Life of William Shakespeare noah pelicot period. 5

Thesis - Shakespeare had a great impact on theatre and the world.

Early Years

Quote - "William probably attended the Stratford grammar school with other boys of his social class. The school’s highly qualified teachers were graduates of Oxford University." (Lander)

Commentary - From a young age, Shakespeare had a probably had a good education because, his teachers were highly qualified. This must have helped him be more creative with his writings later on in his life.

Quote - "Shakespeare’s poems and plays show a love of nature and rural life. This display undoubtedly reflects his childhood experiences and his love of the Stratford countryside." (Lander).

Commentary - Shakespeare wrote his plays and poems settings based on where he lived. It shows that he used his surroundings to give him ideas on what to write for a poem.

Quote - "As a market center, Stratford was a lively town. In addition, holidays provided popular pageants and shows, including plays about the legendary outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men." (Lander).

Commentary - This must had inspired him to write plays and poems because, the plays he watched could have inspired some of his plays. Since Stratford had a lot of plays during the holidays, he must have gone to one and got some ideas.

Middle Years

Quote - "Without the income provided by acting and playwriting, Shakespeare turned to poetry. In 1593, Venus and Adonis became the first of Shakespeare’s works to be published." (Lander).

Commentary - This was one of his first writings that was published because, acting and writing were not paying him. This started his amazing career of writing poems that we still know today.

Quote - "The period from 1599 to 1608 was a time of extraordinary literary activity for Shakespeare. During these years, he wrote several comedies and almost all the tragedies that have made him famous. Shakespeare’s masterpieces during this period include the comedies Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night; the history Henry V;and the tragedies Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello." (Lander).

Commentary - This was the time when Shakespeare wrote some of his most popular plays and poems. People today still perform his plays and read the poems because of how much of an impact Shakespeare had on the world.

Quote - "As king of England, he became James I. James enjoyed and actively supported the theater. He issued a royal license to Shakespeare and his fellow players, which allowed the company to call itself the King’s Men. In return for the license, the actors entertained the king at court on a more or less regular basis." (Lander).

Commentary - Shakespeare was so popular at the time that the King of England gave him and his players a royal license. Shakespeare had his plays performed to the King and the kind supported him a lot. Today, people still perform his plays around the world.

Later Years

Quote - "By 1612, Shakespeare had become England’s most successful playwright. He apparently divided his time between Stratford and London." (Lander).

Commentary - Even though he became England's most successful playwright in 1612, he is still popular today. He made such an impact on the world that almost everyone in the world knows his name.

Quote - "Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, at the age of fifty-two. He is buried under the old stone floor in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford." (Anderson)

Commentary - When he died he put a curse on anyone who tried to move his bones and no one has ever touched them. People today still remember his poems and plays.

Quote - "In 1961, director Peter Hall assumed artistic control of the theater, which was renamed the Royal Shakespeare Theatre." (Unknown).

Commentary - Shakespeare had such an impact on the world that Peter Hall was renamed to Royal Shakespeare Theatre because of his amazing plays and poems. People still go to plays at this theatre today.

Quote - "an independent library in Washington, D.C., houses one of the world's most important collections of books by and about William Shakespeare." (Unknown)

Commentary - Shakespeare made such an impact on the world that he has a library dedicated to stories and poems that he wrote and books about him. Henry Clay Folger, the founder of the library, loved Shakespeare's work so much that he made a library dedicated to him.

MLA Citations

Anderson, Robert. "Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match." Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

Anderson, Robert. "William Shakespeare's Life: A Genius from Stratford." Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.

"Folger Shakespeare Library." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.

"Royal Shakespeare Company." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 9 Dec. 2016.

Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 9 Dec. 2016.

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