Thesis: Shakespeare's life was impact full on many people and was also very interesting. His life consisted of hardships and success.
Quote #1: "Shakespeare's life between his marriage in 1582 to Anne Hathaway and his emergence as an actor and presumed writer nearly ten years later is a mystery period in which biographers have credited him with all manner of employment, as a law clerk, soldier, schoolmaster, traveller on the Continent, and so on, for which there is no evidence whatsoever."(Rubinstein, William).
Commentary: Many historians do not know what happened in ten years of his life, many people guess jobs they think he did. The most likely job was him being a English teacher, but didn’t start as a playwright.
Quote #2: "In 1594 Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the company that later became the King's Men under James I" (William).
Commentary: Shakespeare's first started out as a actor, this helped he understand plays more. He then later became a playwright and this is where is career as a playwright begins.
Quote #3: "His father, John Shakespeare, was successful in the leather business during Shakespeare's early childhood but later met with financial difficulties."(William).
Commentary: Shakespeare's childhood wasn’t always the best, he had lots of stuggles. When his parents hit a financial crisis was the hardest part of Shakespeare's childhood.
Quote #4: "Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe."(Seidel, Michael).
Commentary: During the time of him being a playwright he worked at this theatre, the theatre was wildly known for the open top. Later in his life he partially owned the theatre.
Quote #5: "The period from 1599 to 1608 was a time of extraordinary literary activity for Shakespeare. During these years, he wrote several comedies and almost all the tragedies that have made him famous."(Shakespeare).
Commentary: During the middle of Shakespeare's life was the time he was most active with writing plays and comedies. This is where he became big from.
Quote #6: "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."(William).
Commentary: During the time period of him being most active he was able to buy a house in Stratford. This is where he retired towards the end of his life.
Quote #7: "Shakespeare's 'Henry the Fifth' demands that the audience work hard to visualize the action: 'Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them'. The play opened on March 22nd, and a week later there were real horses in the London streets as Essex departed in a thunderstorm for Ireland."(Worsely, Lucy).
Commentary: Shakespeare's was very powerful, when whe would say something in his plays weeks laters people would start doing it. This made him to make people do what he wanted.
Quote #8: "By 1612, Shakespeare had become England’s most successful playwright. He apparently divided his time between Stratford and London."(Shakespeare).
Commentary: Shakespeare's toward the end of his life was still active and would still hang out with his family. He was close to retiring.
Quote #9: "During his last eight years, Shakespeare was the sole author of only three plays—Cymbeline,The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale."(Shakespeare).
Commentary: Shakespeare's last 8 years consisted of him writing 3 more plays. Some of these plays were written with another playwright John Fletcher.
Quote #10: "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).
Commentary: Shakespeare's retired in 1613 right after his play in 1612. He lived a comfortable retirement but was never wealthy.
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