William Shakespeare Research Project By:Jaydan Damaso Period 5

Thesis: Shakespeare influenced the world technique through his early, middle and his late life.

Early Life:

Quote #1: "While little is known of Shakespeare's boyhood, he probably attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have been educated in the classics, particularly Latin grammar and literature"(William).

Commentary: This shows how at a young age William Shakespeare was brought into a school of grammar where they focus on grammar in literature. As a result, he became one of the best poets and playwrights and he might not have even been interested in being one if it werent for that school.

Quote #2: "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).

Commentary: Shakespeare created many words and phrases which have affected people in a positive way. He has influenced many because his sayings are still used today.

Quote #3: "At such grammar schools, students learned classical history and Latin literature..."(Baker).

Commentary: The grammar school that Shakespeare went to would study lots on literature and poems.This is significance because this is where he learned and heard about poetry and some of the poems he has learned about at this school, were referred to in his work.

Middle Life:

Quote #4: "From mid-1592 to 1594, London authorities frequently closed the theaters because of repeated outbreaks of plague. Without the income provided by acting and playwriting, Shakespeare turned to poetry"(Lander).

Commentary: This shows significance because this allowed Shakespeare to start getting into poetry. This is the time he started poetry because they closed the theaters and without them closing it, he might not have been a poet.

Quote #5: "The period from 1599 to 1608 was a time of extraordinary literary activity for Shakespeare. During these years, he wrote several comedies and almost all the tragedies that have made him famous"(Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare was extremely active when playwriting and wrote several books. He has impacted the many other writers by his work and his work is what he is known for.

Quote #6: "The last two plays in the Shakespearean corpus, Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen, may be collaborations with John Fletcher"(William).

Commentary: Shakespeare collaborated with many people during his middle life such as John Fletcher. He would collaborate with other writers to make a strong play.

Quote #7: "In 1592, in Greene's Groatsworth of Wit, the well-known poet, dramatist, and prose writer Robert Greene (1558–92) mentioned Shakespeare in a way implying that Shakespeare was at the time a force to be reckoned with on the London stage"(Baker).

Commentary: Shakespeare was praised by another famous poet and he said how on the London stage, Shakespeare was unstoppable. This is significance because Shakepeare really did influence people and other great poets knew he was going to be a great one.

Late life:

Quote #8: "During his last eight years, Shakespeare was the sole author of only three plays—Cymbeline,The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale"(Lander).

Commentary: Throughout Shakespeare's later years, he would still make plays and shows how he was such a talented playwright. His plays have influenced many because till this day, they are still being read and enjoyed through many readers.

Quote #9: "In 1609, a London publisher, Thomas Thorpe, published a book entitled Shakespeare’s Sonnets.Shakespeare had been very involved in the publishing of his plays and his long poems"(Forster).

Commentary: Throughout his life, Shakespeare he wrote many poems and plays and a man credited his hard and shows how much of a prolific writer he was. He influenced the world today because many of the writers read his books and base their writings off of him.

Quote #10: "For the first 200 years after his death, Shakespeare's plays were frequently performed in cut or revised form..."(William).

Commentary: Shakespeare's work is still used today and performed and are enjoyed by many people. This is significant because even after his death people would still try to perform his plays and it shows how he impacted the world technique.

Works Cited

Baker, William. "Shakespeare, William." In Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack, eds. The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2012. Bloom's Literature, Facts On File, Inc. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=CS0001&SingleRecord=True

Forster, Matt. “William Shakespeare.” William Shakespeare (2005): 1-3. History Reference Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

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

“William (Dramatist) Shakespeare.” Hutchinson’s Biography Database (2011): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

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

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