William Shakespeare BY: Jarrett Benavides

Biography/Contex

  • Born on April 23, 1564 - died on April 23, 1616
  • Baptized on April 26, 1564
  • born in the village of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.
  • Married Anne Hathaway in 1582
  • Famous for Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Julius Caesar.

Accomplishments

  • Known for some of the greatest plays and writings of all time
  • Development of world renowned writings
  • A respected man through his dramatic arts.
  • Famous for his tragedies, comedies, and Romances

Connection to the Renaissance

"Shakespeare is celebrated for his brilliance. The Renaissance is defined as a period of time when human expression reached its full potential, and Shakespeare’s body of work was and remains one of the most important expressions of the freedom of thought that came out of that seminal period in human history. He influenced the age in which he lived at least as much as it influenced him."
  • Shakespeare mainly focused on theatre during the renaissance
  • Each of his characters had great complex emotions and feelings which created amazing pieces of art.

Significance/life lessons

  • Today, his plays are highly popular and constantly studied and reinterpreted in performances with diverse cultural and political contexts.
  • Given that William Shakespeare’s work transcended literature and enabled him to make a living from his work, he therefore stands as a shining example to any creative entrepreneur in the modern age.

Sources

http://www2.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/ShakespeareBiog.html

http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323#video-gallery

https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/how-did-shakespeare-influence-renaissance-480526

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