Shakespeare's Life

William Shakespeare was an influence on the theater culture from his early life and his production of the Globe Theater.

Quote #1: "From 1594 to 1608, he was fully involved in the London theater world. In addition to his duties as a sharer and actor in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, he wrote an average of almost two plays a year for his company. "

Comment: shakespeare was very busy and had a lot of responsibilities. I wonder if shakespeare ever did anything but work on plays.

Quote #2: "All's Well That Ends Well is counted among Shakespeare's comedies, but it has little gaiety and its humor is dark and bitter. Critics have classed it with Measure for Measure as one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" because it does not seem to fit neatly into any recognized dramatic category. "

Comment: Shakespeare wrote plays that didn't exactly fit the critics criteria. I wonder if any of Shakespeare’s plays were ever rejected.

Quote #3: "Beginning at about the age of 7, William probably attended the Stratford grammar school with other boys of his social class."

Comment: He began his education at a young age at stratford. I wonder when he started learning latin.

Quote #4: "William attended grammar school where he studied Latin grammar, Latin literature, and rhetoric."

Commentary: He studied a lot of different languages. I wonder if he learned any other kinds of languages.

Quote #5: "William was born the third of eight children around April 23 1564, in Stratford."

Commentary: He has a lot of siblings which is probably what helped to inspire him to write so many of his plays. I wonder how old his other siblings were or what their names were.

Quote #6: "In spite of the long hours he spent in school, Shakespeare’s boyhood was probably not all boring study. As a market center, Stratford was a lively town. In addition, holidays provided popular pageants and shows, including plays about the legendary outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men. "

Commentary: Shakespeare had an interesting life and was not just boring. I wonder if he ever had time to do anything else other than study and do work.

Quote #7: " Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe. "

Commentary: The globe was what started to make Shakespeare more and more popular. I wonder how much of the globe he owned.

Quote #8: "They erected the Globe in the area known as the Bank side on the south side of the River Thames in the suburb of Southwark. Shakespeare owned a modest percentage of the theater and its operations."

Commentary: The globe theater was on the south side and Shakespeare owned a good portion of it. I wonder how many of his plays were presented there.

Quote #9: "Shakespeare was one of six shareholders who signed the lease for the new site in 1599. He thus became part of the first group of actor-sharers to also be theater owners."

Commentary: Shakespeare along with 5 other people owned the globe theater. I wonder when the globe theater actually closed down.

Works Cited

“All’s Well That Ends Well.” World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 9 Dec. 2016.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

Robert. “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.

Seidel, Michael. “Globe Theatre.” World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.


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