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Shakespeare influenced the world during his early, middle, and late life. Shakespeare also influenced the theater through audience participation, poetry, and plays.

Audience participation:


"Scripts had to be strong and attention grabbing to keep such an audience quiet, and the violence in many of Shakespeare's plays appealed to Western audiences, just as it had to audiences in Elizabethan times"(Hogeboom).

Commentary: Shakespeare was seen as a reference point to those in the theater world who needed to finds ways to grab audiences attention. He also showed people that adding violence in plays makes them more eye catching.

Explanation: Shakespeare's written plays grabbed audiences attention.


"career as a playwright, when he wrote his great tragedies, including King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello. Shakespeare apparently was preoccupied with the tragic side of human existence at this time. 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"(William)

Commentary: Shakespeare opened doors for new genres that are known as dramatic comedies. Shakespeare wrote his plays in a way where the audience could relate which is why his tragedies were so popular.

Explanation: Shakespeare's plays were a new kind of dark humor that made his in particular stand out to audiences. He took real life events and turned them into a plays with dark meanings and views.Shakespeare's plays were a new kind of dark humor that made his in particular stand out to audiences. He took real life events and turned them into a plays with dark meanings and views.


"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"(William).

Commentary: Shakespeare influenced people as a learning experience.A lot of people would not have learned anything about poetry without Shakespeare.

Explanation: People learn from Shakespeare and use him as a idol in the world of theater and poetry.



"William attended grammar school, where he studied Latin grammar, Latin literature, and further formal education" (Anderson 776-777).

Commentary: Shakespeare showed people that becoming a great writer takes literature courses and grammar schools. He showed people the path to take to become a successful writer.

Explanation: He took many courses to perfect his grammar which became valued skills that later on helped him in his writing career.


" several years later, by 1592, Shakespeare had already become an actor and an actor and playwright" (Anderson 777)

Commentary: At an early age Shakespeare already had his career taking off. Which showed people to not wait for their careers to take off but start as early as possible.

Explanation: At an early age Shakespeare had already begun his career as a playwright and actor


"The British playwright Harley Granville-Barker wrote an influential series called The Prefaces to Shakespeare (1927-1945)..." (Lander).

Commentary: After Shakespeare's poetry he influenced people to write their own pieces on him. One individual who was inspired by Shakespeare was Harley Granville baker.

Explanation: Even after Shakespeare's death he still inspires individuals to do pieces on his poetry pieces.


"In 1594 Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the company that later became the King's Men under James I. Until the end of his London career Shakespeare remained with the company"

Commentary: In Shakespeare middle life he acted in plays that would later on be apart of his legacy. Shakespeare left a the king's men company as a part in history.

Explanation: Shakespeare was very good at poetry and grammar in general which gave him advantages of becoming apart of a company sooner than others.



"Royal Shakespeare Company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the plays of William Shakespeare "(William)

Commentary: In Shakespeare's honor people create organization just for Shakespeare's plays. The world views Shakespeare's plays as a amazing piece of art and builds theaters for the plays so others can see.

Explanation: One of many organizations have build theater for only Shakespeare"s plays in his honor.


"Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems. His works have been translated into a remarkable number of languages, and his plays are performed throughout the world. His plays have been a vital part of the theater in the Western world since they were written about 400 years ago"(Lander)

Commentary: Shakespeare had done a lot during his lifetime and has impact theater and poetry. His plays are a huge part of western theater and other places around the world.

Explanation: Shakespeare has done many remarkable things and they have changed the way people view theater.


"Shakespeare's plays are stilled produced all over the world... one critic estimated that if Shakespeare were alive, he would be receiving $25,000 a week in royalties for a production of Othello alone" (Anderson 777).

Commentary: Shakespeare's plays were much loved by people. Shakespeare would receive about 25 grand for one production.

Explanation:Shakespeare's plays are loved by most people around the world which would give him fortunes today.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare’s life.” 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.

Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, Q2 2016, p. 1, 4p, Reading Level (Lexile): 1370

Columbia electronic encyclopedia. Ebsco host. “William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

Hodgeboom, Willard L. Ebsco host. History Reference Center. Hogeboom, Willard L. “William Shakespeare Went West, Or At Least His Plays Did, And The Bard Was A Hit On The Frontier.” Wild West 13.6 (2001): 60. History Reference Center. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

Landed, Jesse M. world book. World Book Online Reference Center. Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.

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

“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.

world book. World Book Advanced. “All’s Well That Ends Well.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.


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