William Shakespeare and His Impact On Our World Emma Gordon Period 4

Writer

Quote #1

"Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear

To dig the dust enclosed here!

Blessed be the man that spares these

stones

And cursed be he that moves my bones.

These are hardly the best of Shakespeare's lines..." (Anderson 9) .

Commentary:

This quote shows one of Shakespeare's lines that he wrote and performed. His lines became famous and are still said and shared everywhere to this day.His acting impacted the way other actors acted. He was a big influence to actors around the world.

Quote #2

"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" (Columbia).

Commentary:

This quote reveals that Shakespeare was a very successful actor. He played many roles in several different productions. This made him then later move on to other, greater things. Shakespeare loved what he did and kept with it and learned to be great at what he did.

Quote #3

"By 1592 Shakespeare was a recognized actor, and in that year he wrote and produced his first play, Henry the Sixth, Part One . Its success impelled Shakespeare soon afterward to write the second and third parts of Henry the Sixth . Shakespeare's popularity provoked the jealousy of Robert Greene, as recorded in his posthumous Groats-worth of Wit (1592)" (Bloom).

Commentary:

Shakespeare became a great actor and people started to notice him in many productions. His acting lead to sequels to many other plays. People then started to become jealous of how good of an actor he was while others started to admire him.

Producer

Quote: #4

"In 1599, Burbage's theater was torn down and its timbers were used by Shakespeare and his company to build the Globe Theatre. This was the theater for which Shakespeare wrote and produced most of his plays" (Anderson 3).

Commentary:

This quote shows how Shakespeare was such a successful producer that he was able to create a theater that would fit all his plays that he has written. The Globe Theater helped set a perfect scene for his plays that he then produced and showed in his theater.

Quote #5

"The plays of Elizabethan writer William Shakespeare were immensely popular and regularly staged in the United States during the 19th century. The Transcendentalists were particularly interested in Shakespeare as a writer whose genius revealed universal messages" (Wayne).

Commentary:

The productions of William Shakespeare's plays grew more and more popular. People then got attached to them and loved the message that all the productions gave. Shakespeare's way of writing became very popular.

Quote #6

"Shakespeare's Henry VI plays were apparently very successful. The theatrical entrepreneur Philip Henslowe (1555/6–1616), who is a major source for a good deal of our knowledge of London Elizabethan theatrical activity during the last decades of the 16th century and early 17th century, noted in his diary on March 3, 1592, a new performance of what he called "Harry VI" (Dobson and Wells: 200)." (Baker)

Commentary:

This quotes relates to him being a producer because it explains how he was very successful with his plays and productions that he produced. He wrote several different plays that were then featured into theaters, Still to this day, Shakespeare's plays are shown throughout the world.

Actor

Quote #7

"During these plague scares, there was not much money to be made writing plays, so Shakespeare often turned to writing poetry. Playwrights were not considered to be of much consequence during the period, so he may have also been inspired to write poetry to prove himself as a writer. In 1593, Shakespeare's poem "Venus and Adonis" was published by Richard Field, a London printer. A year later, Field published Shakespeare ’s second long poem, "The Rape of Lucrece."

Commentary:

No matter what was going on in the world at the time, Shakespeare continued writing pieces of work. He was a very determined writer and continued to write even though scary things were upon him.

Quote #8

"Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems" (Lander).

Commentary:

This quote shows how Shakespeare was a very successful and hardworking writer. Shakespeare writes his plays and other pieces but adding examples of figurative language such as metaphors. His writing and language he uses in this pieces can make the reader think harder and kind of blurs out what the piece of writing actually means. His writing is so popular that is has been translated all throughout the world so almost everyone can read his work.

Quote #9

"His plays and poems have long been a required part of a liberal education" (Lander).

Commentary:

This quote shows how Shakespeare has influenced the world by his amazing work. Several people have been influenced by his ideas such as, ideas of heroism, romantic love, loyalty, and the nature of tragedy. His works have change the way people write today and also how they interpret things. His plays have been rewritten and interpreted several times so that people can examine everything he was written.

Works Cited:

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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.

---. “William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius from Stratford.” 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.

Baker, William. “Shakespeare, William.” In Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack, eds. The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2012. Bloom’s Literature. Facts On File, Inc. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=CS0001&SingleRecord=True.

Bloom, Harold, ed. “Shakespeare, William.” Hamlet, Bloom’s Guides. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishing, 2003. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=BGHam02&SingleRecord=True.

Forster, Matt. “William Shakespeare.” William Shakespeare (2005): 1-3. History Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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

RAVILIOUS, KATE. “The Bard At Home.” Archaeology 69.4 (2016): 44-47. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

Wayne, Tiffany K. “Shakespeare, William.” Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2006. Bloom’s Literature. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE34&SID=&iPin=ETRA342&SingleRecord=True. Accessed 6 Dec. 2016

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