William Shakespeare By: DAniel guizar

Thesis: Shakespeare was an amazing poet, writter, and actor he made a big inpact in history with his work and his life.

Early life:

Quote #1: "We know that William Shakespeare was born the third of eight children around April 23, 1564, in Stanford, a market towvn about one hundred miles northwest of London"(Beers).

Commentary: This shows that he was one of the oldest out of his siblings. He can also realte to a lot of people about by being one of the oldest.

Quote #2: "Shakespeare’s parents belonged to what today would be called the middle class"(Lander).

Commentary: This quote means that Shakespeare grew up in the middle class and that his family wasn't poor nor rich. That means that he can relate to a lot of people when he was growing up.

Mid Life:

Quote #3: "In 1594 Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the company that later became the King's Men under James I".

Commentary: This quote show that Shakespeare was actor and that he worked for the king.

This also shows that he was not only a writer but he was an actor too.

Quote #4: "In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. They had three children: Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585."

Commentary: This quote talks mainly about his marriage and who married and it also talks about his kids. Shakespeare had three kids and he only had on wife named Anne Hathaway that's what the quote was mainly about.

Why he was Famous:

Quote #5: "Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), 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"(Lander)

Commentary: This shows what he was and what he did in his life time.

Also that he was great at what he did and that he made history.

Quote #6: "Shakespeare’s poems and plays show a love of nature and rural life. This display undoubtedly reflects his childhood experiences and his love of the Stratford countryside"(Lander).

Commentary: This quote shows that his plays where about hid love that he had for Stratford and also that they where about his childhood and how it was. The quote will help further understand Shakespeare and understand what his life was like.

Quote #7: "Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems."(Lander)

Commentary: This quote shows how many plays and poems he wrote in his life time.

This help explains why he was a famous writer.

His Death:

Quote #8: "During his last eight years, Shakespeare was the sole author of only three plays—Cymbeline,The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale. He collaborated with John Fletcher, another English dramatist, in writing three more plays"(lawrence.)

Commentary: This shows that in his last eight years of his life he was writing plays and that he did what he wanted to do. This also shows that in his last years he did what he wanted to do and that he died happy.

Works Cited

Beers, G. Kylene, et al. Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking. Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003.

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

Lawrence, Sandra. “Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Brings Jacobean Theater.” British Heritage 35.2 (2014): 58-61. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

William shakespeare. Ebsco, “William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

WS. Ebsco, 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. 15 Dec. 2016.


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