Who is Shakespeare ?

Thesis: Shakespeare made a big impact on today's society and History by his early years, middle years, and late years of acting and writing plays

Early years:

Quote: 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.

Commentary: Shakespeare was a English Poet and playwright and is said to be known as the finest England has ever produced.

Commentary: Shakespeare was the most advanced Poet and play writer England ever produced. He wrote some of the best plays history has ever seen.

Quote: In addition, playwriting was not a highly regarded occupation, and so people saw little point in recording the lives of mere dramatists.

Commentary: During Shakespear's time a lot of people didn't care much for the life's of who wrote the plays. Play writers weren't regarded as a high occupation and their life's weren't really documuented at all. Church records were really the only records of Shakespear's existence

Commentary: Shakespeare was a playwright and not many people cared for his occupation until many years later. His life is studied upon so much in today's world and it would of been so much easier if they recorded his life back than

Quote: The pun on Shakespeare’s name makes the object of attack clear. Whether written by Greene or Chettle, this passage indicates that Shakespeare was in 1592 an actor who also wrote plays. He was successful enough to provoke the scorn and jealousy of competitors who considered themselves socially and culturally superior.

Commentary: Shakespeare was the best of his time and it made his competition jealous.

Commentary: Shakespeare was a playwright and actor during the Elizabethian era. He made other playwrights jealous and they would try to scold him of his success.

Quote: The pun on Shakespeare’s name makes the object of attack clear. Whether written by Greene or Chettle, this passage indicates that Shakespeare was in 1592 an actor who also wrote plays. He was successful enough to provoke the scorn and jealousy of competitors who considered themselves socially and culturally superior.

Commentary: Shakespeare was the best of his time and it made his competition jealous.

Commentary: Shakespeare was a playwright and actor during the Elizabethian era. He made other playwrights jealous and they would try to scold him of his success.

Middle years:

Quote: Throughout the 1590’s, Shakespeare’s reputation continued to grow. From 1594 to 1608, he was fully involved in the London theater world.

Commentary: These were the years of growth and fame for William Shakespeare

Commentary: He became the best playwright in the world for his time. He influenced the London theater for years to come in many different ways.

Quote: "Until the end of his London career Shakespeare remained with the company; it is thought that as an actor he played old men's roles, such as the ghost in Hamlet and Old Adam in As You Like It"(William).

Commentary: Shakespeare mad many great plays and even acted in some of them usually as an old character.

Commentary: In this quote, It shows that not only Shakespeare was a great playwright . He was also an actor and played really well.

Quote: "Shakespeare worked with this company for the rest of his writing life. Year after year he provided it with plays, almost on demand. Shakespeare was the ultimate professional writer. He had a theater that needed plays, actors who needed parts, and a family that needed to be fed"(Anderson 777).

Commentary: Shakespeare relied on the theater for all of his essentials and needs.

Commentary: This quote shows how committed he was to his work. It also shows how much of a good play writer he was.

Late Years:

Quote:"In 1599 he became a partner in the ownership of the Globe theatre, and in 1608 he was part owner of the Blackfriars theatre. Shakespeare retired and returned to Stratford c.1613. He undoubtedly enjoyed a comfortable living throughout his career and in retirement, although he was never a wealthy man"(William).

Commentary: Shakespeare was never really a wealthy man but enjoyed most of his life as a playwright.

Commentary: This quote shows how his hard work in his early life and middle life payed off. He owned more than one thearte and enjoyed with it

Quote: "Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, six weeks after Judith’s wedding. Many consider the same date as Shakespeare's birthday. He was buried in the Stratford church"(Forster).

Commentary: Shakespeare died and became known as one of the greatest playwrights of all time.

Commentary: This quote shows that Shakespeare had over 50 good years to become one of the greatest playwrights ever known. It also shows how he was buried in Stratford, the town he grew up in.

Quote: "Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, died in 1596 at the age of 11. The playwright’s daughter Susanna had one child, Elizabeth, who bore no children. Shakespeare’s daughter Judith gave birth to three boys, but they died before she did. Shakespeare’s last direct descendant, his granddaughter Elizabeth, died in 1670."(Lander)

Commentary: These are the deaths of Shakespeare's relatives who never really kept the Shakespeare legacy going.

Commentary: Shakespeare had 3 children and the last known descendant was his granddaughter who died in 1670.

Citations Page:

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.

Forster, Matt. “William Shakespeare.” William Shakespeare (2005): 1­3. History

Reference Center. Web. 5 Dec. 2016.

In addition, playwriting was not a highly regarded occupation, and so people saw little point in recording the lives of mere dramatists.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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.

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016):

1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

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