопросы к тексту № 44 SHAKESPEARE'S PORTRAIT? к экзамену по английскому языку

1. This text is about one of the world’s best-known writers W.Sh. Little is known about his life, the way he worked, what he looked like. Several portraits exist that are supposed to be those of Shakespeare’s.Yet many experts think these paintings are probably pictures of someone else.

2. ( Второй абзац. ) Shakespeare was born in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in England in 1564. He left the town when he was about 20, leaving behind a wife and three children. After this period he worked as an actor and writer of plays in London. In 1594 he helped form a new theatre company and wrote plays for the next 20 years. After this he retired to Stratford-upon-Avon where he died in 1616. He is buried in a local church.

3. The portrait of Sh. was very similar to the painting owned by Mr. Cobbe’s family.

4. Because there is no proof.

Второй вариант ответов

1. Read the article and say in 2-3 sentences what it is about. This text is about the portrait of a man who can be the most famous author of English literature – William Shakespeare. After the series of investigation the owner of the portrait is 90 % sure it is of William Shakespeare.

2. The author gives some facts about Shakespeare's life. Find this extract and read it aloud. (2 абзац) Shakespeare was born in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in England in 1564. He left the town when he was about 20, leaving behind a wife and three children. After this period he worked as an actor and writer of plays in London. In 1594 he helped form a new theatre company and wrote plays for the next 20 years. After this he retired to Stratford-upon-Avon where he died in 1616. He is buried in a local church.

3. What facts prove that the painting can be a portrait of William Shakespeare? The Shakespeare expert and the owner of the newly-discovered painting dated and X-rayed his painting. They now believe it was painted in 1610, when Shakespeare was 46 years old — six years before he died. Mr Cobbe thinks he could prove the portrait was originally owned by the Earl of Southampton, who supported Shakespeare when he was writing his plays.

4. Why do some people doubt that this is a portrait of Shakespeare? Because there is no proof the Janssen portrait is actually a picture of Shakespeare.

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