William Shakespeare by maia rodriguez


Shakespeare influenced the world with his early life, career, and poems.

One of the many inspirational poems by William Shakespeare "Hamlet" still being read and recited tell this day.

Early Life:

Quote #1: "In the 1560's, Shakespeare attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have been educated in the classics, particularly Latin grammar and literature." ("Lander")

Commentary: It's a good thing that Shakespeare attended grammar school because as he learned the art of writing, his inventions of literature affected us with so many new possibilities.

Quote #2: "Shakespeare's emergence as a playwright in London (c.1592). However, various suggestions have been made regarding this time, including those that he fled Stratford to avoid prosecution for stealing deer, that he joined a group of traveling players, and that he was a country schoolteacher."("Alchin")

Commentary: Shakespeare was influenced by travelers and his educators, and therefor used his newly founded knowledge that inspired him to become a play writer, which later inspired society with his poems and plays.

Quote #3: "...but this uncertainty regarding his education has led some to raise questions about the authorship of his work and even about whether or not William Shakespeare ever existed." ("Rubinstein")

Commentary: With Shakespeare's knowledge of his playwrights, he led others to question and create conspiracies regarding his authorship and his works, which influenced people to continue reading and enjoying his stories.

Many people reenact Shakespeare's poems for entertainment or as an acting career.


Quote #5: "By the early 1590's, documents show William Shakespeare was a managing partner in the Lord Chamberlain's Men, an acting company in London. After the crowning of King James I, in 1603, the company changed its name to the King's Men." ("Lander")

Commentary: When Shakespeare represented for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, he inspired London with his plays which they then renamed themselves as the King's Men.

Quote #6: "Shakespeare was able to attract the attention of Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton, to whom he dedicated his first- and second-published poems: "Venus and Adonis" (1593) and "The Rape of Lucrece" (1594). ("Lander")

Commentary: Shakespeare's first and second-published poem influenced people to read his stories and even manage to watch his plays that he created.

Quote #7: "By 1592, there is evidence William Shakespeare earned a living as an actor and a playwright in London and possibly had several plays produced."("Anderson")

Commentary: William's careers as an actor and a playwright inspired them to do the same jobs as well. It encouraged the people to watch his plays and read his poems.

Quote #8: "Shakespeare was also, apparently, the first writer to use the word 'its' as a third person possessive. He wrote convincingly of court life, foreign intrigues, and the affairs of kings and courtiers, subjects of which he could have had no direct knowledge." ("Rubenstein")

Commentary: Sense Shakespeare was the first writer to write in third person possessive He inspired court life, foreign intrigues, etc. This helps with are court laws to this day.

People are inspired by his work that they are willing to recite those words and turn it into a show for audience.


Quote #9: "By 1594 and 1596, William Shakespeare’s earliest plays included Romeo and Juliet." ("Anderson")

Commentary: The fantastic play of Romeo and Juliet inspired citizens to reenact his poem and create so many versions of the story.

Quote #10: "...addressee was Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (1573-1624), to whom Shakespeare dedicated his poems Venus and Adonis in 1593 and The Rape of Lucrece in 1594." ("Alchin")

Work sited:

Alchin, Linda. “http://www.william-shakespeare.info/.” http://www.william-shakespeare.info/.

Anderson, Robert. “William Shakespeare’s Life a Genius from Stratford.” William Shakespeare’s Life a Genius from Stratford. Originally published in William Shakespeare’s Life a Genius from Stratford, pp. 776-77.

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

Rubenstein, William. “WHO WAS SHAKESPEARE?” WHO WAS SHAKESPEARE?, by Rubenstein. Historical Reference Center, web.a.ebscohost.com/hrc/detail/detail?vid=3&sid=931b4595-af43-4d87-a0d5-1522fe063787%40sessionmgr4009&hid=4204&bdata=JnNpdGU9aHJjLWxpdmU%3d#AN=4927508&db=khh. Accessed 6 12 2016.

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

“William Shakespeare Biography.” http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323#synopsis, edited by William.

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