William Shakespeare by Noah Allgood

Here are some Shakespearean performers

Here are a few photos of the Global Theater where Shakespeare plays first premiered.

This is the inside, the upper class Noblemen would sit up top in the chairs while the common citizen would stand up down near the bottom of the stage.

The theater was called the global theater because it was in the shape of a circle.

Shakespeare influenced the world through his early, middle, and late life.

"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").

There is not too much known about William Shakespeare's early life. Nevertheless, we do know that Shakespeare is educated in Latin and literature.

"Stratford... had a grammar school... students learned classical history and Latin literature, including Livy's history; Cicero's speeches; Plautus's and Terence's comedies; Seneca's tragedies; Virgil's poetry; and the works of Ovid, a poet frequently referred to in Shakespeare's early work" (Baker).

Shakespeare was able to read works from ancient Roman authors. This would have influenced his plays thus influencing us.

"Stratford also offered other pleasures. The fields and woods surrounding the town provided opportunities to hunt and trap small game... Shakespeare’s poems and plays show a love of nature and rural life," (Lander 19).

This shows that Shakespeare could have made people have a love for the rural life even at a young age. That means that he influenced people of the future to also like the outdoors and rural life.

"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... Shakespeare ranked as London’s most popular playwright," ("William").

This shows that Shakespeare was so good at his profession, he became the highest ranking playwright. By him being so popular, he was able to influence a lot of people,

"The second, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, performed north of the river. This was the company with which Shakespeare became associated... establishing the involvement of all three." (Baker).

This shows that Shakespeare was able to preform his plays for the Lord Chamberlain himself. By preforming for Lords and noblemen, he was able to influence the upper class society of Britain.

"Shakespeare had written thirty-seven plays," (Anderson 6).

This shows that he had written a lot of plays. By him having a lot of plays, he influenced a bunch of audience to see and be influenced,

"As we have seen, by 1594, William Shakespeare was an established dramatist on the London stage." (Baker).

This shows that he was well established at an early age. By him being established early on, it shows that he has a long time to influence the people of London.

"By the late 1590’s, Shakespeare not only had become an established writer but also had become prosperous. In October 1596, John Shakespeare was granted a coat of arms, an emblem symbolic of family history," (Lander).

This shows that Shakespeare was really good at influencing people. He was so good he even got his own coat of arms.

"Shakespeare's plays are still produced all over the world" (Anderson 7).

This shows that his plays are still produced today. By them being produced today, he is still influencing the public.

"(Shakespeare's) bones have lain undisturbed to this day," (Anderson 11).

This shows that he was so influential. He was so influential that no one disturbed him.

This is his grave, which is still to this day undisturbed.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “William Shakespeare’s 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. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=CS0001&SingleRecord=True.

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

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=CS0001&SingleRecord=True.

Credits:

Created with images by Stifts- och landsbiblioteket i Skara - "Shakespear" • SPakhrin - "Shakespeare Globe" • SPakhrin - "Shakespeare Globe" • SPakhrin - "Shakespeare Globe" • SPakhrin - "Shakespeare Globe" • SPakhrin - "Shakespeare Globe" • SPakhrin - "Shakespeare Globe" • marybettiniblank - "london globe theatre theater" • D-Stanley - "Shakespeare`s Globe Theatre" • Kieran Lynam - "Shakespeare's Globe" • ell brown - "Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare's Grave - grave of William Shakespeare"

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