Thesis - Shakespeare influenced the world with his writing, through his early life and late life.
Shakespeare Early Life:
Quote #1: "Beginning at about the age of 7, William probably attended the Stratford grammar school with other boys of his social class" (Lander).
Commentary: Shakespeare attended a grammar school where he learned about the greek and latin vocabulary. He also learned his grammar from there, where he soon became a play writer.
Quote # 2: "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. Whatever the veracity of Ben Jonson's famous comment that Shakespeare had "small Latine, and less Greeke," much of his work clearly depends on a knowledge of Roman Comedy, ancient history, and classical mythology." (Lander).
Commentary: Shakespeare got his knowledge from a grammar school in Stratford where he learned about literature, so he write his plays. He also learned about the greeks and latins vocabulary.
Quote #3: "William Shakespeare was descended from tenant farmers and landed gentry"(Branam).
Commentary: He was raised from some regular farmers. He also came a long way from farmers to riches.
Quote #4: "The next mention of Shakespeare is in 1592, when he was an actor and playwright in London. His actions during the seven-year interim have been a matter of much curious speculation, including unproven stories of deer poaching, soldiering, and teaching "(Branam).
Commentary: Shakespeare entertained people for 7 years when he was an actor. He also made his stories about teaching the young people.
Shakespeare Late Life:
Quote #5: "Shakespeare died on April 23,1616, at the age of fifty-two. He is buried under the old stone floor in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford."(Anderson).
Commentary: Shakespeare was a great impact on the world that they buried him in the stone floor in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. He was the best play writer in the theater that they put his name on the front of the list.
Quote #6: "The RSC was established in its present form in 1961, but its roots go back to 1879. In that year, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened in Stratford as the site for productions of Shakespeare's plays." ("Royal").
Commentary: Shakespeare was a theater just strictly for his plays. He also had a theater where some queens visited and watched his plays.
Quote #7: "The RSC performs in three theaters in Stratford. It presents a variety of plays but remains faithful to its tradition of staging new interpretations of Shakespeare."" 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. "("Royal").
Commentary: Shakespeare had his own company that was dedicated to his plays which was modern classical dramas. The RSC played a variety of plays and many dedicated to Shakespeare the author of most of their plays.
Quote #8: "At the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years older than he was. Sometime after the birth of their second and third children (twins), Shakespeare moved to London, apparently leaving his family in Stratford."(Anderson).
Commentary: Shakespeare found his love with someone that was 8 years older than him. He later then had kids, then moved to London to play out his plays.
Quote #9: "Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, ... And bring in cloudy night immediately". ("William").
Commentary: Shakespeare's plays was a great impact within his theater. This also mean that Juliet can't wait till it becomes night.
Quote #10: "Take thou this vial, being then in bed." ("William").
Commentary: He also made these plays in advanced english. He also made Juliet take this vial which will make her sleep which also was demonstrated on stage.
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