Shakespeare By:jazzelle Mcleod

Thesis: Shakespeare influenced the world throughout his early,middle ,and late life

Early Life


"His father, John Shakespeare, was successful in the leather business during Shakespeare's early childhood but later met with financial difficulties. During his prosperous years his father was also involved in municipal affairs, holding the offices of alderman and bailiff during the 1560s"("William")


Shakespeare's father was successful so it was easy for William to follow in his dad's footsteps.Growing up with a successful father makes you want to be just as successful as their father to make them proud.

Quote #2:

"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"(Lander)


Shakespeare world hardnin a school that taught Latin.It helped him in the long road since some plays are wrote in Latin

Quote #3:

"At the age of eighteen ,he married Anne Hathaway,who was eight years older than he was.Sometime after the birth of their second and third children(twins), Shakespeare moved to London,apparently leaving his family in Statford" (Anderson)


Some say the only reason Shakespeare married her is because she was pregnant.He moved away right after his twins were born but after some time he came back to spend time with his family.

Late Life:

Quote #4:

"Seven years after Shakespeare's death, in 1623, a huge memorial volume appeared, produced by several of his former theatrical associates, which contained nearly all of his plays" (Rubinstein)


Shakespeare was still affecting the world of theater even after his death.They had many memorial for shakespeare this one contained nearly all of his plays.

Quote #5:

"Since Shakespeare's recognition in the late eighteenth century as the pre-eminent English national writer, hundreds of archivists, researchers, and historians have poured over thousands of contemporary manuscripts and published works in an effort to learn something -anything - about Shakespeare the man. Their efforts have been almost entirely in vain. During the twentieth century, only a handful of details emerged."(Rubinstein)


Shakespeare was a very secretive man it was hard to learn about him.After he died he had no journals or letters only poems and his plays.

Quote #6

"By 1612, Shakespeare had become England’s most successful playwright. He apparently divided his time between Stratford and London. He had lodgings in London at least until 1604 and probably until 1611."(William)

My Ideas:

He spent a lot of time with his family the last years went to his kids events although he still split his time with London and Statford. Shakespeare wrote his last play in 1610 in his late 8 year he wrote only 3 plays.

Middle Life

Quote #7:

"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).


Shakespeare wrote such great work that many people and himself translate into languages.His plays were performed all across the world he wrote at least 38 plays.

Quote #8:

"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)


Shakespeare had experience of plays before he started writing.He played in them which probably help him get an idea of how to write.

Quote #9:

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

My Ideas:

Shakespeare took the first chance he got to build the Globe Theatre and he wrote most of his plays there.It as like his partner in crime,some people said it was the perfect match.

Quote #10:

"Royal Shakespeare Company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the plays of William Shakespeare and other playwrights of his time, modern classical dramas, and new works."(Royal Shakespeare Company)


Shakespeare had a organization called the Royal Shakespeare Company it was a Theater that showed plays by many different people.It was made of modern play writers to show their plays and actors to act out his plays.

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.

“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

Rubinstein, William. “Who Was Shakespeare?.” History Today 51.8 (2001): 28. History Reference Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

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


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