Video on Shakespeare and many theories people had on him
Thesis: Shakespeare impacted english, modern theater, and different individuals.
1. Impact on Modern Theater
Quote#1: "His plays have been a vital part of the theater in the Western world since they were written about 400 years ago" (Lander).
Commentary: This corresponds to the thesis because Shakespeare's parts have a huge role in many theaters because without him, many vital parts of theater would not be here today. Also, this relates to the thesis because the theater has been evolved since Shakespeare's time and his work had to do with it.
Quote #2: "Through the years, most serious actors and actresses have considered the major roles of Shakespeare to be the supreme test of their art" (Lander).
Commentary: This relates to the thesis because the actors and actresses around the world now use Shakespeare's work to test themselves and others. Also, Shakespeare has influenced many actors everywhere because now they use his work for practice.
Quote #3: "The theater is much more a medium of words" (Anderson).
Commentary: This relates to the thesis because Shakespeare influenced much of modern theater because actors and actresses nowadays try to follow in his footsteps and recreate/practice his work. Also, in modern theaters now, actors try use playwrights to imitate his plays.
Quote#4: "Shakespeare's plays are still produced all over the world" (Anderson).
Commentary: This supports the thesis because Shakespeare's work was so powerful that it was used in many parts of the world in theater to this day. Also, this supports the thesis as well because many actors worldwide use his work as an example. They use Shakespeare's work as a guide to improve.
2. Impact on Modern English
Quote #5: "Our understanding of 'words', and how they get their meanings, based on a stable spelling system and dictionary definitions, simply does not hold" (Hope).
Commentary: This corresponds with the thesis because Shakespeare had an unique type of English he used when he "wrote" out his plays. Also, our society still has been trying to figure out what his plays really mean and why his plays were so influential to the modern English.
Quote #6: "First, the modern indicators, which might resonate as ‘‘true” for the actor, ring false when used to voice what is clearly not modern language'" (Hope).
Commentary: Shakespeare's plays have always been more different than other plays because of the language it was used in. Also, actors and actresses all try to decrypt "his" language.
Quote #7: "The most successful of the these characters create an impression of physiological depth never before seen in English literature" (Lander).
Commentary: This supports the thesis because it shows how the english Shakespeare used influenced the way actors and actresses are now. Also, Shakespeare described everything deeply and thoroughly which impacted the English used today.
3. Impact on different individuals
Quote #8: "The actors in his metaphor seem in the grip of a most painful stage fright, a panic seizing them as they face the stage with no lines ready and no meaningful part to play" (Gleed).
Commentary: This explains the thesis because Shakespeare's scenes were difficult to understand and people who tried to recreate them in modern day have trouble understanding the full meaning. Also, his work impacts the people studying it now because it has caused more actors and actresses to pursue and try even harder.
Quote #9: "The plays are extraordinarily powerful works that have a seemingly limitless capacity to stimulate and reward the careful student. This is made vividly evident in Shakespeare's use of themes—everything" (Gleed).
Commentary: This corresponds with the thesis because Shakespeare's plays basically "rewarded" whoever took the time to analyze them. Moreover, the person studying it would soon be filled with the knowledge of the language used back then.
Impact on different individuals #10: "...the writing process compels us to rise to the demands of Shakespeare's tragedies" (Gleed).
Commentary: This relates to the thesis because Shakespeare's work has left people to want more. To add on, Shakespeare's work also left people feeling very deeply about the tragedies he included in his plays.
Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare and His Theater:A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by Robert Anderson Beers, Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.
Anderson, Robert. “William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius From Stratford.” William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius From Stratford." Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by Robert Anderson Beers, Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.
Gleed, Paul. “How to Write about Shakespeare’s Tragedies.” Bloom, Harold, ed. Bloom’s How to Write about Shakespeare’s Tragedies. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2011. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=HTWAST004&SingleRecord=True.
Hope, Jonathan. “Shakespeare and Language: Reason, Eloquence and Artifice in the Renaissance.” Literary Criticism/Shakespeare. EBSCO eBook Collection.
Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.