Shakespeare throughout life

Shakespeare's life

Quote:"In 1594 Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men" (columbia electronic 4)

Commentary: He began his journey in 1595

Quote:"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"

Commentary: Shakespeare retired and returned to stratford

Quote:In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. They had three children: Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585. Nothing is known of the period between the birth of the twins and Shakespeare's emergence as a playwright in London (c.1592). However, various suggestions have been made regarding this time, including those that he fled Stratford to avoid prosecution for stealing deer,(columbia electronic 2)

Commentary: Shakespeare got married and had children fearing prosecution from theft

Quote:"He is the most famous writer in the world" (Anderson 776)

Commentary: In today's society most people recognize william

Quote:"Good friend, for jesus' sake forbear to dig the dust enclosed here! Blessed be the man that spares these stones and cursed e he that mover my bones" (Anderson 8)

Commentary: Shakespeare put a curse on his grave for whom may move his bones.

Quote:The idea of Shakespearean plays being performed in the wild American West of the mid-19th century may seem hard to believe today. The truth is, however, that William Shakespeare was quite at home there, as well as in the rest of America, and had been from the beginning.(hogeboom, willard L. 2)

Commentary: William felt at home when his plays were being performed all around america at the time, many people saw his play.

Quote:"In one interesting aspect the theater in Shakespeare's day was very different from the theater we know today"( Anderson 779)

Commentary:shakespeare's performing area is different from ours today

Quote: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, KATE 1)

Commentary: Shakespeare was a success although his son had passed which possibly led to depression during that state of time

Quote: in 1597, the 33-year-old playwright, who was by that time the talk of London, was drawn back to his roots in Stratford-upon-Avon, the small market town about 100 miles northwest of London, where he was born. Records show that he bought New Place, the second largest house in town(RAVILIOUS, KATE 2)

Commentary: Shakespeare was brought to his home town and bought a place which was the 2nd largest house it the whole town

Quote:The famous French visitor Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote Democracy in America, toured the United States in 1830 and noted, "There is hardly a pioneer's hut that does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare." Tocqueville also reported that Shakespearean plays were being performed wherever he visited.(hogeboom, willard L.54)

Commentary:The famous man who wrote the democracy,Alexis de Tocqueville, was touring the united states and said shakespeare's plays were performed every where he visited


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.

"THE BARD AT HOME." EBSCO eBook Collection. RAVILIOUS, KATE. "The Bard At

Home." Archaeology 69.4 (2016): 44-47. History

Reference Center. Web. 15 Dec. 2016.

Hogeboom, Willard L. "William Shakespeare Went West, Or At Least His Plays Did,

And The Bard Was A Hit On The Frontier." Wild West 13.6 (2001): 60.

History Reference Center. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.

"William Shakespeare." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016):

1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.


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