William Shakespeare By Erica Bernal



Shakespeare's Early Life


¨William Shakespeare is considered the greatest English poet and the world's greatest playwright. His main body of work consists of 37 plays that are divided into comedies, tragedies, and histories. In addition, he wrote a number of poems, including 154 sonnets.¨(Forster).

My Ideas:

This quote shows that if he was not taught early with the right education there would be no playwright or actor from Shakespeare. Also starting from his early life, he was a success.

Shakespeare's Early Life 2


¨William Shakespeare learned of rhetoric,or language, in grammar school, he parades with relish in Romeo and Juliet¨(Anderson).

My Ideas:

This quote shows that even at a early young age Shakespeare had to work really hard to get the right language he needed to write his inspiring work. This teaches that there is more than being talented like the way he was he had to work hard and teaches me that something is not just given.

Shakespeare's Early Life 3


"His father, John, was a shopkeeper and a man of some importance in Stratford, serving at various times as justice of the peace and high bailiff (mayor)"(Anderson).

My Ideas:

This quote shows that Shakespeare did not follow the path of his father and he took an whole different career. People should wonder what his father thought of his son's talent.

Shakespeare's Work


¨Generations of people have absorbed his ideas concerning heroism, romantic love, loyalty, and the nature of tragedy as well as his portraits of particular historical characters.¨ (Lander).


The quote shows that what Shakespeare wrote and played did influence a lot of people in the past and still in the present. Also Shakespeare wrote plays that inspired people from the heroism, love, loyalty, and tragedy in the scripts.

My Ideas:

This fits with my thinking because it shows what an impact Shakespeare had on society and just being inspiring can be a big impact. Also I wonder how Shakespeare did all of his plays and make them successful.

Shakespeare's Work 2


¨And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages¨ (Shakespeare).

My Ideas:

This quote shows that even through seven stages of life he worked hard for his work and completed throughout his years. Also it made me learn that he even went into his own plays and that he was more than just a writer.

Shakespeare's Work 3


¨A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents´ strife...¨ (Shakespeare).

My Ideas:

This quote shows that it was not a play that was subtle and very simple he made his work very thoughtful and complicated so it will be interesting. Also he worked hard just to make it so worthy for people to watch the play and he was one of the best writers ever.

William Shakespeare's Late Life 3


¨In 1599 he became a partner in the ownership of the Globe theatre, and in 1608 he was part owner of the Blackfriars theatre. 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¨ (¨Wiliiam¨).

My Ideas:

This quote shows that in his late life he really enjoyed everything that he did and there was no regrets in his life. Also people should wonder on why he was okay with being a not wealthy man and on how he can work good in a partnership.

William Shakespeare's Middle and Late Life


"Shakespeare , William , 1564–1616, English dramatist and poet" (William).

My Ideas:

This quote shows even though Shakespeare only lived for a short amount of time he was the best at writing plays and he was just a genius. Also this sums up his middle and late life because there is not much to say then he was a great poet and a great dramatist for living a short life.

William Shakespeare's Middle Life 1


¨¨He got married at the age of 18 and moved to London sometime afterward...¨ (BrainPOP).

My Ideas:

This quote shows that back then there was more people marrying young or having a family at a young age because back then people did not survive past 40 years old. Also when he was young he could easily go somewhere else and it is way different the present because past 25 is a good age to get married.

William Shakespeare's Middle Life 2


¨The year begins with a company of players, The Chamberlain's Men, demolishing their old theatre in Shoreditch in order to reuse its timber. When The Globe began to rise from the marshy bank of the south side of the Thames in May it was built with reclaimed wood¨(Worsely).

My Ideas:

This quote shows that in his middle life he that he had challenges before being successful in the globe theater but he got through people doubting him. Also people should wonder on how he overcame the obstacles and what he had to do to get successful.

Sample Tutorial Notes

Early Life of Shakespeare


"William Shakespeare was born in the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, the third of eight children. The register of Holy Trinity, the parish church in Stratford, records his baptism on April 26." (Lander).

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"In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. They had three children: Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585." ("William").

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “How to Read Shakespeare.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 781-82.

---. “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.

“BrainPOP William Shakespeare.” Youtube, uploaded by BrainPOP, 13 Feb. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxPVVEq0E5I.

Forster, Matt. “William Shakespeare.” William Shakespeare (2005): 1-3. History Reference Center. Web. 28 Nov. 2016.

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

Shakespeare, William. “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 787-910.

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

“William Shakespeare - All the World’s a Stage.” Youube, uploaded by Pearls of Wisdom, 11 Feb. 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmN9hr2wxUg.

“William Shakespeare: Plays.” Hutchinson Encyclopedia Of Britain (2014): 13502. History Reference Center. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.

Worsely, Lucy. “1599 A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare.” History Today 55.6 (2005): 56. History Reference Center. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.


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