Shakespeare's Life Abby Sandoval Period 4

THESIS: William Shakespeare is very well known writer when it comes to plays and poems. Even when he was younger, he was always reading and writing poems.

Shakespeare’s school life

QUOTE #1: “Studied Latin Knowledge of Latin was necessary for a career in medicine, law, or the church.”

COMMENTARY: When students wanted to pursue a career in medicine, law, or the church they would need to be able to read Latin. Shakespeare read many superb Roman authors at such a young age.

QUOTE #2: “Enforced strict discipline and physically punished students who broke the rules.”

COMMENTARY: The school Shakespeare attended was a very strict school. When students misbehaved there would be discipline and physical punishments.

QUOTE #3 “Young Shakespeare may have read such outstanding ancient Roman authors as Cicero, Ovid, Plautus, Seneca, Terence, and Virgil.”

COMMENTARY: Since Shakespeare read all of these Roman authors he had an understanding of what and or how to write his words. These authors have writing that is filled with poetry which helped William with his work.

QUOTE #4 “Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems.”

COMMENTARY: During his time he had written 38 plays that attracted many people from big sophisticated cities and small towns. After a while, his work was wanted in the large theaters all over many nations.

QUOTE #5: “His works have been translated into a remarkable number of languages, and his plays are performed throughout the world.”

COMMENTARY: Many actors wanted to play the roles in Shakespeare's plays because it would show their art. His work is and still are very popular in all theaters and places all around the world.

QUOTE #6: “Provided it with plays, almost on demand.”

COMMENTARY: This theater is something he provided plays with almost all the time and was one of their ultimate professional writer's. The theater needed plays, actors who needed the parts, and he also had a family to provide for.

Shakespeare’s Family

QUOTE #7 “Shakespeare’s parents belonged to what today would be called the middle class.”

COMMENTARY: John was very respected in the town he worked in and held "several important positions in the local government.” John Shakespeare was a glove maker and had a well runned business in the town “Stratford.”

QUOTE #8 “William Shakespeare’s mother was born Mary Arden.”

COMMENTARY: This women was the daughter of Robert Arden who was a farmer. Even though the family was farmers, they still somewhat of a social standing in the country.

QUOTE #9 “The Ardens were Roman Catholics.”

COMMENTARY: The Ardens were Roman Catholics, but it is said to be that Mary may have Catholic. The Shakespeare's were said to publicly belong to the Church of England. The Church of England is the state church.

QUOTE #10 “It is one of the oldest towns in England.”

COMMENTARY: The place William grew up is known to be one of the oldest places in England. The birthplace of William Shakespeare is now a famous museum that is connected to his mother's childhood house and his wife's childhood home.The museum was officially completed the year of 1879. Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife, and William are both buried in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match.

---. “William Shakespeare’s Life.” A Genius From Stratford. HOLT literature and language arts, pp. 776-77.

“Hathaway, Anne.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 9 Dec. 2016.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

Mounfield, Peter R. “Stratford-upon-Avon.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.


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