Essay PreviewMore ↓
Shakespeare was born in a small English town called Stratford, Avon in 1564. During his lifetime, he composed 37 plays, which are still being performed all around the world. At the age of 18, he married 26-year-old Anne Hathaway. Anne delivered their first child, Susanna, a few short months later. In early 1585, Anne gave birth to twins, a girl Judith and a boy Hamnet. Tragically, Hamnet died at the age of 11 in 1596.
Little is known about Shakespeare's life in the late 1580s. In the 1590s, he had began writing plays. Shakespeare became a member of a theater groupe called Lord Chamberlain's Men, and they performed together in front of nobles anand royalty. His early plays include: Henry VI, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love's Labor's Lost, and Romeo and Juliet. His later plays include: Richard II, A MidsummerNight's Dream, King John, The Merchant of Venice, Henry IV, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As YouLike It, and Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.
During the 1590s, Shakespeare became famous and gained a great deal of wealth. He bought two very expensive houses in Stratford. From 1592 to 1594, Shakespeare wrote many poems, as the theaters were shut down to stop the spread of the plague that killed thousands of people at the time.
In 1599 "The Globe" theater was built. One half of the interest in this famous public playhouse went to the theater patron family, the Burbages. But the other half was divided among five actor-sharers, and Shakespeare was one of them. The Globe was rebuilt in 1614 after a fire and the theater was used till 1644. Historians have gathered enough evidence for an authentic re-creation of Shakespeare's theatre. The new, rebuilt, Globe Theater of the 1990s is only yards away from where the original Globe stood.
In 1603, King James VI came to England's throne. He loved the theater and issued a license to the Chamberlain's Men, giving them the title "The Kings Men.
How to Cite this Page
"William Shakespeare." 123HelpMe.com. 11 Nov 2019
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- False Faces (Theme of Deception From Macbeth Acts I and II) In life there have always been those people who act false towards us and one can 't help but wonder why. What is it that makes one be deceptive. Could it possibly be that that person wants something from that one person. Acting false toward someone is a very terrible thing to do, yet so many of us do it. There was a person who was supposedly friends with this other person and yet they would talk smack on one another when the other was not around.... [tags: Macbeth, William Shakespeare, Macbeth]
952 words (2.7 pages)
- Choosing to write an author portrait on such a known and grand figure in the literary world, researching William Shakespeare is no easy task. It goes without saying that seeing how the playwright and poet lived a few hundred years ago, there is not as much evidence to his life as one would wish there is. Therefore, just like many have done before me, it is clear that most of the conclusions that can be drawn upon Shakespeare are a mere intelligent speculation and come from surmising his beautiful literary works.... [tags: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]
1730 words (4.9 pages)
- William Shakespeare’s intellectual use of the English language is what brought him prosperity throughout his lifetime, and what brings us to tears and laughter in the modern world. The life of Shakespeare is of great importance to English literature because of his many contributions including poetry, stories, and plays. However, many people do not know that he also owned a business. “William Shakespeare was a professional actor, a businessman, and a playwright. Today, nearly four hundred years after his death his plays are still performed” (Greenhill and Wignall 4).... [tags: William Shakespeare Biography]
908 words (2.6 pages)
- The opening scene of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be the scene that I choose to analysis. Elements of plots that could be found in the first scene are exposition, point of attack, discovery and foreshadowing. Each one of these elements will be used to help analysis the scene and make it clear as to what is going on in the mind of Shakespeare. The first element of plot found in the first scene is exposition. We read that there are two groups The Montague’s and The Capulets, and they seem to not like each other.... [tags: William Shakespeare]
937 words (2.7 pages)
- Everyday there is something that one must interpret whether it is a book, movie, or even the news. One must come to one’s own conclusion about the information they are interpreting. For instance movies are mostly easier to understand then books though the plots may have slight differences. In the 1996 movie “The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet” by Baz Luhrman, there are some major differences between his version and the book “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. One of the major differences is that the book takes place in the seventeen hundreds in Verona, while the movie takes place in the late twentieth century still in Verona.... [tags: William Shakespeare]
406 words (1.2 pages)
- Topic: Prince Escalus announces that "Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished" at the end of Romeo and Juliet. Clearly identify and discuss THREE (3) characters who were responsible for the tragic outcome of this play. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tells the tale of two star crossed lovers who end their lives because of their love for one another. Rash unadvised decisions, meddling, and dueling matches were the primary factors that affected Romeo and Juliet's deaths. The people who are responsible for their passing are: Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Romeo himself.... [tags: William Shakespeare]
525 words (1.5 pages)
- Are there such things as true love and hatred. In the story Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare there is true love and hatred. Romeo, a Montague and Juliet, a Capulet are two star-crossed lovers who will always love each other. The hatred between the two families will be a problem for the couple to get together. These two families the Montagues and the Capulets truly dislike each other for no true reason. For example at the beginning of the script Sampson, a Capulet says “Nay, as they dare.... [tags: William Shakespeare]
482 words (1.4 pages)
- Henry V was one of the greatest kings in British History. His epic rise to power was captured for posterity in the writings of William Shakespeare in the play named for the king. Although a play, the story as told by Shakespeare was remarkably close to being historically accurate (Pilkington, 1997). This play was brought to the modern world in the film Henry V, which was written, directed by, and starred Kenneth Branagh in the title role as the young king (Branagh, 1989). Through the course of the movie, Branagh painted a powerful picture of the evolution of Henry from a young and perhaps rambunctious boy into the man who would be known as a powerful and fair monarch.... [tags: William Shakespeare]
1922 words (5.5 pages)
- The Unaccounted for Period of William Shakespeare's Life William Shakespeare was born on April 26th 1564 in Stratford on-Avon to parents John and Mary. Growing up, he received a good education for a country boy of that period. He attended the village elementary school, was tutored by his mother and others, and learned a great deal by himself. At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, had his first child, Susanna in 1583 followed by twins Judith and Hamnet in 1585. Documentation ends here.... [tags: William Shakespeare]
1956 words (5.6 pages)
- William Shakespeare's Othello Every artist needs a subject to draw inspiration from—an idea to develop into a masterpiece. Leonardo da Vinci had Madame Lisa to portray in paint. The Beach Boys had Rhonda to render in rhyme. And William Shakespeare had one of one hundred stories written by Giraldi Cinthio to help him create his masterpiece, Othello. Each artist creates his own interpretation from his source. Shakespeare transformed the core of Cinthio’s story into a tragedy. A tragedy is drama which depicts “a public struggle between larger-than-life protagonists and universal forces” (Glossary 175).... [tags: William Shakespeare Othello Essays]
2185 words (6.2 pages)
On Feb 10, 1616, William's daughter Judith Shakespeare married in Stratford. Shakespeare's will was revised to include his new son-in-law. About a month later(April 23), Shakespeare died and was buried in Stratford.