Student Answers jdperry4 Student Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer in English literature for a number of reasons. Primarily, he wrote an incredible amount of works with great variety. Not only did Shakespeare write timeless plays, but he also produces sonnets and poems galore.
Shakespeare the man Life Although the amount of factual knowledge available about Shakespeare is surprisingly large for one of his station in life, many find it a little disappointing, for it is mostly gleaned from documents of an official character. Dates of baptismsmarriagesdeathsand burials ; willsconveyanceslegal processes, and payments by the court—these are the dusty details.
There are, however, many contemporary allusions to him as a writer, and these add a reasonable amount of flesh and blood to the biographical skeleton. William ShakespeareThis film recounts the life of Shakespeare from his early boyhood through his productive years as a playwright and actor in London.
Early life in Stratford The parish register of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-AvonWarwickshireshows that he was baptized there on April 26, ; his birthday is traditionally celebrated on April His father, John Shakespeare, was a burgess of the boroughwho in was chosen an alderman and in bailiff the position corresponding to mayorbefore the grant of a further charter to Stratford in He was engaged in various kinds of trade and appears to have suffered some fluctuations in prosperity.
His wife, Mary Arden, of Wilmcote, Warwickshire, came from an ancient family and was the heiress to some land. Given the somewhat rigid social distinctions of the 16th century, this marriage must have been a step up the social scale for John Shakespeare. 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 did not go on to the university, and indeed it is unlikely that the scholarly round of logic, rhetoricand other studies then followed there would have interested him.
Instead, at age 18 he married. Anne died inseven years after Shakespeare. There is good evidence to associate her with a family of Hathaways who inhabited a beautiful farmhouse, now much visited, 2 miles [3.
The next date of interest is found in the records of the Stratford church, where a daughter, named Susanna, born to William Shakespeare, was baptized on May 26, On February 2,twins were baptized, Hamnet and Judith.
How Shakespeare spent the next eight years or so, until his name begins to appear in London theatre records, is not known. 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.
It has also been conjectured that Shakespeare spent some time as a member of a great household and that he was a soldier, perhaps in the Low Countries.
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With his provocative commentary on the great books and authors. William Shakespeare, if that was his real name, was an obscure writer of Elizabethan entertainments about whom little is known.
Just kidding. But only partly. William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April ) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April ) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as 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 /5(K). Oct 03, · Considered the greatest English-speaking writer in history and known as England’s national poet, William Shakespeare () has had more theatrical works performed than any other playwright. Shakespeare's reputation as the greatest English-language writer stems from at least five dimensions of his collective work. The first of these is the sheer scope of his achievement. Over some thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare addressed virtually every aspect of .
Shakespeare influenced novelists such as Thomas Hardy, William Faulkner, and Charles Dickens. The American novelist Herman Melville’s soliloquies owe much to Shakespeare; his Captain Ahab in Moby-Dick is a classic tragic hero, inspired by King Lear.
Why is Shakespeare considered the greatest writer ever? Conclusion The greatness of William Shakespeare then rests upon his vivid sense of observation, upon his uncanny psychological insight into human nature and upon his genuine ability, as the true creative artist, to synthesize, by means of his imagination, the play of the human passions into .
With lively graphic-novel descriptions of many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Henry V, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and The Tempest, and drawing on the latest biographical research, this is the perfect introduction for children to the life and 5/5(3).