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Shakespeare life

Early life

Quote 1 "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."(Mounfield, Peter R). This shows what city William Shakespeare was born. This is significant because it shows the city where Shakespeare grew up in.

Quote 2 "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. According to the custom at that time, infants were baptized about three days after their birth. Therefore, the generally accepted date for Shakespeare’s birth is April 23."(Lander, Jesse). This is saying where and when he was baptized and how many siblings he had. This is significant because he shows how shakespeare started out.

Quote 3 "His father, John Shakespeare, was successful in the leather business during Shakespeare's early childhood but later met with financial difficulties. During his prosperous years his father was also involved in municipal affairs, holding the offices of alderman and bailiff during the 1560s. While little is known of Shakespeare's boyhood, he probably attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have been educated in the classics, particularly Latin grammar and literature."("William"). This is showing that Shakespeare when to school when he was young. This is significant because it shows were Shakespeare and when Shakespeare went to school.

Middle life

Quote 4 "From mid-1592 to 1594, London authorities frequently closed the theaters because of repeated outbreaks of plague. Without the income provided by acting and playwriting, Shakespeare turned to poetry. In 1593, Venus and Adonis became the first of Shakespeare’s works to be published."(Lander,Jesse). This shows when and what his first poetry was. This is significant because it shows how he started out and it shows how he started to become a famous writer.

Quote 5 "Throughout the 1590’s, Shakespeare’s reputation continued to grow. 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. During much of this period, Shakespeare ranked as London’s most popular playwright.."(Lander,Jesse). This shows how long he was famous for. This is significant because this shows why he was famous

Quote 6 "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."("William"). This is saying who he married and how many children they had. This is significant because it is important to know how he married and how many kids he had.

Quote 7 "Soon after, in 1597, the 33-year-old playwright, who was by that time the talk of London, was drawn back to his roots in Stratford-upon-Avon, the small market town about 100 miles northwest of London, where he was born. Records show that he bought New Place, the second largest house in town, for the considerable sum of £120"(Ravilious, Kate). During his middle life Shakespeare when back to the place he was born. This is significant because he thought he could write better in his home town.

Later life

Quote 8 "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."(Lander,Jesse). This when he died and were. This is significant because it is important to know when and where he died.

Quote 9 "In 1596 he obtained a coat of arms, and by 1597 he was prosperous enough to buy New Place in Stratford, which later was the home of his retirement years. In 1599 he became a partner in the ownership of the Globe theatre, and in 1608 he was part owner of the Blackfriars theatre. Shakespeare retired and returned to Stratford c.1613. He undoubtedly enjoyed a comfortable living throughout his career and in retirement, although he was never a wealthy man."("William"). This shows where he bought his retirement years, when he retired, and that he was a co-owner to the Globe theater. This is significant by saying where he lived after his retirement.

Quote 10 "The RSC was established in its present form in 1961, but its roots go back to 1879. In that year, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened in Stratford as the site for productions of Shakespeare's plays."("Royal Shakespeare Company"). This shows how Shakespeare even after death made a huge impact on earth. This is significant because even as he is dead we still honor his writing.

Works Cited

THE BARD AT HOME. By: RAVILIOUS, KATE; Archaeology, Jul/Aug2016, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p. 44, 4p, 7 Color Photographs, Reading Level (Lexile): 1370

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

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. 6 Dec. 2016.

“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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


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