Shakespeare Chad Potter, Period: 6

Thesis: Shakespeare completed a lot in his lifespan for what little he started off with.

Early Years:

Quote #1:"William Shakespeare was born in the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, the third of eight children" (Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare didn't come from a fancy house with a rich family. He had a lot of siblings so life was hard for him so what he did with those circumstances is amazing.

Quote #2: "Stratford-upon-Avon is a quiet English market town famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It is one of the oldest towns in England. It lies in the green valley of the River Avon. High-peaked Old English-style houses line its narrow streets. It is the largest town in the district of Stratford-on-Avon" (Mountfield).

Commentary: Shakespeare didn't start off with everything, he lived in a old town where people farmed and trading for a living. His town was quiet.

Quote #3: "By 1592, Shakespeare apparently attracted the hostile attention of a jealous rival" (Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare had rivals to see who was the best. In his young career he was challenged for the spotlight.

Time of Fame:

Quote #4: "From 1594 to 1608, he was fully involved in the London theater world. In addition to his duties as a sharer and actor in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, he wrote an average of almost two plays a year for his company" (Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare was a huge part in the theater business back then and did a lot for them. He did multiple jobs and was a great actor in Lord Chamberlain's Men.

Quote #5: "Shakespeare’s name did not appear on his earliest published plays, but the 1598 edition of Love’s Labour’s Lost includes his name on the title page" (Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare wasn't recognized at first for his amazing works. He had to work hard to get his name out there and become famous.

Quote #6: "As You Like It is a five-act comedy by the English dramatist William Shakespeare. It is one of his great comedies, belonging to the second period of his career as a playwright" (Shakespeare).

Commentary: Shakespeare didn't just right drama and love poems. He was talented of writing plays of all sort in a short period of time.

Quote #7: "We know that several years later, by 1592, Shakespeare had already become an actor and a playwright" (Anderson 777).

Commentary: Shakespeare worked hard for what he earned and succeeded fast. Shakespeare did multiple jobs for the theater business.

Last Years:

Quote #8: "During his last eight years, Shakespeare was the sole author of only three plays—Cymbeline,The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale" (Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare slowed down in his last years while his career was coming to an end. He left a mark on society with his great poems.

Quote #9: "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" (Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare died on a note of marrying off his daughter. He lived a good life and influenced a lot of people.

Quote #10: "Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, at the age of fifty-two" (Anderson 777).

Commentary: Shakespeare lived a prosperous life and helped everyone. Have you ever wondered what would happen if he didn't die when he did.

Works Cited

Beers, G. Kylene, et al. Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking. Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003.

---. Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking. Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 2 Dec. 2016.

WB. “As You Like It.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

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

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