William Shakespeare Sarah Kurt, Period 3

Shakespeare influenced the world through his early life, later life, and death.

"...attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have been educated in the classics, particularly Latin grammar and literature" (William).

Shakespeare's expanded knowledge on Latin grammar and literature allowed him to be more proficient at the things he would later do. His early influences and education impacted his future successes and affected later authors as well.

"By 1569, traveling companies of professional actors were performing in Stratford...For young Shakespeare, Stratford could thus have been an exciting place to live" (Lander).

Shakespeare has spent his whole life surrounded by theater and other forms of art. At a young age, he found pleasure watching these performances, and he grew up to do what he enjoyed.

"...much of his work clearly depends on a knowledge of Roman comedy, ancient history, and classical mythology" (William).

Shakespeare's way of writing was shaped by early Romanian literature. Although he completely altered the way people think and speak, he was also moved by those before his time and their ability to retell stories.

William Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.
"Year after year he provided it with plays, almost on demand" (Anderson 777).

This shows Shakespeare was devoted and passionate about what he did. Along with making himself happy, he was determined to make others happy by entertaining and pleasing his audience.

"To the Globe Theatre came a cross section of London society, ranging from apprentices skipping work to members of the nobility passing the time" (Lander).

The Globe Theatre was an investment made by William Shakespeare, so he could have a place to have his live performances. This proved to be a good choice, as many have been very fond of the entertainment the theatre provided for them.

"...Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the company that later became the King's Men under James I" (William).

Shakespeare has devoted his career to working for the company and producing plays for them. He has always been committed to his audience and creating works to ensure their satisfaction.

"...the previous year, his only son, Hamlet, died at the age of 11" (RAVILIOUS).

After the death of his son, it is known Shakespeare produced Hamlet to present to his audience. Even though he was struggling in this very tragic time, he was able to turn his sadness into a creation made to amuse others.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
"The house where Shakespeare probably was born has been kept as a memorial" (Mounfield).

Even after death, Shakespeare is still remembered and loved by all. As they honor the death of the famous playwright, they recall how much he has affected the world with his words and influences in modern day English.

"It presents a variety of plays but remains faithful to its tradition of staging new interpretations of Shakespeare" (Royal).

Centuries later, people still recreate Shakespeare's work while staying true to his style. His plays are loved and honored by many, and they will never be forgotten.

"Shakespeare’s style has helped shape the language of all English-speaking countries" (Lander).

Shakespeare is responsible for most of the vocabulary and language we use today. Even after death, he managed to change the way people today communicate and share ideas with one another.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “William Shakespeare’s 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.

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

Mounfield, Peter R. “Stratford-upon-Avon.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

RAVILIOUS, KATE. “The Bard At Home.” Archaeology 69.4 (2016): 44-47. History Reference Center. Web. 11 Dec. 2016.

“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.


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