Shakespeare Zachary Bensema Period 4 How did shakespeare impact the world through his personal life, acting, and writing?

Personal Life

Quote #1: "Soon after, in 1597, the 33-year-old playwright, who was by that time the talk of London, was drawn back to his roots in Stratford-upon-Avon, the small market townabout 100 miles northwest of London, where he was born" (Ravilous 3).

Commentary #1: The writer wanted to go back to where he was born.

Quote #2: "Following the success of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream the previous year, his only son, Hamnet, died at the age of 11" (Ravilious 1).

Commentary #2: This made Shakespeare put his sadness in to the play when the king figured out that his daughter died.

Quote #3: "We know that William was born the third of eight children around April 23, 1564, in Stratford, a market town about one hundred miles northwest of London" (Anderson 1).

Commentary #3 This shows were he was born and what year he born. He was one of 8 siblings.


Quote #1 "Shakespeare has so saturated modern culture that many people who have never read a line of his work or seen one of his plays performed can identify lines and passages as his" (Lander 2)

Commentary #1 This shows how if someone were to see one of his plays they would no he made it

Quote #2 " ... 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 1).

Commentary #2 This shows that Shakespeare the world’s greatest dramatist for his time and many people looked up to him wen it cums to acting

Quote #3 "It is important that we understand Shakespeare's theater because it influenced how he wrote his plays" (Anderson 1).

Commentary #3 This means that if you do not now the history of the globe theater you will have trouble understanding what his works.


Quote #1 "Both were giants; both were original and individual in the highest sense of the words; both were leagues ahead of their contemporaries, not merely as regards the matter of their message but also in respect of the terms of its delivery" (Henley 2).

Commentary #1 Shakespeare's plays were unique and so beyond expectations.

Quote #2 "Shakespeare ... faculty of quickening speculation and compelling the minds of men to combat and discussion" (Henley 2).

Commentary #2 The plays he wrote made it so people argued about the plays and what they meant.

Quote #3 "He is the most famous writer in the world but he left us no journals or no letters- he left us only poems and his plays" (Anderson 1).

Commentary #3 This show that no one knew about him as a person only as an actor or a play writer.

Quote #4 "This was the theater for which Shakespeare wrote most of his plays. In his play Henry V, Shakespeare called his theater a "wooden O" (Anderson 3-4).

Commentary #4 This show that Shakespeare's plays revolved around the theater and he got most of his ideas from the theater and that he first called his theater the wooden O.

Work Sited

Henley, W. E. “Shakespeare,” Views and Reviews, 1890, pp. 101–03. Quoted as “Shakespeare” in Heims, Neil, ed. William Shakespeare, Bloom’s Classic Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.

RAVILIOUS, KATE. “The Bard At Home.” Archaeology 69.4 (2016): 44-47. History Reference Center. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

“Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Introductory Course, by Robert Anderson, California standards ed., Austin, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

“William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius from Stratford.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Introductory Course, by Robert Anderson, California standards ed., Austin, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.


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