Thesis: Shakespeare influenced the world of literature, theater, and inspired people to create art.
The World of Literature:
Quote: “His works have been translated into a remarkable number of languages, and his plays are performed throughout the world” ( Lander).
Commentary: Shakespeare's work has been transformed into different languages to provide his work to those who do not speak English.
Commentary: The quote explains how Shakespeare's art is loved by so many that it has been transformed into different languages so as to allow others to enjoy his work.
Commentary: Even after his life, Shakespeare's work was translated for the many others to experience.
Quote: “"Shakespeare Library, Folger an independent library in Washington, D. C., houses one of the world's most important collections of books by and about William Shakespeare" ( Folger ).
Commentary: Shakespeare has a whole library dedicated to him in which all of his works are featured for many to read and enjoy.
Commentary: Shakespeare's work has influenced so many that they have created a whole Shakespeare inspired library.
Commentary: This is one way Shakespeare has influenced the way people read today.
Quote: "Scholars from all parts of the world come to the Folger Shakespeare Library for research in Shakespeare studies, history, and literature" ( Folger ).
Commentary: Shakespeare has made so many eager to learn about literature that scholars and many other are continuously studying him.
Commentary: Many people join together so as to research Shakespeare.
Commentary: His life was so influential that regularly people are constantly continuing to learn more about him.
Inspiring others to create art
Quote: “"In addition, his widespread presence in popular culture extends to motion pictures, television, cartoons, and even songs" ( Lander ).
Commentary: People have become so inspired by Shakespeare that they want to create their own work due to the inspiration Shakespeare provided.
Commentary: Shakespeare's s work has been shown to the generation of today through popular forms of art and entertainment.
Commentary: Shakespeare's influence has inspired people to create their own Shakespeare inspired art.
Quote: "Henry V received four Academy Award nominations, including best picture and best actor for Olivier" ( Seidel ).
Commentary: After the play by Shakespeare was turned into a movie, it was widely known for it was nominated for a number of awards.
Commentary: Shakespeare’s play was shown to people of modern day through motion pictures.
Commentary: People were inspired by Shakespeare that they wanted to share their love for it in the form of a movie.
Quote: "The first film version of Henry V starred Laurence Olivier" ( Seidel ).
Commentary: Shakespeare's play Henry V was transformed into a motion picture for people to watch.
Commentary: When the play was transformed into a movie, many considered it to be the best adaptation from a play to motion picture.
Commentary: Shakespeare's work influenced people to create a movie based on his work.
Quote: "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" ( Shakespeare Company ).
Commentary: Many people have dedicated their own lives so as to spread the work and inspiration Shakespeare left with everyone.
Commentary: This quote shows that William Shakespeare continues to influence the world by his plays and other works.
Commentary: His art has influenced so much as to inspire people to create a theater organization dedicated to him and his works.
Quote: "It ranks among the leading theater ensembles in the world" ( Royal ).
Commentary: A company dedicated to keeping Shakespeare's legacy alive, is one of the best theater ensembles implying that many people are aware or have learned of Shakespeare and his work through groups and organizations such as this.
Commentary: By the Royal Shakespeare Company being one of the best theater ensembles in the world, this company gets to share with the rest of the world the work of Shakespeare.
Commentary: Due to the impact Shakespeare had on this company, this program has the opportunity to share their love of Shakespeare with many others.
Quote: “The play was attracting larger audiences than any other nonmusical production in town” ( Anderson ).
Commentary: Shakespeare's plays were more attractive than others to most people.
Commentary: Shakespeare's plays were receiving a higher turnout than most other plays.
Commentary: Shakespeare's play influenced the townspeople to go and watch his work.
Quote: "Year after year he provided it with plays, almost on demand" ( Anderson ).
Commentary: Shakespeare was constantly asked for more plays for many loved his work and looked forward to seeing his shows.
Commentary: Shakespeare made plays with the King's Men company so as to create shows.
Commentary: He was constantly making more so as to give more people the opportunity to watch these plays.
Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare’s Life.” 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.
“Folger Shakespeare Library.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.
Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.
“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.
Seidel, Michael. “Henry V.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 1 Dec. 2016.