Theme: Shakespeare's life impacted us through his early life, mid life, and in his last years.
His Early Life:
"We know that William was born the third of eight children around April 23, 1564, in stratford " (Anderson). William Shakespeare was born April 23,1564, in Stratford. He was the third of eight children. William Shakespeare was born April 23,1564, in Stratford. He was the third of eight children. this shows us the begining of his early life. " At the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years older than he was" (777). Shakespeare was very young when he decided to get married. He married Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than he was, at this part of his life he was eighteen. This demonstrates at what age William Shakespeare had gotten married. in this point in his life he was eighteen and getting married with Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than he was.This was the beginning of his marriage life. "William attended grammar school, where he studied Latin grammar, Latin literature, and rhetoric(Anderson 777)." William attended a grammar school where he studied latin grammar, latin literature, and rhetoric. This explains the type of education William Shakespeare had at the time. He had studied Latin grammar but had no further formal education. "In 1593, Venus and Adonis became the first of Shakespeare’s works to be published"(Lander). Venus and Adonis Became one of Shakespeare's first play published in 1593. This was The Beginning of William Shakespeare's carrier. he published his first work in 1593 that was called Venus and Adonis.
William Shakespeare's Middle life
"Throughout the 1590’s, Shakespeare’s reputation continued to grow"(Lander). Shakespeare's career began and continued to grow during the 1590's. This was the beginning of William Shakespeare's middle life.Because this was when Shakespeare started to write poems.This also displays when his career began to grow as a play writer and an actor. " As was customary, Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, rented performance space"(Lander). Shakespeare's company that was called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, would rent space for Shakespeare. There he would perform his plays and because he would perform so frequently it was customary.
Shakespeare's Last Years
"During his last eight years, Shakespeare was the sole author of only three plays—Cymbeline,The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale"(Lander). In his last eight years Shakespeare had only three plays that actually belonged to him. The three plays were called Cymbeline, The Tempest, and the The Winter's Tale. Eight years before shakespeare died he was still writing plays. And Shakespeare was only the sole author of the three plays which were called Cymbeline, The Tempest, and The Writer's Tale. "Such family events as his daughter Susanna’s marriage in 1607 and his mother’s death in 1608 would likely have called him back to Stratford"(Lander). Due to family affairs such as his daughter Susanna's marriage and his mothers death he went back to Stratford. These are events that happened during Shakespeare's last years. His daughters Susanna's marriage and his mother's death. both of these affairs brought Shakespeare to go back Stratford.
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.
Beers, G. Kylene, et al. “William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius from Stratford.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.
Lander, Jesse. The Years of fame. World Book Advanced, worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar504520&st=william+shakespeare%27s+middle+life#tab=homepage. Accessed 9 Dec. 2016.