Shakespeare Project Kelvin Hoang P.6

Thesis: Shakespeare influenced the world through his early life, middle life, and later life.


Early Life

Quote 1: "...Shakespeare was a lawyer, for he was clearly a writer who without difficulty could get whatever knowledge he needed for the composition of his plays" (Russell).

Commentary: Shakespeare being a lawyer help him learn and write better. This help him later on in his life where he starts writing plays in the future.

Quote 2: "It is not known how he got started in the theatre or for what acting companies he wrote his early plays, which are not easy to date" (Russell).

Commentary: Shakespeare did not have it easy when he start writing plays in his early life. This shows how he got started in his early growth that later on help him later on.

Quote 3: "William Shakespeare was indeed the author of the plays and poems, point out that his probable education... of the classics and classical civilization as well as of Latin and at least some Greek" (William).

Commentary: Shakespeare was well taught well in his school life to learn all the materials he need to write properly. He also learn some Latin and some Greek to help him make poems. This helped make his plays famous because of going through these education classes in school.

Middle Life

Quote 4: "Plays were originally performed by the all-male medieval trade guilds, so all women's parts were played by boys" (Beers).

Commentary: Shakespeare demonstrate how plays were originally play by all guys, but later on in generations it play as women. This help theaters to start from Shakespeare to learn that women should be in plays.

Quote 5: "Like Shakespeare's stage,this kind of thrust stage, with its minimal scenery, allows playwrights to move their stories rapidly from place to place" (Beers).

Commentary: Shakespeare shows how he did plays differently to make it appealing to the audience by saying out the stories. This shows how people nowadays try to imitate movies into plays, but not really work. The reason for that because movies are appealing to the people eyes while plays are ears.

Quote 6:"Shakespeare throughout 1599 began to write works of increasing complexity, challenging his audiences to pay attention to him..."(Worsely).

Commentary: Shakespeare wanted to change a little of his work to make it hard for the audiences to understand. The reason he did this so people listening needs to really pay attention to what he is saying. This help for future generations by changing how have different levels of complexity in his plays not boring.

Quote 7: "Shakespeare’s works reflect the cultural, social, and political conditions of the Elizabethan Age" (Lander).

Commentary: England's culture, social, and political conditions was used for Shakespeare's play because of how England believe in ghost, magician, and witches. This helped Shakespeare use something for his plays. This helped influence England's culture and fictional plays later on in centuries because of Shakespeare's play that he perform for people to watch.

Later Life

Quote 8: "Since his death Shakespeare's plays have been almost continually performed, in non-English-speaking nations as well as those where English is the native tongue..." (William).

Commentary: After Shakespeare's death his plays still continued in multiple nations performing in different languages. This demonstrate how Shakespeare's play influence the world because how he make the characters so complex and use eloquent speech.

Quote 9: "They were part of the cultural life of the American Colonies and provided entertainment in the mining camps of the Old West" (Lander).

Commentary: This explains how even after Shakespeare's death, his plays were parts of American Colonies. It shows how his plays influence culture when he did not know his plays would play such a part in American Colonies.

Quote 10: "Since Shakespeare's time the planks have undergone various changes" (Beers).

Commentary: This demonstrate how later on in generations his stage that he use get upgraded. This help playwrights and universities make stages by using Shakespeare's original stage. This was a big impact in history because it is being used everywhere.

Works Cited

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

John Russell, Brown, Spencer Terence John Bew, and Bevington David. “Shakespeare, William.” Britannica Biographies (2012): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 6 Dec. 2016.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

Worsely, Lucy. “1599 A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare.” History Today 55.6 (2005): 56. History Reference Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.


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