William Shakespeare By:Shannon Fitzgerald P.3

Thesis

Shakespeare influenced the world through his early, middle, and late life the globe Theatre influenced the modern Theatre through its structure, costumes ,and influenced participation.

Early life

"In 1592, in Greene's Groatsworth of Wit, the well-known poet, dramatist, and prose writer Robert Greene (1558–92) mentioned Shakespeare in a way implying that Shakespeare was at the time a force to be reckoned with on the London stage."(Baker W.)

Robert Greene was also a writer that was friends with Shakespeare and helped him.Shakespeare's plays were becoming very successful so he started preforming the plays all over the world.

"His father, John Shakespeare, was successful in the leather business during Shakespeare's early childhood but later met with financial difficulties." ("William")

William Shakespeare father opened up a successful leather business in 1551. In that point he was so successful that they identified him as the Glovemaker.

Mid life

"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." ("William")

For this William Shakespeare wrote and performed many famous plays.Most of the plays that Shakespeare wrote are still performed today.

"An annual festival of Shakespeare's dramas began in 1886. The theater burned down in 1926, and the present structure was completed in 1932."("William")

The theatre that was burnt down was renamed the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Most of his plays remain traditional in the theatre.

"November 27, 1582, which is when the 18½-year-old William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (ca. 1555–1623), who was eight years older and three months pregnant."(Baker W.)

Shakespeare's father had to approve the marriage in order for them to marry each other.Hathaway has seven children and her father owned property and land.

"Shakespeare never had a formal university education, but his plays reveal a deep understanding of literature, the law, history, and politics."(Forster M.)

Shakespeare knew the knowledge being a butcher, glove maker, shepherd, hunter, and sailor, among other professions.he also had to intimate knowledge of a score of trades.

Late life

"Critics and readers acknowledge his superb way with words even when the richness of his language blurs the sense of what his text means."(Jesse M.)

Shakespeare also influenced language and literature and the aspects of the culture.Influenced many people in theatre to absorb his ideas concerning heroism, romantic love, loyalty.

"His main body of work consists of 37 plays that are divided into comedies, tragedies, and histories. In addition, he wrote a number of poems, including 154 sonnets."(Forster M.)

Most of his plays were preformed for all levels of society.The whole society found joy and enjoyment in all of his plays

"Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems."(Jesse M.)

A lot of his plays were translated in different languages.His plays have been a vital part of the theater in the Western world since they were written about 400 years ago.

"The company, also known as the RSC, performs at its own theater at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Shakespeare's birthplace"("William")

Many of Shakespeare plays are preformed in the RSC because its Shakespeare birthplace.The RSC is where Shakespeare preformed his first play

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