The Life of Shakespeare Tara Clarke Period 4

William Shakespeare was an English poet and many other things. He's the greatest writer in the English Language. He is wonderful at writing his drama poems. "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 1)."I put this quote because it describes himself and tells us who he was and what he did. Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare wrote plays, poems, short poems, sonnets, and he made his own language. Shakespeare is the top of the class you can say. Everyone wanted to take his role in plays. "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 2). How did he get so famous? How was he discovered; who discovered him? I want to know how he got so famous, did someone discover him and publish his poems and sonnets. I put this quote because it goes deeply into what he does/did. It also talks about himself and how he got famous. Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

William was the third child. He died of a young age and so did Margaret Shakespeare and many others in his life died when young."William Shakespeare was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare. His parents had a daughter named Joan, who was baptized on September 15, 1558, but probably died at a very early age, as they also named another daughter Joan, who was christened in 1569. A Margaret Shakespeare was born in 1562 and died a year later. The parish register also records the christening of four other children: Gilbert, on October 13, 1566, buried in 1612; Anne, on September 28, 1571, buried in 1579; Richard, on March 11, 1574, died in 1613; and Edmund on May 3, 1580"(Baker 3).I think William's personal life is a very important in the Life of Shakespeare. I believe a research on him needs a little section about life. Baker, William. "Shakespeare, William." In Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack, eds. <i>The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare</i>. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2012. <i>Bloom's Literature</i>. Facts On File, Inc. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&amp;WID=103800&amp;SID=5&amp;iPin=CS0001&amp;SingleRecord=True.

In one of his Prologues he depends on his own instinct and his ear to provide the missing words. It was old English so it was a bit different. His words have their own meaning and his words are more of love than anything."Shakespeare's language is different from the English we use today. For one thing, many of Shakespeare's words and expressions are now archaic. They are out of use, or their meaning has changed. For another thing, Shakespeare often omits words" ( Beers 844).I put this in because I wanted to put some background of his language into this project. And how different it is to our English now. Beers, G. Kylene, et al. Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking. Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003.

The English Language changed/changes it grew into something more from 400 years ago."The English language has seen many changes since Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet more than four hundred years ago. As you learned when reading the play, some of the words Shakespeare uses have different meanings today. For example, still now means "yet" instead of "always," and owe now mean "be in debt" instead of "owe; have"' (Beers 916).I've decided to put this into here because it goes a little bit more into detail on what the English Language is about. Beers, G. Kylene, et al. Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking. Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003.

The family would be on the farms a lot. They rented land. They were dealing in leather goods and officeholders."William Shakespeare was descended from tenant farmers and landed gentry. One of his grandfathers, Richard Shakespeare of Snitterfield, rented land from the other, Robert Arden of Wilmcote. Shakespeare’s father, John, moved to nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, became a prosperous shop owner (dealing in leather goods) and municipal officeholder, and married his former landlord’s youngest daughter, Mary Arden" (Peter 2).They had good jobs and would work a lot. Alexander, Peter. <i>Shakespeare’s Life and Art</i>. Reprint. London: Nisbet, 1961. Print

Shakespeare had some ups and downs with his family. The father stopped attending town council meetings and the family's fortunes began declining."When Shakespeare was a teenager, his family fell on hard times. His father stopped attending town council meetings in 1577, and the family’s fortunes began declining. Matters were not improved in 1582 when Shakespeare, at the age of eighteen, hastily married Anne Hathaway, the twenty-six-year-old daughter of a farmer from the nearby village of Shottery; she presented him with a daughter, named Susanna, approximately five months later" (Peter 4 ).I think going through ups and downs with families are hard and some times bring you down but bring you back up and make you stronger. Alexander, Peter. <i>Shakespeare’s Life and Art</i>. Reprint. London: Nisbet, 1961. Print

Shakespeare had a globe Theater where you would act out what they would do and express William Shakespeare. "In the 1990's, Shakespeare festivals and theater companies around the world drew millions of people to hundreds of productions annually. A replica of Shakespeare's own Globe Theater opened in 1997 on the original site in London. Since the new Globe's first season, hundreds of thousands of people have trooped to this open-air theater to experience Shakespeare's panorama of human comedy and tragedy performed within the theatrical conventions he helped to create"(Report 1).I wanted to put this because I think it belongs with both topics I have. It fits with both himself and what he does/did with his talent. "Special Report: In Love with Shakespeare." <i>World Book Student</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 29 Nov. 2016.

A five-act history play by William Shakespeare is one popular play. Also it was published around the 1597's."Richard II is a five-act history play by the English dramatist William Shakespeare. Its full title is The Life and Death of King Richard II. It was probably written in 1595 and belongs to the second period of Shakespeare's development as a playwright. It was first published in 1597(Richard 1)."I was wondering which plays were some of the popular ones so I wanted to put this in here and it goes with the Globe Theater. "Richard II." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

It's a Company where they can present the plays of William Shakespeare.Royal Shakespeare Company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the plays of William Shakespeare and other playwrights of his time, modern classical dramas, and new works. The company, also known as the RSC, performs at its own theater at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Shakespeare's birthplace. The company also stages plays in London. It ranks among the leading theater ensembles in the world.It was interesting and seemed like as if it cold/can sum up the story. "Royal Shakespeare Company." <i>World Book Advanced</i>. World Book, 2016. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

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