William Shakespeare Carson Zennedjian Period 6

William Shakespeare was born around April 23, 1564 in Stratford. His father was a shopkeeper and had importance in Stratford. William did not get much education, he attended grammar school where he learned about Latin grammar and literature.

"Romeo and Juliet" one of Shakespeare's most famous plays.

Quote:

"His works have been translated into a remarkable number of languages, and his plays are performed throughout the world" (Lander 4).

Commentary:

William Shakespeare's plays were so significant there have been hundreds of remakes of them. His plays have become books and his poems have become movies.

Quote:

"Shakespeare’s plays have attracted large audiences in big, sophisticated cities and in small, rural towns" (Lander 2).

Commentary:

Shakespeare's work was everywhere. His company traveled around London and even Australia. Everybody wanted to see his outstanding plays.

Quote:

"Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poem" (Anderson 3).

Commentary:

Shakespeare was known for his plays and his work he did in the theater. He did not only design plays he was a famous actor and poet.

William Shakespeare Acting

Quote:

"We know that several years later, by 1592, Shakespeare had already become a actor....." (Holt 6).

Commentary:

After Shakespeare left his family in Stratford, he moved to London where he got his first role in a play, this was the start of his acting career. He was apart of a company called Lord Chamberlain's Men.

Quote:

"His works have been translated into a remarkable number of languages, and his plays are performed throughout the world" (Holt 3).

Commentary:

William Shakespeare's plays were so significant there have been hundreds of remakes of them. His plays have become books and his poems have become movies.

Quote:

"Shakespeare’s plays have attracted large audiences in big, sophisticated cities and in small, rural towns" (Lander 2).

Commentary:

Shakespeare's work was everywhere. His company traveled around London and even Australia. Everybody wanted to see his outstanding plays.

William Shakespeare

Quote:

"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 13).

Commentary:

After outbreaks at the theater, William Shakespeare found a way for people to still read his work. Venus and Adonis was the first work of poetry Shakespeare created.

Quote:

"Besides influencing language and literature, Shakespeare has affected other aspects of our culture" (Holt 4).

Commentary:

William Shakespeare's language in his work affected not only the way we speak but the aspects of people's religion and cultures.

Quote:

"He is the most famous writer in the world, but he left us no journals or letters- he left us only his poems and his plays" (Holt 1).

Commentary:

His poems are still admired in today's world and will never be forgotten.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

---. “Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

---. “William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius from Stratford.” 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.

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

Rowe, Nicholas. “Some Account of the Life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear.” The Works of Mr. William Shakespear (1709)

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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