Life of Shakespeare By: Nadia Owens Period 5


Shakespeare influenced the world through his early, middle, and late life.

Shakespeare's Early Life

Quote #1:

"We know that William was born the third of eight children around April 23, 1564, in Stansford, a market town about one hundred miles northwest of London" (Anderson).


This quote shows that William was born in Stanford London in a market town.

This is important because if William was not born then Literature would not have been changed forever.

Quote # 2:

"While little is known of Shakespeare's boyhood, he probably attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have been educated in the classics, particularly Latin grammar and literature" (“William”).


This quote shows that Shakespeare went to a school in Stratford where he learned about Literature and Languages.

This is important because if he did not go to school he would not have made so many poems and would not have changed Literature.

Shakespeare's Middle Life

Quote #3:

"By 1594, he was a carter member of the theatrical company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, which was later to become the King's Men" (Anderson).


This shows that Shakespeare created many plays from the King's Men.

This is important because if Lord Chamberlain's Men did not let Shakespeare create his plays, then he would not have changes Literature.

Quote #4:

"Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems. His works have been translated into a remarkable number of languages, and his plays are performed throughout the world" (Lander).


This quote shows that he made a lot of plays through his life.

This is important because his plays have been an inspiration to many.

Quote #5:

"Shakespeare retired and returned to Stratford c.1613. He undoubtedly enjoyed a comfortable living throughout his career and in retirement, although he was never a wealthy man" (“William”).


This quote shows that he retired at Stratford, he has enjoyed his life, and although he was famous he was not rich.

This is important because it shows how he influenced Literature.

Quote #6:

"Six weeks later, Shakespeare revised his will. Within a month, he died. He was buried inside the Stratford parish church. His monument records the day of death as April 23, the generally accepted date of his birth" (Lander).


This quote e shows that Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was buried at the Stratford parish church.

This is important because since his death lead to monument records which gave us a little bit ore information about Shakespeare since there is little known of his life.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “William Shakespear’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.

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

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