Shakespeare Logan Camp P.6

Thesis-Shakespeare influenced the world through his early life middle life and after his death.

Early Life

"His father, John Shakespeare, was successful in the leather business during Shakespeare's early childhood but later met with financial difficulties."("William")

William's father was important and successful person in his town Stratford . He influenced Shakespeare to become who he was and influence the world with his plays.

"In 1565, John Shakespeare became an alderman. Three years later, he was elected bailiff (mayor), the highest civic honor that a Stratford resident could receive."

His father had a high honor in his town because he became an alderman. Because his father was a mayor and had high honor in his town it influenced Shakespeare to do something like that too.

"William attended grammar school, where he studied Latin grammar, Latin literature, and rhetoric"(Anderson 777).

William went to school when he was young to become the writer and playwright he was. Because of his education at grammar school he was able to grow up and influence the world in theater with his plays.

Middle Life

¨We know that several years later, by 1592, Shakespeare had already become an actor and playwright¨(777)

When Shakespeare was already a playwright making plays when he was only 32 years old. He was already influencing the world with his plays when he was young.

"His influence on the development of the English language cannot be overstated. He coined countless words and phrases that we still use today, four hundred years later"(Forster)

He made words and phrases for his plays. Shakespeare changed the world in theater by making words and phrases and using them in his plays. These words are being used all around the world today.

After Shakespeare's Death

"Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer of the Elizabethan period, but he outlasted Elizabeth herself."(Forester)

Shakespeare was the greatest writer of the his time. This made it so he could influence the world in theater.

"Shakespeare’s vocabulary of about 29,000 words is remarkably rich. Like his fellow writers, he put old words to new uses, borrowed from other languages, and invented new terms. What sets apart Shakespeare’s verbal creativity is that so many of his innovations were adopted by English speakers"(Lander)

William Shakespeare used different languages to create new words that he used in his plays. This influenced the world because these words were adopted by English language and are still used today.

"They were part of the cultural life of the American Colonies and provided entertainment in the mining camps of the Old West"(Lander).

After the death of Shakespeare American colonies and the old west were influenced by his work. They used his work as entertainment when they were mining.

"Today, there are theaters in many nations dedicated to staging Shakespeare’s works."(Lander)

People still stage his plays in many nations. After William Shakespeare death he continued to influence the world in theater.

"The Booths would be performing Shakespeare at San Francisco's Jenny Lind Theater, where the eldest son, Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., was the manager, having gone West several years earlier."(Hogeboom)

The Booth's were influenced by Shakespeare so they used his plays as entertainment. After Shakespeare's death people continued to use his plays.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare Life.” 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.

Forster, Matt. “William Shakespeare.” William Shakespeare (2005): 1-3. History Reference Center. Web. 4 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. 5 Dec. 2016.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.


Created with images by Magnus D - "Shakespeare Globe" • tonynetone - "William Shakespeare" • D-Stanley - "Shakespeare`s Globe Theatre" • SPakhrin - "Shakespeare Globe"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.