Shakespeare's life/career By: Alex Astorga p.4

Shakespeare, was a an English playwright, poet, and actor. He influenced many people around the world, and he made poetry be looked at in a different perspective.

London, Startford

Shakespeare's Life

Shakespeare and his multiple family members attended schooling for Latin, Literature, and Rhetoric, they had high standards in school. "William was born the third of eighth children around April 23, 1564, In Stratford, a market town about one hundred miles northwest of London. His father, John, was a shopkeeper and a man of importance" William attended grammar school, where he studied Latin grammar, literature and rhetoric."(Anderson, A Genius From Stratford). Shakespeare had multiply siblings and always had people around him, who always gave him support with decisions and other things he dealt with. Shakespeare’s education was very important to him, it got him to where he was back then.

Mr. Shakespeare

Shakespeare himself

Shakespeare is know as one of the greats in all of playrighting, poetry, and acting. A lot of people majority in England know Shakespeare as potentially one of the finest poets that ever lived. "Shakespeare, William was an English playwright, poet, and actor. Many people regard him as the world’s greatest dramatist and the finest poet England has ever produced. A number of records exist that deal with Shakespeare’s life. Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays,two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems."(Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced)Shakespeare is going down as one of the best poet's of all time and his writing is one of the greatest that people know and teach nowadays. Shakespeare is going down in the history book as a historical figure.

Shakespeare's House

Shakespeare's marriage and family

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, they were eight years apart and they had three children. Shakespeare pursued in dream in London and eventually became a member of Lord Chamberlin's Men."William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than he was, somewhere after the birth of their THIRD child Shakespeare moved to London and leaving is family in Stratford" Several years later by 1592, Shakespeare became an actor and a playwright. By 1594 he was a charter member of the theatrical company called the Lord Chamberlin's Men"(Anderson A Genius From Stratford). Shakespeare's life deeply influenced what he did and the decisions he made. He first became a playwright and actor in London where he first explored the career he desired.

a rehearsal of one of Shakespeare's many plays

Shakespeare's last years

Shakespeare produced three last plays before he announced his "retirement". He then reduced his activity from writing poems and narratives, and he purchased a house in 1612-13 in the London area. •"During his last eight years, Shakespeare was the sole author of only three plays—Cymbeline,The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale , in writing three more plays. In the past, some scholars argued that The Tempest, written about 1610, was Shakespeare’s last play. Such a theory was encouraged by the presence in the play of passages that sound like a farewell to the stage. However, in 1612 and 1613, In addition,Shakespeare purchased a house in the Blackfriars district of London in 1613. The evidence thus suggests that Shakespeare gradually reduced his activity in London rather than ending it abruptly."(Seidel, Michael Globe Theatre) This showed people Shakespeare commitment and dedication to his play writing. He gave the poetry and literary his all. Shakespeare was the "king" of all playwrights.

The Globe Theater

Shakespeare's greatest accomplishment the Globe Theater

The original theater was torn down and the birth of the Globe Theater begun to rise, and they started to format the building and how it would potentially look. "In 1599, Burbage's theater was torn down and its timbers were used by Shakespeare and his company to build the Globe Theater. This was the theater for which Shakespeare wrote most of his plays" "It was a building, three stories high, with a large platform stage that projected from one end into a yard open into the yard open to the sky."(Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced) Shakespeare's globe theater was a big step in his career. The globe theater is one of the foundations in Shakespeare's success.

How the Globe Theater Began and the foundation of it

Shakespeare and other playwrights discussed the shape and form of the first theater that would be built in the London area, with the help of many they built the first permanent theater in 1576. Shakespeare's globe theater was a big step in his career. The globe theater is one of Shakespeare's greatest creations. "Playwrights influence the shape and form of the theater, but more often existing theaters seem to influence the shape and form of plays, it is important that we understand because it influences how he wrote his plays." "Shakespeare's took the theater of his time, and he used it brilliantly" "In 1576, outside the city walls of London, an actor-manager named James Burbage built the first permanent theater in England. He called it the theater." "The plays were performed in the afternoon. Since the stage was open to the sky, there were very few sets(scenery, furniture, and so on). The stage was "set" by the language. A whole forest scene was creat, andd in one play when a character announced, "Well, this is the Forest of Arden." But costumes were often elaborate, and the stage might have hung with colorful banners and trappings." (Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced) This was the first big step in the succession of Shakespeare's career. This theater was one he contributed big in building in. One of the many phases that contributed in Shakespeare success and his overall success that helped him in the long run with everything he offered.

The Globe Theater Reconstruction

After, the building of the inside and the finishing touches to the Globe Theater, it was torn down and shut down in 1642-64, it wasn't reconstructed until 1996 and reopened in 1997, 333 years later. •"The theater may have held as many as 3,000 spectators. Its stage occupied the open-air space, with a pit in front for standing viewers. The stage was surrounded by several levels of seating. In 1613, the Globe burned down. It was rebuilt on the same foundation and reopened in 1614. The Globe was shut down in 1642 and torn down in 1644. A reconstruction of the theater was completed 200 yards (183 meters) from the original site in 1996, and it officially opened in 1997." (Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced) The original theater was highlight of Shakespeare's career, it's how he got his creation of the wonderful writing of poetry out, and the long way it has come. It is still used and appreciated until this day.

Another Reenactment of Shakespeare's plays

Shakespeare's plays, narratives and poems

Romeo & Juliet was the earliest of Shakespeare's writing. Shakespeare's production is worth over $25,000 alone and he would be receiving this large amount of royalty. He wrote a large quantity of different materials of writing. His plays are popular around the globe, they have been a huge part in theaters in the west since they were published 400 years ago. •"Romeo and Juliet was probably among the early plays that Shakespeare wrote, between 1594 and 1596, when he returned to Stratford to live the life prosperous retired gentlemen" "Shakespeare's plays are still produced all over the word. During a Broadway season in the 1980's" Shakespeare would be receiving a $25,000 a week in royalties for the productions of Othello alone." (Anderson, A Genius From StratFord). •"Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems. His works have been translated into a remarkable number of languages, and his plays are performed throughout the world. His plays have been a vital part of the theater in the Western world since they were written about 400 years ago." (Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced</i>). Shakespeare's poems and writings are priced at an unknown number, his influence on the world is iconic. This type of writing is the most looked up to around the world. Shakespeare's poems and narratives is what made him famous, Shakespeare's writing and poems has influenced the world around us and continues to this day.


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