Shakespeare's Life

by Danny Anderson


Because of Shakespeare's incredible talent within the theater community, he quickly began receiving criticism for his works from jealous playwrights trying to compete with him. They were typically unhappy with the fact that he was not university-educated, as they were.

The Plague

An Exciting Time

William Shakespeare was living in a world full of many exciting and often radical events and changes in beliefs. For instance, an exploration of the Americas introduced Europeans to entirely new people with significantly different customs and beliefs. In addition, Galileo's telescope helped confirm that Copernicus' theories about the universe were correct. Contrary to popular belief, the earth was not the center of the universe.

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Works Consulted

Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Folger Shakespeare Library Edition. Eds. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1992. Print.