Thesis: William Shakespeare influenced the theater world throughout his life
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 produce" (Lander). Shakespeare created a lot of words for the English language. I wonder how Shakespeare got into to poetry.
" William Shakespeare was born in the small market town of Stafford-upon Avon in 1564 , the third of eight children. The register of Holy Trinity, the parish church in Stafford, records his baptism o April 26. According to the custom at that time, infants were baptized about three days after birth" (Lander). This quote shows where Shakespeare was born. It also shows us how many days it took for a baby to get baptized in Shakespeare time.
" William Shakespeare probably attended the Stafford grammar School with her boys of his social class. The school highly qualified teachers were graduates of Oxford University. Students spent about nine hours a day in school" ( Lander). Shakespeare probably became such a successful playwright because he went to a high level school. Maybe if it wasn't for his teachers he would of never become the world class writer he is.
"The RSC was established in its present form in 1961, but its roots go back to 1879. In that year, the Shakespeare Memorial Theater opened in Stafford as the site for productions of Shakespeare's plays. An annual festival of Shakespeare's dramas began in 1886. The theater burned down in 1926, and the present structure was completed in 1932" (lander). I know that William Shakespeare created a theater but I and probably other people wonder how many plays he made from his .
"Most playwrights were free-lancers who were paid a one-time fee for their plays and usually worked for several companies. After 1594, Shakespeare maintained a relationship with a single company" (Leo). This tells me that Shakespeare was loyal and and he got paid but I wonder how much he got paid. I also wonder how much money other writers got paid.
" In 1576, outside the city walls of London" ( Anderson). This quote shows where Shakespeare lived when he was in his early life.
" William attended grammar school, where he studied Latin grammar, Latin literature, and rhetoric. As far as we know, he had no further formal education " (William). This quote shows that Shakespeare learned many things about the Latin language in grammar school, which could have affected his career as a playwright.
" his parents were illiterate; he grew up in a small provincial town in which lived no more than a handful of educated men. His Schooling ended at thirteen"(Rubinstein). Even tough that Shakespeare education ended at thirteen he still turn out to be on the greatest playwrights in the Elizabeth era. I wonder how good he would of been if his Education did not ended early.
" Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. Many consider Shakespeare's birthday. He was buried in the Stafford church"(Forster). This quote shows tat Shakespeare had over 50 years to become one of the greatest playwrights ever known. What a accomplish it is.
" Seven years After Shakespeare's death, in 1623, a huge memorial volume appeared produced by several of his former theatrical associates, which contained nearly all of his plays (Rubinstein). This quote shows that Shakespeare was popular even after his death. People most of really like him to care about his work that much.
Anderson, Robert. Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading,Writing,Listening,Speaking. Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003.
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Bryant, William Cullen. “Shakespeare,” Prose Writings, 1884, volume 2, edited by Parke Godwin, pp. 305-06. Quoted as “Shakespeare” in Heims, Nell, ed. William Shakespeare, Bloom’s Classic Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010.
Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.
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