Thesis: Shakespeare influenced the world through his Early, Middle, and Late life.
Quote # 1:"Shakespeare’s parents belonged to what today would be called the middle class. John Shakespeare, William’s father, was a glove maker who owned a shop in the town of Stratford-Upon-Avon" (Lander 2).
Commentary:This quote to me shows how he grew up in Stratford with his parents into a middle class. His dad a glove maker who own a shop in avon and shakespeare was a respectable man in the town.
Quote # 2:"By 1569, traveling companies of professional actors were performing in Stratford. Stratford also held two large fairs each year, which attracted numerous visitors from other counties. For young Shakespeare, Stratford could thus have been an exciting place to live" (Lander 2).
Commentary:In my own words this means that when he was a boy, he got to see these people perform, Also it attracted many people from other countries. Also this makes sense because this could have influenced shakespeare into writing plays.
Quote # 3:"William Shakespeare was born in the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, the third of eight children. The register of Holy Trinity, the parish church in Stratford, records his baptism on April 26. According to the custom at that time, infants were baptized about three days after their birth. Therefore, the generally accepted date for Shakespeare’s birth is April 23" (Lander 4).
Commentary:This all makes sense because it talk about what child he was in the family. It also talks about where he was baptized in the church and in what year he was to. One more thing is that it says when he was born like the year and the date.
Quote # 4:"In 1594 Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the company that later became the King's Men, which were funded under king James himself" ("william"3).
Commentary:This shows his middle life because its talking about what he did as he was older and getting into the theater life. The quote makes sense because it talk about how he joined the actors and found a passion in writing plays but, also said with the group his whole writing life.
Quote # 5:"At the age of eighteen ,he married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years older than he was was. Sometime after birth of their second and third children( they had twins) shakespeare moved to London leaving his family in stratford." (kate 2).
Commentary:This makes sense because it talking about during the middle of his life what happened . Also it talked about who he married and how many kids he had. One more thing it talk about where he moved after stratford. Yes i did get it all because i talked about what happen during the middle of his life who he married and such.
Quote # 6:"Romeo and Juliet was problem among the early plays the Shakespeare wrote between 1594 and 1596. In 1612 he returned to stratford to live the life of a prosperous retired gentleman by that time shakespeare had wrote thirty-seven plays" ( Anderson 2).
Commentary:This makes sense because after lots of plays that shakespeare wrote and directed. He finally retired to be with his family in 1612. It is all there because it talks about what happened after he wrote all his plays.
Quote # 7:"Henry V is a five-act historical play by the English dramatist William Shakespeare. Its full title is King Henry V. It was written and performed in 1599, possibly the first Shakespeare play staged at the Globe Theater" (Seidel 4).
Commentary:Yes I understand this because it talks about where he performed the play and what it was about. Also it talks about what title it was call "Henry V". Looking back at the quote it does make sense because it say what the play's title was and where it was presented.
Quote # 8"Henry V received four Academy Award nominations, including best picture and best actor for Olivier. He also received a special Academy Award for outstanding achievement as an actor, producer, and director of the film" (michael 4).
Commentary: I understand this because it talks about how later his play(turned into a video) got an academy award for best actor, and best picture. Also it received an academy award for best actor,producer,and director. Looking at the quote I did get it all because it talks about shakespeare's late life.
Quote # 9:"His feelings may well have been a reaction to the fact that, in 1603, there was an outbreak of plague in London that closed all the theaters for a time. Shakespeare must also have been worried when, in the following year, his patron, the Earl of Southampton, was imprisoned briefly on suspicion of treason, by the authorities of King James I" (Sidel 4).
Commentary:This makes sense to be because it is in his later life talking about how there was a plague and it shut down the theater. But then one of his patrons got thrown in jail because of suspected treason by king james I. This fits the quote because it's saying what happened later in his life.
Quote # 10:"Critics have classed it with Measure for Measure As one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" because it does not seem to fit neatly into any recognized dramatic category. It belongs to the third period of Shakespeare's career as a playwright, when he wrote his great tragedies, including King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello" (Sidel 2).
Commentary:In my words this says during his darker ages he started writing about plays that was sad and dramatic. Also he wrote about the great tragedies plays like king lear, hamlet,ext. The quote is all there because it all talks about what was going on in his late life and why he wrote those plays.
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