Shakespeare By Glydelle Mangrobang

Shakespeare influenced the world through his early, middle and late life. "His father, John, was a shopkeeper and a man of some importance in Stratford, serving at various times as justice of the peace and high bailiff (mayor)" (Anderson, 776). Shakespeare's father, John works as a shopkeeper and a man with high importance in Stratford, while portioning times as a high mayor and the justice of the peace. "Beginning at about the age of 7, William probably attended the Stratford grammar school with other boys of his social class. The school’s highly qualified teachers were graduates of Oxford University...The teachers enforced strict discipline and physically punished students who broke the rules..." (Lander ). This quote shows that William Shakespeare went to a grammar school at the age of seven along with the boys in his social class. The teachers at his school were highly qualified graduates from Oxford University. Also, if the students disobey the teacher, they will go a physical punishment. " ...As a market center, Stratford was a lively town...Stratford also offered other pleasures..." (Lander ). Young Shakespeare's life does not revolve around studying and learning new things. In Stratford, there was many fun activities to do and places to go to. "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" ("William"). Shakespeare married a farmer named Anna Hathaway in 1582, later on in his marriage Anne became pregnant. After the pregnancy, Anne and Shakespeare had three kids: Susanna or Susan, was born in 1583, the twins Hamnet and Judith born in 1685. "Royal Shakespeare Company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the plays of William Shakespeare and other playwrights of his time, modern classical dramas, and new works...The RSC was established in its present form in 1961, but its roots go back to 1879. In that year, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened in Stratford as the site for productions of Shakespeare's plays " ("Royal"). The Royal Shakespeare Company was an English theater group that was for Shakespeare's plays, writings and new works of his time before he passed. The RSC was created in 1961, but its origins date back to 1879, during that year, Stratford had opened the Shakespeare Memorial Theater and it was used to make Shakespeare's plays. "The theater burned down in 1926, and the present structure was completed in 1932... In 1961, director Peter Hall assumed artistic control of the theater, which was renamed the Royal Shakespeare Theatre" ("Royal"). In the year 1926, the RSC was burnt down and its present form was done in the year 1932. A director named Peter Hall had took over the design of the theater and renamed the theater to Royal Shakespeare Theatre in 1961. "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. 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"). Later on in his life, he became an actor and wrote a play for Chamberlain's Men, the company later had become King's Men under the king, James I. Close to the end of his career, he continued to stay at the company, he played old men's roles, is being the ghost both in Old Adam in As You Like It also Hamlet. "Shakespeare library , Folger an independent library in Washington, D.C., houses one of the world's most important collections of books by and about William Shakespeare. The library also holds collections on Britain (now the United Kingdom) for the period from the mid-1400’s to the mid-1700’s... " ("Folger"). A Shakespeare library named Folger is located in Washington D.C, and I houses the most important collection of books that are by and about Shakespeare. This library also has many Britain books from the mid-1400s to the mid-1700s. "Henry Clay Folger, a former president of the Standard Oil Company of New York, founded the library in 1930... Scholars from all parts of the world come to the Folger Shakespeare Library for research in Shakespeare studies, history, and literature " ("Folger"). The original founder of the library was a former president of a Standard Oil Company was named, Henry Clay Folger in the year of 1930. Students from across the word would come to this library to research anything related about Shakespeare.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare and His Theatre.” 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.” 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.

“Folger Shakespeare Library.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.

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

“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 9 Dec. 2016

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


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