William Shakespeare Project By Julian campos, period 2

Shakespeare's Early Life 1

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"William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". William was born April 1564 at Statford-Upon_Avon, United Kingdom." (William)

Commentary:

William was born on April 1564. He was born in a famous famous place where he then grew up to be a play writer in his later years.

Shakespeare's Early Life 2

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"Shakespeare’s parents belonged to what today would be called the middle class." (Lander)

Commentary:

This quote shows that Shakespeare grew up as a regular person. He didn't grow up famous or anything more than a regular person.

Shakespeare's Early Life 3

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"His father, John Shakespeare, was successful in the leather business during Shakespeare's early childhood but later met with financial difficulties" ("William").

Commentary:

Shakespeare's father was successful during his Shakespeare's early life. His father may have been doing successful but he then had difficult times.

Shakespeare's Middle Life 1

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"His first plays are believed to be the three parts of Henry VI; it is uncertain whether Part I was written before or after Parts II and III" ("William")

Commentary:

This shows how different Shakespeare was. He led people to think on what was the way things happened. Like was Part I written before or after Part II and III.

Shakespeare's Middle Life 2

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"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)"

Commentary:

This shows that Shakespeare was a good actor and can playwright. Shakespeare had played old men roles, which means that he had experience with how old people were.

Shakespeare's Middle Life 3

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"Soon after, in 1597, the 33-year-old playwright, who was by that time the talk of London, was drawn back to his roots in Stratford-upon-Avon, the small market town about 100 miles northwest of London, where he was born" "(William)."

Commentary:

This shows that at this time of Shakespeare's lifetime he was famous for his work and his plays that he created. Shakespeare went back to the old place where he was born.

Shakespeare's Middle Life 4

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“Some people like to think of him sitting in his study in Stratford, surrounded by books, and others imagine he was leading a hectic life in London,” says Michael Wood, an English historian and broadcaster who has worked extensively on Shakespeare’s life" (William)

Commentary:

This shows that Shakespeare surrounded himself with books just to make his plays more interesting. People are really interesting in Shakespeare. Michael Wood for example was really interested in William that he worked extensively on Shakespeare's life.

Shakespeare's Late Life 1

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According to Colls and Edmondson, having invested so much time, energy, and money in the house, Shakespeare likely spent large amounts of time there with his family and friends.

Commentary:

In Shakespeare's old life he had invested a lot of time with his family and friends when he was older. This shows what type of person he was.

Shakespeare's Late Life 2

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William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, his 52nd birthday. In truth, the exact date of Shakespeare's death is not known, but assumed from a record of his burial two days later, 25 April 1616, at Holy Trinity Church. Stratford Upon Avon, where his grave remains.

Commentary:

William Shakespeare died at a young age. It is devastating that he died at such a young age. People were sad that he died because he could have made more plays.

Shakespeare's Late Life 3

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"The cause of Shakespeare's death is a mystery, but an entry in the diary of John Ward, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford tells us that "Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting and it seems drank too hard, for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted." (William)

Commentary:

William had died of a very sad death, in no way shape or form should he had died like this. People were sad that he had to leave this world the way he did. Even though he died very young, he made a really impact on today's society.

Works Cited:

Anderson, Robert. "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.

Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016.

Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

"2000 Travellers' Choice Awards." British Heritage 21.3 (2000): 35. History

Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

"William Shakespeare." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016):

1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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Created with images by tonynetone - "William Shakespeare" • summonedbyfells - "BUST OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE" • Martin Pettitt - "London, William Shakespeare Bust" • summonedbyfells - "BUST OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE"

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