Shakespeare By jestin weier

Shakespeare and his theater, plays, and home.

Thesis: William Shakespeare was a brilliant writer and producer of plays and created a theater in his name.

Quote:

"An Irish rebellion and a worsening economy darkened the final years of Elizabeth's reign." (Bumgardner 7)

Commentary:

Times were harsh and things got out of hand.

Quote:

"Under Elizabeth, England advanced in many areas"(Bumbgardner 3)

Commentary;

Merchants formed a great trading company, the East India Company, in 1600. Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and other English adventurers explored the Caribbean region and the coasts of North and South America

Quote:

"In 1599, Burbage's theater was torn down and its timbers were used by Shakespeare and his company to build the Globe Theater. This was the theater in which Shakespeare wrote most of his plays."(Holt Textbook)

Commentary:

The Globe Theater was a very famous theater in the 1600's used by William Shakespeare.

Quote:

"Now more and more theaters are building 'thrust' stages, or arena stages."(Bumgardner 12)

Commentary:

In this type of theater, the audience sits on three or even four sides of the stage.

Quote:

"Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems."(Lander 2)

Commentary:

Shakespeare created many creative and clever works of art.

Quote:

"Shakespeare's London had grown from 120,000 inhabitants in 1550 to 200,000 by 1600. By 1650, London contained 375,000 people. this exceptional population growth is remarkable considering London's high mortality rate."(Lander 48) 

Commentary:

London became a very popular and famous place because many people knew of Shakespeare.

Quote:

"There has been a great variety of critical approach to Shakespeare's work since his death. During the 17th and 18th cent., Shakespeare was both admired and condemned. Since then, much of the adverse criticism has not been considered relevant, although certain issues have continued to interest critics throughout the years."(Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 17)

Commentary:

Many people love him, but many people despise him.

Quote:

"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."(Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 1)

Commentary:

Shakespeare was not raised by an extremely wealthy foundation.

Quote:

"He is the most famous writer in the world, but he left us no journals or letters--he left us only his poems and his plays."(Kylene 6)

Commentary:

William Shakespeare is arguably the most famous and skilled author to have lived.

Quote:

"Shakespeare's plays are still produced all over the world."(Kylene 12)

Commentary:

Many of Shakespeare's plays are still remade and reproduced everywhere across the world.

Quote:

"During Shakespeare's time, the English cared little about keeping biographical information unrelated to affairs of the church of state. In addition, play writing was not a highly regarded occupation, and so people saw little point in recording the lives of mere dramatists."(Lander 75)

Quote:

"Appeal and influence Since his death Shakespeare's plays have been almost continually performed, in non-English-speaking nations as well as those where English is the native tongue, they are quoted more than the works of any other single author."

Commentary:

He was so famous that he influenced many writers to use his plays.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. "Shakespeare And His Theater: A Perfect Match." Shakespeare And His Theater: A Perfect Match, by Anderson, pp. 778-80.

---. "William Shakesspeare's Life: A Genius From Stratford." Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart &Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.

Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

"William Shakespeare." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

Bumgardner, Jake. " Elizbethan Age." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016

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