Shakespeare's Life time By:Esly morales

He is the most famous writer in the world, but he left us no journals or letters--he left us only his poem and his plays. What we know about William Shakespeare's personal life comes mostly from church and legal documents--a baptismal registration, a marriage license, and records of real estate transactions (Robert). not many people know why Shakespeare wanted to write plays and create plays because he didn't leave much behind for people to know about him. Also he was not known by much but his writing and plays he still is one of the most famous writers in the world. By 1594, he was a charter member of the theatrical company called the Lord Chamberlain]s Men, which was later to become the King's Men. (As the names of these acting companies indicate, theatrical groups depended on the support of a wealthy patron--the King's Men were supported by King James himself.) Shakespeare worked with this company for the rest of his writing life. year after he provided it with plays, almost on demand (Robert). This show Shakespeare stayed in one company for the rest of his life in 1594 Also he began to proceed writing plays as if they were demands but at least he was doing what he love.
The second half of the 1590s was a tremendously creative and professionally successful period for William Shakespeare. Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" was published in 1599, "newly corrected, augmented and amended," testifying to the contemporary popularity of this play, which remains one of Shakespeare's most popular to this day (Henley). Romeo and Juliet was a big thing for Shakespeare because it was considered one of his best play to this day. Also after the play "Romeo and Juliet" many more plays were written and were other ways Shakespeare affected the world. Throughout the 1590s, Shakespeare met continued success as a dramatist. A contemporary, Francis Meres, mentioned Shakespeare in his 1598 publication Palladis Tamia. Wit's Treasury. Being the Second Part of Wit's Commonwealth. It refers to Shakespeare's "sugared Sonnets," which he circulated, presumably in manuscript, "among his private friends." It also discusses his plays, dividing them into two main genres (Henley). This quote shows that Shakespeare had more than one genera to share with the world also may be one of the reasons he has impacted the world. Another thing about this quote is that Shakespeare circulates, presumably in manuscript.
During his final period, Shakespeare wrote five plays—four romances and a history. Scholars believe Shakespeare collaborated with John Fletcher, who took over for Shakespeare as the lead dramatist for the King’s Men, on two of these plays—Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen. The four romances are beautifully constructed, and their poetry ranks among Shakespeare’s finest writing. But unlike his masterpieces of the third period, the romances seem detached from reality(Lander). This is well again another example of how Shakespeare influence the world and many people with what he enjoyed to do throughout his life. This also shows how Shakespeare started to get known and spread around the world. Shakespeare wrote his great tragedies during the third period of his artistic development. Except possibly for Pericles, every play of this period shows Shakespeare's awareness of the tragic side of life. Even the period's two comedies—All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure—are more disturbing than amusing. For this reason, they are often called "problem" comedies or "bitter" comedies. Pericles represents Shakespeare's first romance—a drama that is generally serious in tone but with a happy ending(Lander). Most people would think Shakespeare's writings and plays would be what they seem to be but all of his plays are quite serious. Also that his plays about comedies were considered bitter or problems because the way he presents them.
After these early plays, and before his great tragedies, Shakespeare wrote Richard II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King John, The Merchant of Venice, Parts I and II of Henry IV, Much Ado about Nothing, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. The comedies of this period partake less of farce and more of idyllic romance, while the history plays successfully integrate political elements with individual characterization (Columbia Encyclopedia). Not only did Shakespeare partake in romance plays he also did comedies for more entertainment. Shakespeare did not only want to make all of his plays and story's about love and romance maybe because he wanted something new and not always the same. Early criticism was directed primarily at questions of form. Shakespeare was criticized for mixing comedy and tragedy and failing to observe the unities of time and place prescribed by the rules of classical drama. Generally critics of the 17th and 18th cent. accused Shakespeare of a want of artistic restraint while praising him for a fecund imagination (Columbia Encyclopedia). Like with many people now you will always be criticize for the thing you do there for Shakespeare was not always perfect according to criticism. this also shows that even if some people thought his plays and writings were as good does not mean he stopped.
Unlike his associates and fellow dramatists—Ben Jonson, Thomas Nashe, and John Marston—Shakespeare carefully avoided literary quarrels and had little to say about his contemporaries. No trace of professional jealousy, no involvement in contemporary issues, and no personal letters giving his opinions and attitudes remain (Archer). This shows Shakespeare was always very humble and did not have much hate for any of his associates. Also he had no trace of professional jealousy and had no problems against anyone for his career. His rival Ben Jonson left in his poetry, dramas, and criticism astute and at times caustic opinions about his contemporaries and his audience, in addition to numerous eulogistic verses to patrons. Views that he left unwritten were preserved by William Drummond, a Scottish poet whom Jonson visited in 1619. Drummond, an admirer, took the trouble of recording and later publishing Jonson’s scathing criticisms of his rivals in poetry, and the collection adds much to posterity’s impression of Jonson’s prickly personality (Archer). This shows not every one was for Shakespeare's plays and writings for especially his rival. Also the things people say and do reflects off of there personality's.

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