William Shakespeare

J. McDougal A.Moniz G.Duff J.Xiaoyu

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Shakespeare 1564-1616

Shakespeare was known as one of the most influential poet's and play-writher of his time. This is a standard he stills holds today. during his life he was fascinated with the arts such as poetry, play writhing and acting. Shakespeare also lived through the bubonic plague which killed his son at 11 years old (Biography.com editors). Shakespeare is a man who is best known as the Bard. He has written many famous plays such as Othello, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar (Cook1). His plays and poems were often influenced by the events that were surrounding him during the Elizabethan era (Casas IV).

Shakespear's early life

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in Stratford. Born into a lower middle class family Shakespeare at first couldn't go to school later on at the age of six his father took him to the main town to get him in King Edward the 6th. There are records of him at a younger age refilling against authority's charged with disorderly conduct in his teens. When he was 18 he married Anne Hathaway who was a few years older than him. Of course it was very normal for people in this time to marry at a very young age. Within three years of there marriage they had three children. His son Hamlet Shakespeare, and his daughters Susanna Hall and Judith Quiney. However Shakespeare was looking for more in his life he wanted to be in a theater he had dreamed of it for so long. In 1594 he was co owner of a theater play house. There was one thing that his theater had that no one else had there characters were well played they had a unique believable story's. He had his share of losses and wins, eventually he owned his own theater the globe theater.(kathiann 1).


Shakespeare's personal and professional life

Shakespeare was known as one of the greatest authors of all time. He attended Kings New school in Stratford-upon-Avon a town in the England. After Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, they moved to London. There Shakespeare became successful as an actor, playwrighter, and a poet. During this time he gained a number of nicknames such as "Bard of Avon", "Swan of Avon" and "The Bard". Shakespeare was most known by the nickname "The Bard." He also belonged to an acting group named the Kingsmen who performed his plays. In 1599 the Kingsmen built a theater. This theater was named the Globe. Which became one of the best known theaters in London. Shakespeare performed many of his plays in this theater. When Shakespeare retired in 1613 he moved to Stratford-upon-Avon, where he bought a house and land. Three years later Shakespeare died on April 26, 1616. (Biography.com editors)


Influences and topics of controversy

Shakespeare's career

Shakespeare went to London around 1584,during the period that is called Elizabethan Age.

In that period, theatrical drama was very important,the first theater was public in 1576 and it was very popular,London was sweep by culture wave of drama.That is a reason why Shakespeare can be so successful.

Shakespeare was in the group of actor called "King's Men". King's Men was a great group, and they built them own theater in 1599. The theater became one of the best-known theaters in London.Shakespeare's plays were also performed at coourt,of the King and Queen.

Shakespeare's life

Shakespeare was bron on April 1564,in Stratford upon Avon.He married Anne Hathaway in 1582,and he had 3 children.Shakespeare went to London and became an successful actor. Shakespeare retired from the theater around 1613,died on April 23,1616. (Casas IV)


Shakespeare's Writing Days

William Shakespeare was the most influential writer in literature history. In the beginning of his career, he wrote romance and comedies. Then as he got more experienced, he started writing more complex pieces. He showed off his talent making unique characters and plots that made his readers want more (Boyce1). Through Shakespeare's writing career, he wrote different themes from romance, to murder incorporating politics. He wrote tragedies such as King Lear and Macbeth. Both of these tragic stories are about national leaders who lose their minds. Other stories such as Anthony and Cleopatra and Hamlet are said to be his greatest writings about military men or royalty who are self-destructive, despite their honorability (Cook1). Shakespeare's way of completely changing genres is truly one of a kind, and very rare.