Shakespeare's life Alberto Martinez Period 1

Shakespeare's family had financial problems

He learned all his grammar from school

His poems are based on his life

This is where Shakespeare grew up

Shakespeare's family had financial problems

"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. 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. Whatever the veracity of Ben Jonson's famous comment that Shakespeare had "small Latine, and less Greeke," much of his work clearly depends on a knowledge of Roman comedy, ancient history, and classical mythology."

Jean Longnon, 'The Frankish States in Greece, 1204-1311', in A History of the Crusades, Vol.2: The Later Crusades, 1189-1311, eds. K.M. Setton, R.L. Wolff and H.W. Hazard (University of Wisconsin Press, 1969).

This is Shakespeare's poems

Shakespeare wrote his poems from his life drama

"The life in drama indicated by the subtitle really means not Shakespeare’s life as a creative writer but rather the life of his dramas on stage and their potential for creating meaningful experiences for their audiences. Wells goes so far as to show how some of the dramas can be staged so that they become more relevant to contemporary issues."

Archer, Stanley. "Shakespeare." <i>Magill’s Literary Annual 1996</i>. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Hackensack: Salem, 1996. n. pag. <i>Salem Online</i>. Web. 13 Dec. 2016. &lt;http://online.salempress.com&gt;.

This is the school Shakespeare went to

Shakespeare learned most of his grammar in school

"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. 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. Whatever the veracity of Ben Jonson's famous comment that Shakespeare had "small Latine, and less Greeke," much of his work clearly depends on a knowledge of Roman comedy, ancient history, and classical mythology."

"William Shakespeare." <i>Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition</i> (2016): 1-4. <i>History Reference Center</i>. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

This is Shakespeare's family

Shakespeare came from a family of farmers.

"William Shakespeare was descended from tenant farmers and landed gentry. One of his grandfathers, Richard Shakespeare of Snitterfield, rented land from the other, Robert Arden of Wilmcote. Shakespeare’s father, John, moved to nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, became a prosperous shop owner (dealing in leather goods) and municipal office holder, and married his former landlord’s youngest daughter, Mary Arden. Thus Shakespeare the third of eight children, but the first to survive infancy was born into a solidly middle-class family in a provincial market town."

Branam, Harold. "William Shakespeare." <i>Great Lives from History: Renaissance &amp; Early Modern Era, 1454-1600</i>. Ed. Christina J. Moose. Hackensack: Salem, 2005. n. pag. <i>Salem Online</i>. Web. 13 Dec. 2016. &lt;http://online.salempress.com&gt;.

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