Shakespeare Project Life and Theatre of Shakespeare

Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers in history, including words that he made up that is used in our world daily and inside of our modern day dictionaries. His theatre is still used to this day for acting just like he did. There are many facts about Shakespeare's life that are uncharted to this world.

This is a video of a brief and short explanation of Shakespeare.

This is a modern day picture of Shakespeare's spectacular globe theatre
This picture shows Shakespeare's birthplace which is still there to this day.
People during a play will either sit down in the seats around the stage as shown in the picture, or stand up near the stage if all the seats are filled. This method was used back then and is still used to this day.

These are some videos and pictures that shows a brief explanation of Shakespeare's theatre and his lifetime.

Starting with Shakespeare's theatre company, "The company, also known as the RSC, performs at its own theater at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Shakespeare's birthplace. The company also stages plays in London. It ranks among the leading theater ensembles in the world." (Royal Shakespeare) This theatre is still open as seen in the pictures and videos (above).

Shakespeare was a very popular person in the acting life and was considered one of the best of all time. "The English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare is generally considered the greatest of English writers and one of the most extraordinary creators in human history. The crucial fact about his career is that he was a popular dramatist at a time when drama (a composition in verse or prose depicting conflicts through dialogue) was flourishing in England."

Shakespeare created many different words that were not used back then in a general speech. He had created many words that are now used to this day and are in our dictionary. "Shakespeare's characters, language, and stories are a source of inspiration, quotation, and imitation. Many words and phrases that first appeared in his plays and poems have become part of our everyday speech."

Transfering on to his lifetime, "William Shakespeare was born in the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, the third of eight children. The register of Holy Trinity, the parish church in Stratford, records his baptism on April 26. Therefore, the generally accepted date for Shakespeare’s birth is April 23."

His parents and education, "Historians know little about his early life. His father, John, was a successful leather merchant and prominent citizen in Stratford. His mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a prosperous landlord in a nearby village. William most likely learned to read and write either at home or in a "petty" (elementary) school."

Continuation of how historians found little evidence of him and how they found records, but, "He is the most famous writer in the world, but he left us no journals or letters-he left us only his poems and his plays. What we know about William Shakespeare's personal life comes mostly from church and legal documents-a baptismal registration, a marriage license, and records of real-estate transactions. We also have a few remarks that others wrote about him during his lifetime."

There was one thing that was found in his life including his marriage, "On Nov. 27, 1582, Shakespeare received a license to marry Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a local farmer. The two families knew each other, but the details of the relationship between William and Anne have been a source of speculation. At the age of 18, William was young to marry, while Anne at 26 was of normal marrying age."

After marriage he had children with his wife, "On Feb. 10, 1616, Shakespeare’s younger daughter, Judith, married Thomas Quiney, the son of his Stratford neighbor Richard Quiney. Six weeks later, Shakespeare revised his will. Within a month, he died. He was buried inside the Stratford parish church. His monument records the day of death as April 23, the generally accepted date of his birth.

Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, died in 1596 at the age of 11. The playwright’s daughter Susanna had one child, Elizabeth, who bore no children. Shakespeare’s daughter Judith gave birth to three boys, but they died before she did. Shakespeare’s last direct descendant, his granddaughter Elizabeth, died in 1670."

Historians unfortunately can not found any evidence during a certain time in his life, "Scholars have referred to the period between 1585 and 1592, when Shakespeare was called an “upstart” by a London writer, as the “lost years.” Scholars have proposed a number of theories about his activities during that time. But what is certain is that some time before 1592 Shakespeare arrived in London and began to work in the theater."

These citations and visual evidence shows Shakespeare's lifetime and his theatre. There is no known evidence of Shakespeare having any generation passed on, so there is no blodd line rom Shakespeare.

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Created with images by marksalmon0 - "halls croft stratford-upon-avon shakespeare" • Magnus D - "Shakespeare Globe" • shearings - "William Shakespeare's Birthplace" • lostajy - "The Globe Theatre (Waiting for the Start)"

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