Thesis: The brilliant William Shakespeare is one of the most successful man in the world, for many reasons like how he was a Poet, Author and lets not forget most importantly of all a amazing Playwright.
Quote # 1: "Hamlet is one of the most psychologically powerful dramas ever written. It is set in the castle of Elsinore (modern Helsingor, Denmark). Prince Hamlet of Denmark deeply mourns the recent death of his father and resents his mother's remarriage to his uncle Claudius, who has become king. The ghost of Hamlet's father appears and tells the prince Claudius murdered him. Hamlet broods about whether he should believe the ghost. He decides to have a band of traveling actors perform "something like the murder of my father" before Claudius. The king's violent reaction to the play shows his guilt." (hamlet 3)
Commentary: A man named hamlet is struggling as he mourns the death of his father and resents the marriage of his mother and uncle. Hamlet is also prince of Denmark so his father was the king until he died and his brother took his throne. Then this dramatic play takes a turn in events and they find out that hamlet's uncle killed the king to take his spot as king!
Quote # 2: "Shakespeare handled the complicated plot of Hamlet brilliantly. In this play, he also created perhaps his greatest gallery of characters. The role of Hamlet, in particular, is considered one of the theater's greatest acting challenges. The deep conflict within Hamlet as he is torn between the demands of his emotions and the hesitant skepticism of his mind is revealed in several famous and eloquent soliloquies (speeches made by the actor to himself). The best known is his soliloquy on suicide, which begins "To be, or not to be." (Hamlet 7)
Commentary: "Shakespeare handled the complicated plot of Hamlet brilliantly. In this play, he also created perhaps his greatest gallery of characters. The role of Hamlet, in particular, is considered one of the theater's greatest acting challenges. The deep conflict within Hamlet as he is torn between the demands of his emotions. The best known is his soliloquy on suicide, "To be, or not to be."
Quote # 3: "Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), was an English playwright, poet, and actor. Many people regard him as the world’s greatest dramatist and the finest poet England has ever produced." (Lander, Jesse M) 1
Commentary: An amazing playwright named William Shakespeare was a poet and actor. Many people in the world strongly believe that he is the world's greatest poet.
Quote # 4: 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 M. "Shakespeare, William) 15
Commentary: In the year of 1564 a man named William Shakespeare was born in a little tiny market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, William was the third of eight children. According to The Parish church in Stratford, around three days after his birth he was baptized. So generally Shakespeare's birth date is April 23rd 1564.
Quote # 5: "Pericles is the name of a five-act play by the great English playwright William Shakespeare. Its full title is Pericles, Prince of Tyre. It is a romantic drama written and first performed between 1606 and 1608 and first published in 1609. This text was reprinted five times. The play was left out of the early collected editions of Shakespeare's works and was not accepted as an authentic play by Shakespeare until 1664, nearly 50 years after the playwright's death." (Pericels) 1
Commentary:The astonishing English playwright William Shakespeare wrote a romantic drama in 1606 this was an outstanding five-act play names Pericles. This piece of his work was not collected along with his other works and it took nearly 50 years after Shakespeare's death for it to even be accepted as an authentic play
Quote # 6:"Shakespeare was probably not the sole author of the play. Scholars disagree over how much of it he actually wrote. According to one view, he seems to have worked with a coauthor on the first two acts. The coauthor may have been the English playwright George Wilkins, who in 1608 wrote a novel, The Painfull Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, which was based on a performance of the play. However, many critics believe that Shakespeare did indeed write all of the play himself." (Pericles) 2
Commentary:Some people don't think that Shakespeare wrote as much of the play Pericles as everyone thinks. Rumor has it that he has a coauthor the whole first two acts. But on the other hand many people in the world that he wrote the whole play on his own.
Quote # 7: "Royal Shakespeare Company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the plays of William Shakespeare and other playwrights of his time, modern classical dramas, and new works. 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 Company) 1
Commentary: In London England there's a English theater organization that is dedicated to Sir William Shakespeare and all amazing vivid playwrights in the world. This company ranks among the leading theater organizations in the world.
Quote # 8: “Shakespeare's plays are still produced all over the world. During a Broadway season in the 1980s, one critic estimated that if Shakespeare were alive, he would be receiving 45,000 a week in royalties for a production of Othello alone. The play was attracting larger audiences than any other non musical production in town.” (Folger Shakespeare library 777)
Commentary:Shakespeare’s plays are still produced all over the word, In The 1980s, it was estimated that if William was still alive he would be gifted 45,000in royalties every week just for the one play names Othello. This play was attracting larger audiences than all of the other non musical productions in town.
Quote # 9: Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, at the age of fifty-two. He is buried under the old stone in the channel in the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. Carved over his grave is the following verse (the spelling has been modernized):(Folger Shakespeare library 777)
Commentary: Sadly the amazing playwriter died on April 23, 1616 at the young age of 52. Where he is buried there is a verse saying “The spelling has been modernized”
Quote # 10: “In 1599, Burbage’s theater was torn down and its timbers were used by shakespeare and his company to build his Globe Theatre. This was the theater for which Shakespeare wrote most of his plays. (The Granger Collection 778)
Commentary: Shakespeare wrote most of his plays in a Globed Theater called“Burbage’s Theater”. But sadly this beautiful Theater was torn down fromt he ground up.
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