Thesis: Shakespeare was influenced by his early years, famous years and last years .
Quote#1: "After arriving in London, Shakespeare began an association with one of the city’s repertory theater companies. These companies consisted of a permanent cast of actors who presented a variety of plays week after week. The companies had aristocratic patrons, and the players were technically servants of the nobles who sponsored them."(Lander).
Commentary: His very first theater he performed in was a theater in London. Where he had a permanent cast and who presented all the time.I wonder when he first performed for Queen Elizabeth?
Quote#2:”From mid-1592 to 1594, London authorities frequently closed the theaters because of repeated outbreaks of plague. Without the income provided by acting and playwriting, Shakespeare turned to poetry. In 1593, Venus and Adonis became the first of Shakespeare’s works to be published.”(Lander).
Commentary: Shakespeare’s first poem was published by Richard Field who knew Shakespeare since he was child. Then after the theater reopened he returned to acting and playwriting.I wonder why didn't Shakespeare continue his career as a poet?
Quote#3:" William was born the third of eight children around April 23, 1564, in Stratford, a market town about one hundred miles north west London.His father, John, was a shopkeeper and a man of some importance in Stratford, serving at various times as justice of the peace and high bailiff."(Anderson).
Commentary: Shakespeare didn't really come from a wealthy family.So for him to become a big legacy is remarkable.Also, his father was important to the city because he was part of justice and peace.I wonder if shakes was looking at his father as a role model?
Quote#4:"At the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, who was eighteen years older than he was. Sometimes after the birth of their second and third children (twins), Shakespeare moved to London, apparently leaving his family in Stratford."(Anderson)
Commentary: Shakespeare married at a young age and wanted to continue his career as a playwright, poet,and actor.He sacrificed a lot because if he hadn't that he wouldn't be doing what loved.I wonder what would have happened if he stayed with his family?
Quote#5:" After a disagreement with the landlord, the company was forced to find new accommodations. Richard Burbage and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men dismantled The Theater and moved it across the River Thames to a new site in Southwark. There they used the old timbers to erect a new theater called the Globe Theater. The Globe could accommodate 3,000 spectators."(Lander).
Commentary: Shakespeare rented a place to perform which was called the theater. After a argument with the landlord they had to find somewhere else to perform. That's when Shakespeare came across the Globe theater.I wonder if Shakespeare would have still been as famous without the Globe theater?
Quote#6: "In 1609, a London publisher named Thomas Thorpe published a book called Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The volume contained more than 150 sonnets that Shakespeare had written over the years."(Lander).
Commentary: Shakespeare has written more than 150 sonnets.This achievement has influenced him a lot.I wonder if shakespeare always tried to exceed his limits?
Quote#7:"By the early 1590s, documents show William Shakespeare was a managing partner in the Lord Chamberlain's Men, an acting company in London. After the crowning of King James I, in 1603, the company changed its name to the King's Men. From all accounts, the King's Men company was very popular, and records show that Shakespeare had works published and sold as popular literature."(Lander).
Commentary: Shakespeare changes the name of his company to King's men when King James I was crowned. So, then the company became very popular. I wonder why the King's men company very popular?
Quotes#8:"It was in William Shakespeare's later period, after 1600, that he wrote the tragedies Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth. In these, Shakespeare's characters present vivid impressions of human temperament that are timeless and universal."(Biography).
Commentary: The things Shakespeare wrote where all stories tragic stories. For, example the Hamlet was all based on betrayal and moral failure.Although the stories were depressing they were very famous plays.I wonder why his last pieces of literature so depressing?
Quote#9:"Tradition has it that William Shakespeare died on his birthday, April 23, 1616, though many scholars believe this is a myth. Church records show he was interred at Trinity Church on April 25, 1616.In his will, he left the bulk of his possessions to his eldest daughter, Susanna."(Biography).
Commentary: Since Shakespeare was such a spectacular poet, playwright, and actor people spectate that he from where he says he is from. Shakespeare was a very talented poet and playwright that he made everyone think about him all the time.I wonder how Shakespeare became a famous poet,playwright, and actor when he lived in small town?
Quote#10:"About 150 years after his death, questions arose about the authorship of William Shakespeare's plays. Scholars and literary critics began to float names like Christopher Marlowe, Edward de Vere and Francis Bacon—men of more known backgrounds, literary accreditation, or inspiration—as the true authors of the plays."(Biography).
Commentary: After, Shakespeare died there was many skeptics on how dhe became such a famous writer when he came from a small town. So no one really believed that he came from Stratford. I wonder how shakespeare learned all about literature when he didn’t come from a wealthy family
Anderson, Robert. Shakespeare and his theater: A perfect match. ?, pp. 778-80.
---. “Shakespeare and Theater: A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 700-80.
---. William Shakespeare’s life: A Genius from Stratford. ?, pp. 776-77.
Biography.com Editors. “William Shakespeare Biography.” The Biography.com website, A&E Television Networks, www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323. Accessed 10 Dec. 2016.