Who was Shakespeare and how did he influence the world of theater?
Shakespeare influenced the world through his early, middle, and late life.
Quote: "Shakespeare’s poems and plays show a love of nature and rural life"(Lander).
Commentary:It shows how the environment of his childhood activities reflected in his writing. Shows how Shakespeare loved his home countryside.
Commentary:It shows how many things from his childhood influenced his writings in many ways and he influenced ours in many other ways.It had a positive impact on his way of writing and looking at things.
Quote: "Shakespeare studied Latin grammar during the early years, then progressed to the study of logic, rhetoric, composition, oration, versification, and the monuments of Roman literature. The work was conducted in Latin and relied heavily on rote memorization and the master's rod"(Howells).
Commentary: Shakespeare studies many different types of languages and literature which helped him a lot when he grew older. He had a huge vocabulary which was very full of intelligent and fancy words.
Commentary: He gave words many meanings and some of those words we still use today. He was very knowledge with literature related things.
Quote: "Early in his career, Shakespeare was able to attract the attention of Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton, to whom he dedicated his first- and second-published poems: "Venus and Adonis" (1593) and "The Rape of Lucrece" (1594)"(Butcher).
Commentary: He attracted many important people' attention which gave him more chance of being even more well known. He knew who were the important people to publish his poems with.
Commentary: He got highly admired by a lot of poets because he was very well known and had lots of knowledge about literature. Even though he had tragic events happen in his life he did not let that bring his passion meaning literature down.
Quote: "He got highly admired by a lot of poets because he was very well known and had lots of knowledge about literature. Even though he had tragic events happen in his life he did not let that bring his passion meaning literature down"("William").
Commentary: Shakespeare had many literature works done, which got him to be well know because they were well written. This got him to be called the English poet.
Commentary: He made a change in literature that will always be remembered because he was excellent at it and he had many great achievements.
Quote: "From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded. All that can be deduced is that over 20 years, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict"(Ellis).
Commentary: Shakespeare had a talent when writing because he would find a way for the reader to catch that emotional feeling that he is putting in the poem. He knew how to get the reader's attention and how to throw in conflict.
Commentary: Shakespeare wrote good plays that expressed emotion and conflict and he did it in such a great way that the reader and viewer could understand and feel that emotion.
Quote: "Shakespeare, by the time he turned 36, was much quoted in posh anthologies. He was declared the equal of Ovid, Plautus and Seneca. He was so confident of his own talent that, for a decade, he stopped collaborating with other playwrights"(Rubinstein).
Commentary: Shakespeare was so successful that he got a couple titles. He was brilliant with his works, he gained a lot of knowledge in literature and he had confidence in himself.
Commentary: Shakespeare was a great writer and is still known today for his great literary works. He knows so much literature and still has inspired us till this day.
Quote: ''Since his death, Shakespeare's plays have been almost continually performed, in non-English-speaking nations as well as those where English is the native tongue; they are quoted more than the works of any other single author"("Shakespeare").
Commentary: Even after his death, Shakespeare has been influenced many writers. He has given different meanings to words and ones we even used today.
Commentary: William Shakespeare is a role model for many young writers and has influenced poetry, but not only that he managed to do that all throughout his life time.
Quote: "William Shakespeare changed the world through his poems and dramatic plays, which covered all human emotions, portrayed conflicts and inspired works of literature by authors around the world"(Nichols).
Commentary: William Shakespeare influenced lots of poets and writers. He gave many words new meaning and uses. He inspired literature in many ways.
Commentary: He was an inspirational person not only becase he was a great writer, and poet but also because he had lots of knowledge. He had a huge vocabulary and gave meaning to some words that we use today.
Quote: "Shakespeare did not gain worldwide attention until after his death in 1616. His plays involved complex characters, tragic heroes and double plots, which made them entertaining, educational and enlightening"(Henley).
Commentary: He made an impact after his death. He is a great writer with really good impacts, and literature. He did different plots and themes, when he wrote and he still did good on them.
Commentary: Shakespeare impacted many people with his amazing literature skills and changed many things in it too.
Quote: "People continue performing Shakespeare's plays around the world, and they have been translated into every major language. In total, Shakespeare produced nearly 40 plays, more than 150 sonnets and a myriad of poems"(De Quincey).
Commentary: His work is so well known that it is translated, copied and acted in many different places. He is very honored and he is one of the most important people in literature.
Commentary: He made a world wide impact, and he is well known world wide. Many have recreated his plays and other work to show people what a great poet he was.
Butcher, Jeffrey. “Shakespeare’s American Proletarian Cultural Authority.” American Communist History 14.1 (2015): 57-79. History Reference Center. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.
De Quincey, Thomas. “Shakespeare,” 1838, Collected Writings, edited by David Masson, 1889, volume 4, pp. 70–79. Quoted as “Shakespeare” in Heims, Neil, ed. William Shakespeare, Bloom’s Classic Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc.
ELLIS, SI N. “The Stage Is Shakespeare’s.” British Heritage 35.5 (2014): 32-35. History Reference Center. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.
Henley, W. E. “Shakespeare,” Views and Reviews, 1890, pp. 101–03. Quoted as “Shakespeare” in Heims, Neil, ed. William Shakespeare, Bloom’s Classic Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom’s Literature. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE34&SID=&iPin=CCVWS72&SingleRecord=True. Accessed 10 Dec. 2016
Howells, William Dean. “Shakespeare,” My Literary Passions, 1891, pp. 58–60. Quoted as “Shakespeare” in Heims, Neil, ed. William Shakespeare, Bloom’s Classic Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom’s Literature
Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.
Nichols, Ian. William Shakespeare : The Pocket Essential Guide. Harpenden, Herts [U.K.]: Pocket Essentials, 2002. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 10 Dec. 2016.
Rubinstein, William. “Who Was Shakespeare?.” History Today 51.8 (2001): 28. History Reference Center. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.
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