William Shakespeare Jonte' Caruso Period 1

William Shakespeare was a profoundly talented man, he accomplished so much in the space time of his life. His accomplishments are found through his life, his early career, and his fame.

Shakespeare's life

A Roman Catholic Church

Quote #1: “"The Ardens were Roman Catholics. Mary may also have been a Catholic, but the Shakespeares publicly belonged to the Church of England, the state church " (Lander).

Commentary: Having a religious background can help you take the hard steps in life. So William being a religious man is a good thing because it had an impact on every move he made.

Quote#2: "The age of 7, William probably attended the Stratford grammar school with other boys of his social class...Young Shakespeare may have read such outstanding Roman authors as Cicero, Ovid, Plautus, Seneca, Terence, and Virgil “ (Lander).

Commentary: In my opinion, William got some of the most finest education at the time. however, I don't like the physical punishment they would give for disobeying the rules. But I also think William already knew what he wanted to d at such a young age, which is very astonishing to me.

Quote#3: "The marriage appears to have been hurried, and the birth of their first child, Susanna, in May 1583 came only six months after marriage. Some scholars have suggested that William may have been forced to marry Anne because she was pregnant...Early in 1585, Anne gave birth to two twins, Judith and Hamlet " (Lander).

Commentary: I think they got married so quickly was because before they had been married they were already seeing each other. Then Anne got pregnant and so they got married, that would explain why she gave birth six months after they married.

Early LIfe

A Scene From Romeo And Juliet

Quote#4: "English playwright, poet, and actor" (Lander).

Commentary: In my opinion he has set some pretty aspiring goals, which are amazing, But I also feel like he is still inspiring people in today's society.

Quote#5: "Shakespeare’s position as sharer allowed him to achieve a level of financial success unmatched by other dramatists of the age, many of whom lived in poverty...After 1594, Shakespeare maintained a relationship with a single company"(Lander).

Commentary: In my opinion it seems like he set out specific goals and stuck with them until he accomplished them, which Is a great mindset to have because not everyone has it that type of thinking.

Quote#6: "By 1592, there is evidence William Shakespeare earned a living as an actor and a playwright in London and possibly had several plays produced" (biograpghy.com).

Commentary: I think he made a smart move starting small then working his way up to the top because once you start and you have specific goals in mind there is no stopping. That's what I admire about him.

Quote#7: "From mid-1592 to 1594, London authorities frequently closed the theaters because of repeated outbreaks of plague. Without the income provided by acting and playwriting, Shakespeare turned to poetry" (Lander).

Commentary: I think its good to switch things up whatever the cause may be. But when you do switch its allows you to see your weakness and strengths, so you know what not to do for future reference.

His Fame

Globe Theatre

Quote#8: "Globe Theatre was an early open-air English theater in London. Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe"(Seidel).

Commentary: I think having Williams plays presented there was a great way of exposure. And it must be very exciting to see your work on stage.

Qoute#9: " In 1559, Burbage's theater was torn down and its timbers were used by Shakespeare's company to build the Globe Theater" (Anderson 778).

Commentary: William used his company's wealth as an advantage to further him in his career. The Globe Theatre is still being used to this day, this shows the impact he had on the entertainment of today.

Quote #10: "He issued a royal license to Shakespeare and his fellow players, which allowed the company to call itself the King’s Men" (Lander).

Commentary: This quote is explaining how William got the name of the company. It was given to him by the King, Therefore The Kings Men.

Quote#11: "Most critics agree that Shakespeare shows the influence of the classical poets in this sonnet. In particular, he appears to allude to quotations from the Latin poets Horace and Ovid, who were familiar to many readers of his day and who had grandly proclaimed the immortality of their own poetry as "monuments" against time" (Siedel).

Commentary: I think William has an amazing mindset who doesn't tear others down so he can be on top. I mean he showed the influence of others he looked up to in the work he did, and everyone who read it could see it as well.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. "Shakespeare and His Theatre: A Perfect Match." 3rd Course, third ed., Austin, Texas, Holt, Rineheart and Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

"William Shakespeare Biography." biography.com, by Biography.com Editors. The Biography.com website, www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323.

Lander, Jesse M. world book advanced. World Book Advanced, www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar504520&st=shakespeare#tab=homepage.

Seidel, Michael. "Globe Theatre." world book advanced, by Seidel. World Book Advanced, www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar226380&st=shakespeare+globe+theatre#tab=homepage.

---. "Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments(Sonnet 55)." world book advanced. World Book Advanced, www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar749768&st=shakespeare+poems#tab=homepage.

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