The Life of Shakespeare Hailey Dale Period 4

Shakespeare made an impact on the world throughout his early life, middle age, and theater life.

1) "No one knows for certain how Shakespeare first started his career in the theatre, although several London players would visit Stratford regularly, and so, sometime between 1585 and 1592, it is probable that young Shakespeare could have been recruited by the Leicester's or Queen's Men. Whether an acting troupe recruited Shakespeare in his hometown or he was forced on his own to travel to London to begin his career, he was nevertheless an established actor in the great city by the end of 1592. In this year came the first reference to Shakespeare in the world of the theatre"(Mabillard, Amanda 9)

Commentary-Shakespeare was discovered by Leicester's or Queen's Men. He was recruited as an actor and began his career there and it just kept on progressing from there.

2)"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" (William).

Commentary-He attended grammar school at the age of 6 or 7. After he graduated, some say at the age of 15 he did his own thing for a while.

3)"Shakespeare probably began his education at the age of six or seven at the Stratford grammar school, which is still standing only a short distance from his house on Henley Street and is in the care of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Although we have no record of Shakespeare it seems likely that he would have decided to educate young William at the school which was under the care of Stratford's governing body. The Stratford grammar school had been built some two hundred years before Shakespeare was born and in that time the lessons taught there were, of course, dictated primarily by the beliefs of the reigning monarch" (Mabillard Page 8).

Commentary-William Shakespeare was and still is one of the most known playwrighter and poet. Much of his language that he made then isnow used in our society.

4)'William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor. Many people regard him as the world's greatest dramatist and the finest poet England has ever produced' (Lander, Jesse M).

Commentary-William Shakespeare was and still is one of the most known playwriter and poet. Much of his language that he made then is now used in our society.

5)"On November 27, 1582, Shakespeare received a license to marry Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a local farmer. The two families knew each other, but the details of relationship between Williamm and Anne have been a source of speculation. At the age of 18, William was young to marry, while Anne at 26 was of normal marrying age. The marriage appears to have been hurried, and the birth of their first child, Susanna, in May 1853 came only six months after marriage. Some scholars have suggested the William may have been forced to marry Anne because she was pregnant. However, birth and marriage records indicated that many women in England at the time were already pregnant before they married, and so Shakespeare's marriage was not unusual. Early 1585, Anne gave birth to twins, Judith and Hamnet" (Lander, Jesse M).

Commentary-Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who was an older, women and they had 3 kids with her. One was Susanna and the other two kids are twins, Judith and Hamnet.

6)"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" (William).

Commentary-He attended grammar school at the age of about 6 or 7. After he graduated, some say at the age of 15 he did his own thing for a while.

7)"By 1592, there is evidence William Shakespeare earned a living as an actor and a playwright in London and possibly had several plays produced. The September 20, 2592 edition of the Stationers' Register (a guild publication) includes an article by London playwright Robert Greene that takes a few jabs at William Shakespeare: "There is an upstart Crow, beaurified with our feathers, that with his Tiger's heart wrapped in a Player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombat out a blank verse as the best of you: and being an absolute Johannes factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country," Greene wrote of Shakespeare"(Biography.com Editors 2).

Commentary-Shakespeare was a hardworking man and had several of his plays produced already in his young age he started off small but worked his way to the top of the status to become a very successful man.

8)"What seems to be true is that William Shakespeare was a respected man of the dramatic arts who wrote plays and acted in some in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. But his reputation as a dramatic genius wasn't recognized until the 19th century. Beginning with the Romantic period of the early 1800s and continuing through the Victorian period, acclaim and reverence for William Shakespeare and his work reached its height. In the 20th century, new movements in scholarship and performance have rediscovered and adopted his works" (Biography.com Editors).

Commentary-Shakespeare became a very well respected man as he became more known in his society and reached many of his goals. He made many creative strategies and funny stories.

9)"At some point after his marriage, and probably after the birth of his children, Shakespeare must have made his wasy to London and joined the theatrical world there. Little is known for certain about how this happened, but it is thought that Shakespeare might have first worked as a minor actor in one of London's theater companies before making his name as a playwright' (Baker 5).

Commentary-Nobody really knows how Shakespeare got into the career of playwright of acting, But we do know is that he started off from small parts too being one of the greatest and most known in history.

10)"Then follows the great period of Shakespeare's creative life. Between 1599 and 1606, he produced a series of masterpieces, including the great tragedies Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Coriolanus, and Antony and Cleopatra, as well as "problem plays" or "bitter comedies" such as All's Well That End's Well, Troilus and Cressida, and measure for Measure, It was a flowering of genius perhaps unmatched in literary history" (Baker 7).

Commentary-There was a time in Shakespeare's life when he was creative. In 1599-1606 he created all his well known tragedies today we know in our society still.

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