The school in Stratford was of very good quality, better than Eton at the time. By the age of Elizabeth, English had become widely used with the expansion of philosophy, theology and physical sciences, but many writers lacked the vocabulary to express such ideas.
He was engaged in various kinds of trade and appears to have suffered some fluctuations in prosperity. John would have been able to enjoy the absence of tuition for William as a benefit of his position in Stratford.
Influence on European and American literature[ edit ] The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. Hamlet answers "words, words, words". Shakespearean works are required reading for high school English students and a course or two for college students who study writing or literature.
Shakespeare made a good name for himself in London. By William Blakec. There are stories—given currency long after his death—of stealing deer and getting into trouble with a local magnate, Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, near Stratford; of earning his living as a schoolmaster in the country; of going to London and gaining entry to the world of theatre by minding the horses of theatregoers.
His characters become more complex and tender as he switches deftly between comic and serious scenes, prose and poetry, and achieves the narrative variety of his mature work. In Cymbeline, for example, Jupiter descends "in thunder and lightning, sitting upon an eagle: Nine out of eighteen plays he produced in the first decade of his career were chronicles or histories.
No lists of the pupils who were at the school in the 16th century have survived, but it would be absurd to suppose the bailiff of the town did not send his son there.
Shakespeare himself was able to sell octavo editions of his plays sometimes called "penny copies" to the literate in his audience. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a play about the conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, is one of the works regularly used to introduce inmates to literature and learning, Craven said.
Yet so much nonsense has been written about other "candidates" for the plays that it is well to remind readers that no credible evidence that would stand up in a court of law has ever been adduced to prove either that Shakespeare did not write his plays or that anyone else wrote them.
Gradually his language followed the "natural process of artistic growth, to find its adequate projection in dramatic form". Wright and Virginia A. It is in this "double-house" that the poet is said to have been born.
June Learn how and when to remove this template message Shakespeare is cited as an influence on a large number of writers in the following centuries, including major novelists such as Herman Melville Charles Dickens Thomas Hardy  and William Faulkner.
More support for this assertion comes from Shakespeare himself: The next major event in the life of William Shakespeare is his marriage to Anne Hathaway. Shakespeare was a commoner, and his father a dissolute one at that.
Mortice and tenon joints are used to join the oaken posts, pegged in the same way Elizabethan craftsmen would have done. A tourist in London may be able to find three or four theaters simultaneously presenting different Shakespearean works, Craven noted.
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By Cindy Tumiel. F our hundred years have passed since William Shakespeare penned his last play.
Yet his prose, plots and characters are as alive today as they were when the plays were originally staged during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, baptized on 26 Aprilaccording to the parish register of the Holy Trinity Church.
His birthday is popularly thought to be April 23rd, but as this is both the date of his death 54 years later and St.
George's Day, the coincidence may be too far-fetched. William Shakespeare - Poet - William Shakespeare, regarded as the foremost dramatist of his time, wrote more than thirty plays and more than one hundred sonnets, all written in the form of three quatrains and a couplet that is now recognized as Shakespearean.
William Shakespeare (26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a.Download