Quote 1: "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. Through the years, most serious actors and actresses have considered the major roles of Shakespeare to be the supreme test of their art."
Commentary 1: Shakespeare had a huge impact on the world in many ways. He had written over thirty eight plays. Taught many new languages in his shows, and his shows were performed all over the world and still continue too. Shakespeare had written his shows over four hundred years ago and they still continue to be done and produced for entertainment. This just goes to show how much people loved his shows.
Quote 2: "Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), was an English playwright, poet, and actor. Many people regard him as the world’s greatest dramatist and the finest poet England has ever produced."
Commentary 2: Shakespeare was a very well skilled play writer as he went to grammar school prior to becoming a play writer. Many people use the skills and ideas he had come up with when they write pr direct shows because Shakespeare was basically the start to theater really becoming a thing. Shakespeare and his shows had a huge impact on the world and especially in the theater world because his shows had valuable life lessons in them as well as he had many ideas in constructing writing and putting on a show. Many people know his sows and kept learning the old English language because of his shows. He had a huge impact in the theater world as well as the normal world himself. He was a huge icon and still is, spreading his love and knowledge for theater around the world.
Quote 3: "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. Through the years, most serious actors and actresses have considered the major roles of Shakespeare to be the supreme test of their art."
Commentary 3: Shakespeare had a huge impact on the world in many ways. He had written over thirty eight plays. Taught many new languages in his shows, and his shows were performed all over the world and still continue too. Shakespeare had written his shows over four hundred years ago and they still continue to be done and produced for entertainment. This just goes to show how much people loved his shows.
Quote 4: "Little is known about the Globe's design except what can be learned from maps and evidence from the plays presented there. The Globe was round or polygonal on the outside and probably round on the inside. The theater may have held as many as 3,000 spectators. Its stage occupied the open-air space, with a pit in front for standing viewers. The stage was surrounded by several levels of seating. In 1613, the Globe burned down. It was rebuilt on the same foundation and reopened in 1614. The Globe was shut down in 1642 and torn down in 1644. A reconstruction of the theater was completed 200 yards (183 meters) from the original site in 1996, and it officially opened in 1997."
Commentary 4: Shakespeare had many ways of building a theater and he helped many people with ways of building a theater. He had an impact on how to build a theater and all the ways and structures he put into his theater. Shakespeare put a lot of thinking into the way he built his theater. He thought of many things like how the theater could be round so everyone could see and it could hold more people and how the stage was set up having a evenly proportional way of setting it up. This had a huge impact on today's theaters and how they are built because if you go to some theaters you'll notice how they are rounded so everyone can see as well as how the audience chairs move up so the people in front you can see the stage.
Quote 5: "Shakespeare's plays are still produced all over the world. During a Broadway season in the 1980's, one critic estimated that if Shakespeare were alive, he would be receiving $25,000 a week in royalties for a production of Orthoello alone."
Commentary 5: Shakespeare's shows are extremely well populated and known all over the world. His work is so phenomenal and well known around the world. His shows continue to be re done over and over because of how much of an impact they have.
Quote 6: "The last suggestion is given some credence by the academic style of his early plays; The Comedy of Errors, for example, is an adaptation of two plays by Plautus."
Commentary 6: shakespeare started doing shows after his education in grammar school. He learned many things in doing shows, he then fell in love with doing them and started to write them himself. He has an impact on the world in theater and literature through his shows. His shows show a lot of meaning with the elements and symbolism show through out them.
Quote 7: "The Taming of the Shrew,The Two Gentlemen of Verona,Love's Labour's Lost, and Romeo and Juliet. Some of the comedies of this early period are classical imitations with a strong element of farce. The two tragedies, Titus Andronicus and Romeo and Juliet, were both popular in Shakespeare's own lifetime. In Romeo and Juliet the main plot, in which the new love between Romeo and Juliet comes into conflict with the longstanding hatred between their families, is skillfully advanced, while the substantial development of minor characters supports and enriches it."
Commentary 7: This quote shows how his shows not only made a huge impact on theater but because of the way he wrote his shows, it shows symbolism and morals and life lessons that people don't always realize or understand.Shakespeare's shows had huge life lessons in them and things that we don't always think about. He helped people understand things better when they saw his shows. His shows such as Romeo and Juliet, shows how love can be so strong and people have to sacrifice and make compromises in relationships
Quote 8: "Appeal and Influence Since his death Shakespeare's plays have been almost continually performed, in non-English-speaking nations as well as those where English is the native tongue; they are quoted more than the works of any other single author. The plays have been subject to ongoing examination and evaluation by critics attempting to explain their perennial appeal, which does not appear to derive from any set of profound or explicitly formulated ideas. Indeed, Shakespearehas sometimes been criticized for not consistently holding to any particular philosophy, religion, or ideology; for example, the subplot of A Midsummer Night's Dream includes a burlesque of the kind of tragic love that he idealizes in Romeo and Juliet."
Commentary 8: this quote shows the impact of Shakespeare's shows. Not only did he write show's back when the old English took place but because his show were so life changing people kept re doing his shows with the old English and because of this he has spread his voice around the world for the past 100 of years. Shakespeare's shows were so fantastic with all of the life lessons people have been doing then forever now. The old enlgish has been continued to be taught and learned because of him
Quote 9: "But costumes were often elaborate, and the stage might have been hung with colorful banners and trappings."
Commentary 9: The quote means and shows how Shakespeare brought costumes and set pieces to his show to bring it more to life and help the audience understand the show better. Set pieces and other things to make the scene make sense based on when and where the scene took place. In today's theater we use set peices, costumes, lighting and makeup to make the show more interesting and help the actors understand the show as well as the audience members. Shakespeare used the same technique but in moderations.
Quote 10: 'We can see that this stage, with it;s few sets and many acting areas-forstage, inner stage, and upper stage-made for a theater of great fluidity. That is, scene could follow scene with almost cinematic ease."
Commentary 10: Shakespear made his theater flow very nicely so that no matter where you were in the theater you had somewhat of a good veiw of the show. Back then the stage would be build on a slant so that the audience could see the people upstage. Now instead of the stage moving up the audience normally does. This is one of the few things that we have caught on to designing a theater to fit the audience needs. Theaters are also often build in a curve to the rows. This is so that they can see the full stage without other audience members in the way. The quote shows how Shakespeare set up the stage, using the inner, back, and front of the stage.
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