The Life of Shakespeare Desiree Hawkins p.4 Mr Forhane

Shakespeare's Life

Shakespeare was a very inspiring person to many people. He had many tragedies in his life but still managed to become an amazing poet, playwright, and actor. There are many examples of how Shakespeare was an amazing person.

This paragraph is about Shakespeare's family and what happened to them. Shakespeare was married and had children. He did not seem like much of a family man but he treasured his family. “The summer of 1596 was a sad one for William Shakespeare. Following the success of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream the previous year, his only son, Hamnet, died at the age of 11"(Ravilious). This gave him the idea of writing the play Hamlet. This is also what encouraged him to keep on writing plays. This shows how even though Shakespeare had some tragedies in his life it also started the playwright part of his career to come out.

This paragraph is about Shakespeare’s many accomplishments."Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems" (Lander). This shows how in his life he made so many different accomplishments and this proves how even though he had been through a lot he still managed to make good of his life.

This paragraph is about how Shakespeare was not only a playwright but also a producer."Then follows the great period of Shakespeare's creative life. Between 1599 and 1606, he produced a series of masterpieces, including the great tragedies Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Coriolanus, and Antony and Cleopatra, as well as "problem plays" or "bitter comedies" such as All's Well That End's Well, Troilus and Cressida, and Measure for Measure"(Baker). This shows how many different plays he made and produced.

In conclusion, Shakespeare was an amazing actor. Poet, and playwright and he had been through a lot in his life and still managed to make amazing creations. This shows how even if you feel that everything bad has happened to you and that you can’t make good of it, always remember Shakespeare and everything that happened to him and how he managed to make good of it.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

---. “William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius from Stratford.” 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. 17 Nov. 2016

RAVILIOUS, KATE. “The Bard At Home.” Archaeology 69.4 (2016): 44-47. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016

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