Shakespeare Semira Trujillo period 4 who was william shakespeare as an actor, a writer and a play writer?

As An Actor

Quote 1: "Thus from 1594 to 1603, Shakespeare's company was mostly known as the Lord Chamberlain's Men" (Lander 42)."

Commentary 1: Shakespeare owned a company called Lord Chamberlain's Men. Lord Chamberlain was a very respected men, so this shows that shakespeare and his group were well supported by wealthy and or respected people.

Quote 2 "By 1592 Shakespeare had already become an actor"(Anderson 4)

Commentary 2: Shakespeare became an actor at age 28, which was an unexpected event. He managed to be an actor and a writer at this age, which was also the age when his kids were around 8 to 10 years young.

Quote 3: "The sharers were the company's leading actors as well as its stockholders" (Landers 4)

Commentary 3: Shakespeare was a stockholder and a sharer while he was an actor and writer.

As a playwright

Quote 1: "By 1592, Shakespeare had already become a playwright" (Anderson 4).

Commentary 1: Shakespeare became a playwright by age 28

Quote 2: "Shakespeare's plays are still produced all over the world" (Anderson 6).

Commentary 2: Shakespeare is still popular in today's modern world. His plays are being remade into movies and being played in theaters all over the world.

Quote 3: "In his play Henry V, Shakespeare called his theater a 'Wooden O'" (Anderson 4).

Commentary 3: Shakespeare called the theater "The Wooden O" in one of his plays. The theater may have been called the Wooden O before the play or maybe he just made the name up as a setting.


Quote 1: "Shakespeare’s sudden death at the age of 52. His plays continue to be performed, studied, and appropriated worldwide, and he is credited with introducing 300 words and dozens of well-known phrases into the English language". (Ravilious 3)

Commentary 1: Shakespeare died at age 52 and today his plays are still known world wide and over 300 phrases plays and quotes are still known by most people.

Quote 2: "In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. They had three children: Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585". (Unknown 2)

Commentary 2: Shakespeare was married to 25 year old Anne Hathaway at the age of 18 and had 3 children at age 19 and 21.

Quote 3 'It is assumed that from around the age of five to seven, William Shakespeare went to a school where he would have learned to read. Stratford, in common with other English towns of a similar stature, had a grammar school, which was founded in around 1427' (baker 10)

Commentary 3: Attended grammar shool and was taught "classics" or latin grammmar and literature in 1427


Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare and Theater Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003.

---. “William Shakepeare 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.

Baker, William. “Shakespeare, William.” In Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack, eds. The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2012. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 15 Dec. 2016.

Works Cited“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 16 Dec. 2016


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