Shakespeare's Life Vannesa banuelos p.1

Thesis: Shakespeare influenced the world through his plays, influence on Modern English, and his contribution to The Globe Theatre.

Early life

"William Shakespeare was born on April 23,1564, in the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the third of eight children" (Lander).

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 23, 1564.

"Stratford-upon-Avon is a quiet English market town famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It is one of the oldest towns in England. It lies in the green valley of the River Avon" (Mounfield).

He grew up in a small quiet town called Stratford-upon-Avon. It is located in the green valley of River Avon.

"Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon in England ... Shakespeare probably went to the Stratford Grammar School. Since his father was an alderman, his tuition would have been waived ... in 1709, he was withdrawn from school in 1578, in order to work, when his father's fortunes began to slide" (Bloom).

He was baptized in Statford-on-Avon in 1564. He went to Grammar school possibly. He had to withdraw school in order to work in 1578.

Middle life

"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 ... In 1596 he obtained a coat of arms, and by 1597 he was prosperous enough to buy New Place in Stratford, which later was the home of his retirement years" (Shakespeare).

In 1594 he became an actor and playwright. In 1597 he claimed New Place, which he retired at later on.

"When the theaters were reopened, it was on a different world from the one for which Shakespeare had written. One significant change was that women were permitted on the stage and men no longer took women's parts" (Baker).

Women were now allowed to do the women parts, other than just men playing women.

"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 ... Shakespeare owned a modest percentage of the theater and its operations" (Seidel).

The Globe Theatre was where Shakespeare put on mostly all his plays. He helped with the construction with the two brothers after their father died.

"It seems likely that Shakespeare in middle life underwent at least two nervous crises that shook his work to its heart ... From the exquisite temper of the great comedies, even of Caesar, we proceed in Hamlet to the torture of outrage--an outrage of incest and of a murdered father, brother--murdered" (Berryman).

In his middle life, it seems as if he had a nervous crises that affected his work.

Late life

"It is thought that by about 1610, Shakespeare was spending a good deal more time in Stratford than in London. In 1611, he and others were preoccupied with defending their Stratford properties in the Court of Chancery against other claimants" (Heims).

Shakespeare was spending time in Stratford that in London. Him and others were spending time defending their properties.

"As many as one in ten of the common phrases such as 'vanish into thin air' and 'fight fire with fire' are what we use every day are most likely the work of The Bard ... Some of Shakespeare's phrases have been used for the title of other works such as 'Brave New World' and 'The Winter Of Our Discontent' and even the very recent hit novel, 'The Fault In Our Stars' " (Shakespeare).

Shakespeare's phrases will forever be used in our vocabulary. It is a very important part of our language and daily life.

"Shakespeare died at the age of 52. His plays continue to be performed, studied, and appropriated worldwide, and he is credited with introducing 300 words and dozens of well-known phrases into the English language ... Now excavations at the site of New Place are helping to provide an intimate picture of his life—both as celebrated entertainer and grieving father— including where and how he may have spent his later years" (Ravilious).

Shakespeare is a memorable entertainer and will be remembered by his plays and poems.

Works Cited

Baker, William. “Shakespeare, William.” In Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack, eds. The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2012. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc.

Berryman, John. “The Crisis.” American Poetry Review. Jan./Feb. 1999: 11-18. SIRS Renaissance. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.

Bloom, Harold, ed. “Shakespeare, William.” Romeo and Juliet, New Edition, Bloom’s Guides. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc.

Heims, Neil. “How to Write about Shakespeare’s Histories.” Bloom, Harold, ed. Bloom’s How to Write about Shakespeare’s Histories. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2011. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

Mounfield, Peter R. “Stratford-upon-Avon.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

RAVILIOUS, KATE. “The Bard At Home.” Archaeology 69.4 (2016): 44-47. History Reference Center. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.

Seidel, Michael. “Globe Theatre.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

Shakespeare: The Legacy . Films Media Group, 2016,

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

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