“Shakespeare’s family was initially prosperous but began having financial difficulties in the 1570’s” (Allen 325). “Shakespeare gained his education by attending the local grammar school, King’s New School, where the curriculum stressed a classic education of Greek mythology and roman comedy”(shakespeareinamericancomunites.org 1). He never carried his educational career to a higher level as in a university. “William Shakespeare was not recognized as an actor, poet, and playwright until 1592” (Allen 346). He wrote many different works as in plays and poems.
The Works of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is customary regarded to be the finest dramatist the world has ever seen and the greatest poet who has created his plays in the English language. Besides, Shakespeare has been the world’s most famous author. No other writer’s works have been published so many times or read so broadly in so many places. Shakespeare knew human nature as few other writers have. He could notice in a particular dramatic case the qualities that refer to all human beings.
He, unlike like many authors during this time, was actually famous while he was alive. While Shakespeare was regarded as the foremost dramatist of his time, evidence indicates that both he and his contemporaries looked to poetry, not playwriting, for enduring fame. Shakespeare’s sonnets were composed between 1593 and 1601, though not published until 1609. That edition, The Sonnets of Shakespeare, consists of 154 sonnets, all written in the form of three quatrains and a couplet that is now recognized as Shakespearean. During this time, Shakespeare was also very famous for creating new words.
In the play Twelfth Night Shakespeare states “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” (Twelfth Night II.5.154). Shakespeare influenced every generation of writers since his death, and he continues to have an enormous impact on contemporary plays, movies, and poems. His plays have plots with many twists and turns providing an excellent exercise in logic. William Shakespeare is known worldwide because he is the greatest poet and playwright who ever lived, he influenced the world of literature, his plots were unoriginal, and because of his achievements he is now taught at school. To begin, Shakespeare is a well-known playwright and a tremendous poet.
Context of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet [IMAGE] Likely the most influential writer in all of English literature and certainly the most important playwright of the English Renaissance, William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. The son of a successful middle-class glove-maker, Shakespeare attended grammar school, but his formal education proceeded no further. In 1582, he married an older woman, Anne Hathaway, and had three children with her. Around 1590, he left his family behind and traveled to London to work as an actor and playwright. Public and critical acclaim quickly followed, and Shakespeare eventually became the most popular playwright in England and part owner of the Globe Theater.
When Shakespeare began writing, he was well known enough to be attacked in print by another playwright named Robert Green. He alluded to Shakespeare writing above his rank. Shakespeare’s plays were performed by a group he and fellow actors owned; until it became a royal patent after Queen Elizabeth the 1st’s death. Soon, his plays were renowned and his name was a selling point and began to appear on title pages (Biography. One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet, was first titled The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
In this paper, there will be discussion of the figurative language of “Hamlet” like metaphors and similes. "Hamlet is without question the most famous play in the English language: the most often performed, read,
Whether it was covered in one’s high school English class or not, it is still well-known to people even if they have never read Hamlet. “His influence goes well beyond literature: he permeates our culture” (Hacht, 2006). William Shakespeare, perhaps one of the greatest playwrights in history, is a man who is known for his unique and powerful writing. The English playwright, poet, and actor is generally acknowledged to be the greatest of English writers and one of the most extraordinary creators in human history. His entire life was committed to the public theater.
If those images are themselves frequently allegorical, and we should consider the extent to which the allegories are incorporated into the living texture of Shakespeare's creations. '; (Kirch 18) At a young age Shakespeare may have viewed annual plays and seen traveling artists. These performances possibly ignited a spark that continues to burn. (Wright 20) William Shakespeare was an Englishman who wrote poems and plays. According to many he was labeled as one of 'the greatest dramatists the world has ever known and the finest poets'; who wrote in the English language.
In 1564, a man was born by the name of William Shakespeare. He was born to a poor family, was given little education, and had no interaction with sophisticated society. Thirty-eight plays and over 150 sonnets are not attributed to this ignorant man. Those who believe that Shakespeare was the author have no definitive proof but instead point to Hamlet’s declaration: "The play’s the thing(Satchell 71)." The true author, however, lies hidden behind he name of Shakespeare. Edward de Vere the premier Earl of Oxford is not only considered a great poet in history, but he may also be the great playwright who concocted the sonnets and plays which are now attributed to William Shakespeare of Stratford, England.