Shakespeare By: amanda Bustamante p:3

Shakespeare was a great influence on literature, his masterpieces made him who he was as an actor, poet, and playwright, and gave him credit for his genius.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare And His 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. 778-80.

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Lander, Jesse M. Shakespeare, William. [2016]. Shakespeare, William.

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Actor

"Shakespeare called his theater the wooden O. It was a large, round (or polygonal) building, three stories high, with a large platform stage that projected from one end into a yard open to the sky" (Skakespeare 778).

Commentary: The Globe Theater is were Shakespeare's plays were performed and where he performed as well.

"Shakespeare has had enormous influence on culture throughout the world. His work has also had an important effect on the literary cultures of such countries such Germany and Russia" (Lander 5).

Commentary: Shakespeare as an actor influenced not only the are around his, but other countries as well.

"We know that several years later, by 1592, Shakespeare had already become an actor and a playwright. By 1594, he was a charter member of the theatrical company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men" (Anderson 777).

Commentary: The Lord Chamberlain's Men is the theatrical company that Shakespeare performed for and began his acting career at.

Poet

"Shakespeare used language of startling originality to portray many-sided characters and tell fascinating stories" (Lander 4).

Commentary: This piece of evidence shows how Shakespeare created such memorable poetry and plays.

"From mid 1592 to 1594, London authorities frequently closed the theaters because of repeated outbreaks of plague. Without the income provided by acting, and play wrighting, he turned to poetry" (Lander)

Commentary: This piece of evidence shows why Shakespeare gained his love and interest for poetry.

"Shakespeare took the theater of his time, and he used it brilliantly" (Anderson 778).

Commentary: Shakespeare took what little resources he had and created masterpieces.

Playwright

"Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe" (Seidel)

Commentary: Many of Shakespeare's plays were popular enough to be performed in the globe theater.

"Shakespeare had written thirty-seven plays, including such masterpieces as Julius Ceasar, Hamlet Othello, Kind Lear, and Macbeth" (Anderson 777).

Commentary: Shakespeare made masterpieces that eventually would become his legacy.

"Romeo and Juliet was probably among the early plays that Shakespeare wrote, between 1594 and 1595" (Anderson 777).

Commentary: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is still a popular play that is selected for literature projects in our society because of it's powerful meaning.

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