THESIS: Shakespeare influenced the world through his early, middle, and late life.
Quote 1: "Shakespeare’s poems and plays show a love of nature and rural life" (Lander).
Commentary: This quote shows that Shakespeare's poems were full of detail there saying his poems were full of love and nature. The poems that he right would be inspiring to other people because it will show the nature and love people would like to feel.
Quote 2: "As the son of a municipal officer, the young Shakespeare was entitled to a free education in the town’s grammar school, which he probably entered around the age of seven. The school’s main subject was Latin studies, grammar and readings drilled into the schoolboys year after year" (Branam).
Commentary: This shows how interested Shakespeare was into writing and grammar school because he went to a school at the age of seven. Also about how he got a free education from his dad because he knew how much Shakespeare had a passion for writing.
Quote 3: "Shakespeare, as the son of a leading Stafford citizen, almost certainly attended Stafford grammar school. Like all such schools, its curriculum consisted of an intense emphasis on the Latin classics, including memorization, writing, and acting classic Latin plays" ("Folger").
Commentary: This quote shows how Shakespeare really loved writing because he attended a school for writing and acting Latin plays. Also shows how smart he was because he attended that school around 15 years old.
Quote 4: "By the late 1590’s, Shakespeare not only had become an established writer but also had become prosperous" (Lander).
Commentary: This quote shows that Shakespeare was a really smart and talented writer with all his pieces that he wrote. This also shows Shakespeare was successful on all the things he did with his life.
Quote 5: "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; it is thought that as an actor he played old men's roles, such as the ghost in Hamlet and Old Adam in As You Like It" (Branam).
Commentary: This quote shows how Shakespeare was a very talented playwriter and actor because he became a player for the Lord Chamberlain's Men. It also shows how much he loved on what he did because he stayed at the company after his career.
Quote 6: "Shakespeare had multiple roles in the London theater as an actor, playwright, and, in time, a business partner in a major acting company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men (renamed the King's Men in 1603)" ("William").
Commentary: This shows how Shakespeare was a very good actor and play writer because he for many roles in the London theater. Also he was amazing for acting and play writing because he was a partner for Lord Chamberlain's Men.
Quote 7: "By 1612, Shakespeare had become England’s most successful playwright" (Lander).
Commentary: This quote shows that Shakespeare smart and talented writer for him to be a successful play writer. This also shows how much time he took into his play writing to become of England's successful play writers.
Quote 8: "In 1599 he became a partner in the ownership of the Globe theater, and in 1608 he was part owner of the Black-friars theater.. Shakespeare retired and returned to Stratford c.1613. He undoubtedly enjoyed a comfortable living throughout his career and in retirement, although he was never a wealthy man" (Branam).
Commentary: This quote shows how he was a talented player writer and actor because he became a partner at the Globe Theater and a part Owner at the Blackboards Theater. Also shows how worked really hard to get where he wanted to be because he wasn't a wealthy person.
Quote 9: "Shakespeare prospered financially from his partnership in the Lord Chamberlain's Men (later the King's Men), as well as from his writing and acting. He invested much of his wealth in real-estate purchases in Stafford and bought the second-largest house in town, New Place, in 1597" ("William").
Commentary: This quote shows how popular and amazing Shakespeare was for his acting and play writing because he succeeded with his talents and his partnership. Also about hoe gained so much money on what he did because he really good at what he did for his like and he bought the second largest house in his town.
Quote 10: "When William Shakespeare died in his birthplace of Stafford-upon- Avon, he was recognized as one of the greatest English playwrights of his era. In the four centuries since, he has come to be seen as not only a great English playwright, but the greatest playwright in the English language" ("William").
Commentary: This quote shows how people really cared about Shakespeare and how people recognized him for his writing and acting. Also how people knew him for the best English play writer in the English language and in his era.
Branam, Harold. “William Shakespeare.” Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia (2016): Topic Overviews 6-12. Web. 9 Dec. 2016.
Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.
“William Shakespeare.” Great Lives from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600 (Online Edition). Salem Press. 2013.
William Shakespeare. Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition. 1-4, Apr. 2016. Shakespeare, William, 1564–1616
“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.