Shakespeare Kenny Christensen Period. 4 Who was shakespeare as a writer, producer, and an actor?

“By 1592 Shakespeare was a recognized actor, and in that year he wrote and produced his first play, Henry the Sixth, Part One . Its success impelled Shakespeare soon afterward to write the second and third parts of Henry the Sixth . Shakespeare's popularity provoked the jealousy of Robert Greene, as recorded in his posthumous Groatsworth of Wit (1592). ”(Anderson 12)"

“The Comedy of Errors , and Romeo and Juliet —were produced over the next several years, most performed by Shakespeare's troupe, the Lord Chamberlain's Company. In December 1594 Shakespeare acted in a comedy (of unknown authorship) before Queen Elizabeth; many other royal performances followed in the next decade.”(Baker 2)

The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet were produced over the seven years of his lifetime most performed by Shakespeare's troupe, the Lord Chamberlain's Company. In December 1594 Shakespeare acted in a comedy no one knows who the author was before the Elizabethan Era

“After arriving in London, Shakespeare began an association with one of the city’s repertory theater companies. These companies consisted of a permanent cast of actors who presented a variety of plays week after week. The companies had aristocratic patrons, and the players were technically servants of the nobles who sponsored them. But the companies were commercial operations that depended on selling tickets to the general public for their income.” (Baker 6)

After Shakespeare was in London he began to associate himself with one of the city's theater companies consisted of a permanent cast of actors who presented a variety of plays week after week. These companies had aristocratic patrons, and the companies were commercial operations that depended on selling tickets in the General Public

“The period of Shakespeare's great tragedies and the "problem plays" begins in 1600 with Hamlet. Following this are The Merry Wives of Windsor (written to meet Queen Elizabeth's request for another play including Falstaff, it is not thematically typical of the period), Troilus and Cressida, All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, and Timon of Athens (the last may have been partially written by Thomas Middleton).”(Anderson 7)

Shakespeare became really popular after the Hamlet in the 1600's following his other very popular plays that he wrote for the queen herself Including Falstaff the last of his plays were not known to be written by him but written by Thomas Middleton

“Shakespeare's Henry VI plays were apparently very successful. The theatrical entrepreneur Philip Henslowe (1555/6–1616), who is a major source for a good deal of our knowledge of London Elizabethan theatrical activity during the last decades of the 16th century and early 17th century, noted in his diary"

on March 3, 1592, a new performance of what he called "Harry VI" (Dobson and Wells: 200). Over a 10-month period, the play was performed at least 15 times(Baker 6)”

"Shakespeare's Henry VI play was apparently very successful the theater owner or manager Philip Henslowe who is a major source to a good deal of knowledge to London's Elizabethan Era and activity during the last decades of the 16th century and early 17 century noted in his journal"

“The last two plays in the Shakespearean corpus, Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen, may be collaborations with John Fletcher. Shakespeare also may have had a small part in writing the play Double Falsehood, first published in 1727 and thought to be mainly the work of Fletcher. The remaining four plays— Pericles (two acts of which may have been written by George Wilkins), Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest —are tragicomedies. They feature characters of tragic potential, but resemble comedy in that their conclusions are marked by a harmonious resolution achieved through magic, with all its divine, humanistic, and artistic implications.”(Lander 2)

The last two plays in the Shakespearean Corpus Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen May be collaborations with John Fletcher, Shakespeare also may have had a small part in writing another famous play Double Falsehood, which is what they thought to be the main work of Fletcher the remaining four plays pericles two acts of which were written by George Wilkins They feature characters of tragic potential but resemble comedy in that their conclusions are marked by a harmonious resolutions achieved through magic with all its divine and artistic implications.

“Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems (Lander).”

Shakespeare was a very successful playwright in his day and even in modern day he wrote at least 38 plays but has to be very more he wrote two of the biggest plays to modern day history he wrote a ton of sonnets in order and several short poems

“The line “Tiger’s heart wrapped in a Player’s hide” echoes a line spoken by the Duke of York in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part III. The line is “O tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide.” The pun on Shakespeare’s name makes the object of attack clear. (Lander 12)”

The Line in Shakespeare's very popular write was "Tiger's heart wrapped in a Player's hide" quoted the Duke of York in Henry VI, Part III. The pun is Shakespeare's name makes an object of attack clear

“Throughout the 1590s, Shakespeare met continued success as a dramatist. A contemporary, Francis Meres, mentioned Shakespeare in his 1598 publication Palladis Tamia. Wit's Treasury. Being the Second Part of Wit's Commonwealth . It refers to Shakespeare's "sugared Sonnets," which he circulated, presumably in manuscript, "among his private friends." It also discusses his plays, dividing them into two main genres. The first is "Comedy," which included The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1589–91), The Comedy of Errors (1594), Love's Labour's Lost (1594–95), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595), The Merchant of Venice (1596–98), and Love's Labour's Won , a play now lost (if it ever actually existed and was not just an alternate title for a different play).”(Williams 2)"

Throughout the 1500's closer to the 1600's Shakespeare met success as a dramatis, A contemporary,Francis Meres, mentioned Shakespeare in his 1598 publication Palladis Tamia and other referring to Shakespeare's sonnets

“After these come The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus (almost a third of which may have been written by George Peele), 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. ”(Williams 4)"

After Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and others almost a third could or had been written by George Peele he wrote some of his biggest plays that modern day people remember him by such as Romeo and Juliet, Some of the comedies of this early period are classical imitations with a strong element of farce

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.

---. “William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius from Stratford.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.

Baker, William. “Shakespeare, William.” In Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack, eds. The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2012. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=CS0001&SingleRecord=True.

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. 30 Nov. 2016.

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