Shakespeare Thesis: Everything that happened between the birth and death of Shakespeare. His life and things he did.

Title:

The Life of Shakespeare

Direct Quote:

"The plays of Shakespeare's first period have much in common, though they consist of comedies, histories, and a tragedy. The plots of these plays tend to follow their sources more closely than do the plots of Shakespeare’s later works. The plots also tend to consist of a series of loosely related episodes, rather than a tightly integrated dramatic structure. In addition, the plays generally emphasize events more than the portrayal of character"(Lander).

My Ideas:

The plays Shakespeare wrote mostly emphasized the events more than the actual characters. Also not every story he has wrote is a love story.

Title:

the globe theater

Direct Quote:

"Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe. The brothers Cuthbert and Richard Burbage constructed the theater in 1599 from the timbers of London's first playhouse, called The Theatre."(Seidel).

My Ideas:

I think its cool how the globe is an outside theater. And that they know who built the theater.

Subtopic

Title:

The Elizabethan Age

Direct Quote:

"Elizabethan Age, or Elizabethan Era, was a period of English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, from 1558 to 1603. Elizabeth was a strong ruler who gained the loyalty and admiration of her subjects. The Elizabethan Age is sometimes called the Golden Age, because it was a time of great achievement in England."(Bumgardner).

My Ideas:

The era of Queen Elizabeth was when Shakespeare made much of his plays. And when the golden age was other known as the Elizabethan age.

Topic

Title:

life of william shakespeare

Direct Quote:

"In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. They had three children: Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585. Nothing is known of the period between the birth of the twins and Shakespeare's emergence as a playwright in London"(c.e.e).

My Ideas:

I find it weird how much the world doesn't know about Shakespeare, no one knows what happened between the birth of his twins and his playwright.

Title:

the globe theater 2

Direct Quote:

"17th-century London theatre, octagonal and open to the sky, near Bankside, Southwark, where many of Shakespeare's plays were performed by Richard Burbage and his company. It was burned down in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and pulled down in 1644"(Hutchinson).

My Ideas:

Its crazy to think how long ago the Globe was made. And how fast they rebuilt it after it burned down.

Title:

Shakespeare 3

Direct Quote:

"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"(Rubenstein).

My Ideas:

I think that this sentence is cool, because it shows how much historians don't know about Shakespeare himself. I personally find it very interesting.

Title:

Elizabethan era

Direct Quote:

"Like contemporary Britain, late Elizabethan England was subject to an existential threat: a foreign, non-territorial power embodying a militant ideology challenged the legitimacy of the state and its allies overseas. In order to overturn this state, devotees of the ideology within the country traveled overseas to receive training and then returned to carry out subversion"(Sowden).

My Ideas:

This shows just how tough the times were when Shakespeare was alive and writing. There was numerous threats from many countries, because England was such a power house and Queen Elizabeth III.

Title:

the globe and who helped.

Direct Quote:

"Burbage, Richard (bûr′bĭj), 1567?–1619, first great English actor. The leading tragedian of the Chamberlain's Men, he originated the title roles in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Lear, Othello, and Richard III. He may also have appeared in many of the first productions of plays by Thomas Kyd, Beaumont and Fletcher, Ben Jonson, and John Webster. By contemporary standards, his acting style was considered realistic. Burbage's father, James Burbage, had built the first permanent theater in London in 1576, called the Theatre"

My Ideas:

I think its interesting that the Burbage family directly impacted the Globe, they helped Shakespeare grow the globe and Richards father built it himself. Richard starred in many of Shakespeare's plays.

Title:

Shakespeare's mystery

Direct Quote:

"Several theories have emerged to explain Shakespeare's activities during this seven-year period. Some have suggested that he was caught poaching on the property of the local justice of the peace, Sir Thomas Lucy. In order to avoid punishment, he fled to London where he somehow found a career in theater"(Forster).

Topic

Title:

the globe 3

Direct Quote:

"It's hard now to imagine a time when no one was convinced Shakespeare's Globe Theater would work. Actor Sam Wanamaker found it almost impossible to raise enough cash to build what the snootier members of the arts world thought would be a horrible Disney-esque pastiche and the tourist executives thought would be too highbrow to tempt the hordes. Both were wrong, of course, and the Globe is one of London's most respected theaters, attracting visitors and serious art lovers alike"

My Ideas:

Its funny of how many people thought it was impossible to build it, but shakespeare just said whatever to it. And had people build it.

Credits:

Created with images by Reading Tom - "The Globe Theatre" • tonynetone - "William Shakespeare" • D-Stanley - "Shakespeare`s Globe Theatre" • Rev Stan - "Queen Elizabeth I statue" • Peter Glyn - "Globe Theatre"

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