Shakespeare Eliana Lopez P.2


Quote 1: "Shakespeare’s birth is April 23"(Lander).

Commentary: The birth of Shakespeare is like a miracle to us. Without his birth, poetry and his work would not be the same without him.

Quote 2:"Shakespeare’s parents belonged to what today would be called the middle class"(Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare was not rich or poor back then. There are people the are middle class and that they are very unique with their art just like how Shakespeare was.

Quote 3: "Shakespeare was not rich or poor back then. There are people the are middle class and that they are very unique with their art just like how Shakespeare was"(William).

Commentary: Shakespeare was middle class back then. In modern life, he is worth a lot for everything that he has done to help us with his writing.

Quote 4: "His parents were illiterate; he grew up in a small provincial town in which lived no more than a handful of educated men"(Rubinstein).

Commentary:There was not many educated people where he lived. He was a leader many followers wanting to be just like him.


Quote 1:"At the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway"(Anderson).

Commentary: He was seven years younger than his bride.Whom he had three children with.

Quote 2: "In 1594 Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the company that later became the King's Men under James I "(Columbia).

Commentary: He became a well respected, hard working writer and actor.

Quote 3: "By 1612,when he returned to Stratford ...Shakespeare had written thirty-seven plays"(Anderson).

Commentary: When Shakespeare retired he began to write some of his best plays such as Julius Caesar, Hamlet,Macbeth etc.


Quote 1: "Shakespeare bestrides the world like a literary Colossus, his work so rich with timeless situations, of love and loss, power and pride, families and friendship; he is simply the most performed playwright. And while our esteemed editor immersed himself in the opening of Hamlet at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London prior to its world tour, I joined the crowds to pay homage at Stratford's uniquely colorful birthday bash"(Ellis).

Commentary: His work is very valuable to people. It means so much to readers and the audiences.

Quote 2: "The Royal Shakespeare Company is leading a countrywide celebration from now to 2016"(William).

Commentary: Shakespeare is an important man to everyone. He is a smart person to look up too.

Quote 3: "All the world's a stage (to shamelessly coin another of the Bard's phrases), although in this case, the stage is Shakespeare's and it's the world that comes to him"(William).

Commentary: Shakespeare was an important man and still is. He was loved by everyone.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “William Shakespeares life.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.

?Rubinstein, William. “Who is shakespeare.” Ebsco Host, by ?Rubinstein. Ebsco Host. Rubinstein, William. “Who Was Shakespeare?.” History Today 51.8 (2001): 28. History Reference Center. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

History reference center. Ebsco Host. ELLIS, SI N. “The Stage Is Shakespeare’s.” British Heritage 35.5 (2014): 32­35. History Reference Center. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.


Created with images by tonynetone - "William Shakespeare" • ell brown - "Shakespeare's Birthplace - Stratford upon Avon" • kevinofsydney - "the globe theatre" • marybettiniblank - "globe london theatre" • lostajy - "The Globe Theatre (Waiting for the Start)"

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