Shakespeare By: Emily neels

Thesis

Shakespeare influenced the world of theater and the world through his early, middle, and late life.

Shakespeare's influence in the world of theater

Source:

Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Quote:

"As was customary, Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, rented performance space. For most of the 1590’s, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men performed in a building called The Theatre. The English actor and theatrical manager James Burbage had built the structure on leased land. Burbage was the father of the famous actor Richard Burbage, star of the Chamberlain’s Men. After a disagreement with the landlord, the company was forced to find new accommodations. Richard Burbage and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men dismantled The Theatre 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 Theatre. The Globe could accommodate 3,000 spectators.

Shakespeare was one of six shareholders who signed the lease for the new site in 1599. He thus became part of the first group of actor-sharers to also be theater owners. Although this arrangement meant considerable financial risk, it also promised to be profitable if the new theater was a success. The Globe proved to be a wise investment, and it remained a home to Shakespeare’s acting company until the religious reformers known as Puritans closed the theaters in 1642, during the English Civil War"(Lander).

My Ideas:

Shakespeare as one of the theater's shareholders he found that his investment was a smart choice. His group was the first actor-shares theater owners.

History:

Created: 12/02/2016 08:48 PM

Shakespeare's influence on the modern world 1

Source:

Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Quote:

"Shakespeare's characters, language, and stories are a source of inspiration, quotation, and imitation. Many words and phrases that first appeared in his plays and poems have become part of our everyday speech. Examples include such common words as assassination , bump , eventful , go-between , gloomy , and lonely , as well as such familiar phrases as fair play , a forgone conclusion , and salad days.

Shakespeare has so saturated modern culture that many people who have never read a line of his work or seen one of his plays performed can identify lines and passages as his. Examples include “To be, or not to be,” “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears,” “Parting is such sweet sorrow,” “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”"(Lander).

My Ideas:

Shakespeare's plays and poems are the source of our everyday speech. He is an endless source of inspiration, quotations, imitation and anyone can identify his work even if they have never seen or read it.

History:

Created: 12/02/2016 08:29 PM

Shakespeare's Life

Shakespeare's early life 1

Source:

"William Shakespeare." <i>Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition</i> (2016): 1-4. <i>History Reference Center</i>. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

Quote:

"His father, John Shakespeare , was successful in the leather business during Shakespeare's early childhood but later met with financial difficulties. During his prosperous years his father was also involved in municipal affairs, holding the offices of alderman and bailiff during the 1560s. While little is known of Shakespeare's boyhood, he probably attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have been educated in the classics, particularly Latin grammar and literature. Whatever the veracity of Ben Jonson's famous comment that Shakespeare had "small Latine, and less Greeke," much of his work clearly depends on a knowledge of Roman comedy, ancient history, and classical mythology"("William").

My Ideas:

While we have few records of William Shakespeare about his boyhood, and where he attended school.

History:

Created: 11/18/2016 01:57 PM

Shakespeare's early life 2

Source:

"William Shakespeare." <i>Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition</i> (2016): 1-4. <i>History Reference Center</i>. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

Quote:

"In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. They had three children: Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585. Nothing is known of the period between the birth of the twins and Shakespeare's emergence as a playwright in London (c.1592). However, various suggestions have been made regarding this time, including those that he fled Stratford to avoid prosecution for stealing deer, that he joined a group of traveling players, and that he was a country schoolteacher. 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"("William").

My Ideas:

He married young, they had 3 children. There have suggestions of the period between Shakespeare's emergence as a playwright in London and the birth of the twins.

History:

Created: 11/30/2016 02:23 PM

Shakespeare's early life 3

Source:

"William Shakespeare." <i>Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition</i> (2016): 1-4. <i>History Reference Center</i>. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

Quote:

"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. 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. In 1599 he became a partner in the ownership of the Globe theatre, and in 1608 he was part owner of the Blackfriars theatre. 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"("William").

My Ideas:

Shakespeare had led a very interesting life. He married young, had kids after a year of being married and was one of the most successful man alive even though he wasn't very wealthy.

History:

Created: 12/02/2016 08:14 PM

Shakespeare's middle/ late life

Shakespeare's Life 1

Source:

Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Quote:

"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"(Lander).

My Ideas:

Shakespeare had a lot of talents but mostly in writing. He was regarded him as the finest poet and the greatest dramatist produced in England.

History:

Created: 11/17/2016 02:22 PM

Shakespeare's Life 2

Source:

Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Quote:

"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"(Lander).

My Ideas:

He wrote many things; 38 plays, 2 major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems. His work was admired by many and still is to this day.

History:

Created: 11/18/2016 02:14 PM

Shakespeare's Life 3

Source:

Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Quote:

"His works have been performed on the frontiers of Australia and New Zealand. They were part of the cultural life of the American Colonies and provided entertainment in the mining camps of the Old West. Today, there are theaters in many nations dedicated to staging Shakespeare’s works"(Lander).

My Ideas:

He had his works performed on the frontiers in Australia and New Zealand. His works were part of the cultural life in the American Colonies and they provided entertainment for the mining camps of the Old West.

History:

Created: 11/30/2016 02:16 PM

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare’s Life.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

Credits:

Created with images by D-Stanley - "Shakespeare`s Globe Theatre" • Susli - "mary arden cottage" • InspiredImages - "stratford-upon-avon avon warwickshire" • Stifts- och landsbiblioteket i Skara - "Shakespear" • marybettiniblank - "london globe theatre theater"

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