Shakespear Essay

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Life and the writing of Shakespeare

Have you ever wonder if there was a great artist. Not one who drew, but one who wrote better then anyone of his time. Well look no further because here you will find you answer. I will tell you about the wonderful William Shakespeare. It is not known exactly when Shakespeare was born but, April 26, 1564 is generally the accepted date. John and Mary Arden were his parents. He began his schooling at the age of six at the Stratford grammar school, this was only a short walk from his house on Henley street. He had few siblings. It is thought that Shakespeare left school at the age of fifteen to take up a job. This was the norm at the time. It is also ...view middle of the document...

Some of his tragedies would be: "Titus Andronicus", "Hamlet", "Julius Caesar", "Macbeth" and probably his most famous, "Romeo and Juliet". He also made some very

ambitious plays that were based on political events. He even made some that dramatized The rule and life of the king. Some of them would be: "King John", Richard II and Richard III. Now not all of his play were controversial or tragic, he also made some comedies. A Few of them would be: Loves labors lost, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives Of Windsor, Tempest, Twelfths Night and probably his most famous A midsummer night dream.

Shakespeare enjoyed writing a lot. His first plays were written in the conventional style of the day. As time passed he develop his own style. In his writing he use a ton of puns, he was also know for using inside jokes. Shakespeare often show the intelligent of his characters through the speech. Shakespeare often exaggerated in his plays and used stereotypes. One of his greatest strengths was imagery. Shakespeare wrote his plays in 'Quarto texts. This means the paper was folded in four ways. Very few of his plays were printed in his life time. However they were printed more massively after his death. This also lead to them being plagiarized and changed to the printers wants.

Amidst all his success, Shakespeare lost his only son, Hamnet. Hamnet died at the young age of eleven. However Shakespeare's carrier continued to steam on forward. He became on of the co-owners of the Globe theater. He continued on investing in London real estate and bought a second theater, The Blackfriars Gatehouse. At this time he was just one year away from retirement. The final play her wrote was King Henry VIII.

Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. Both his daughters and his wife were still alive. Both...

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