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  • Hamlet - 1,167 words
    Hamlet THESIS: In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. the theme of this play is revenge. William Shakespeare was born in April, 1564 in Stratford, Warwickshire, about 100 miles northwest of London. According to the records of Stratford's Holy Trinity Church, he was baptized on April 26. Since it was customary to baptize infants within days of birth, and since Shakespeare died 52 years later on April 23, and--most significantly--since April 23 is St. George's day, the patron saint of England, it has become traditional to assign the birth day of England's most famous poet to April 23. Shakespeare's parents were John and Mary Shakespeare, who lived in Henley Street, Stratford. John, the s ...
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  • Hamlet Themes - 1,166 words
    Hamlet Themes In the play, "Hamlet", by William Shakespeare. the theme of this play is revenge. William Shakespeare was born in April, 1564 in Stratford, Warwickshire, about 100 miles northwest of London. According to the records of Stratford's Holy Trinity Church, he was baptized on April 26. Since it was customary to baptize infants within days of birth, and since Shakespeare died 52 years later on April 23, and--most significantly--since April 23 is St. George's day, the patron saint of England, it has become traditional to assign the birth day of England's most famous poet to April 23. Shakespeare's parents were John and Mary Shakespeare, who lived in Henley Street, Stratford. John, the ...
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  • Jealousy And Mistaken Identity In Shakespeare - 1,192 words
    Jealousy and Mistaken Identity in Shakespeare Jealousy and Mistaken Identity in Shakespeare William Shakespeares life is somewhat of a mystery to scholars due to the fact that most information that is known is very scattered and sparse. No one knows the exact date of Shakespeares birth, but his baptism occurred on Wednesday, April 26, 1564. His father was John Shakespeare, a tanner, glover, dealer in grain, and town official of Stratford. His mother, Mary, was the daughter of Robert Arden, a prosperous gentleman-farmer. William Shakespeare and his family lived on Henley Street. A bond dated November 28, 1582 stated that William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway entered into a marriage contract. ...
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  • Life Of Shakespeare - 504 words
    Life of Shakespeare Birth Date. William Shakespeare, surely the world's most performed and admired playwright, was born in April, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, about 100 miles northwest of London. According to the records of Stratford's Holy Trinity Church, he was baptized on April 26. Since it was customary to baptize infants within days of birth, and since Shakespeare died 52 years later on April 23, and--most significantly--since April 23 is St. George's day, the patron saint of England, it has become traditional to assign the birth day of England's most famous poet to April 23. As with most sixteenth century births, the actual day is not recorded. And as with most remarkable ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet - 1,149 words
    Romeo And Juliet Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, these amazing plays all originated from the single mind of William Shakespeare. The plays in which Shakespeare wrote, he wrote out of a very small educated mind a distinct love for the bible and of course, an imagination. The plays in which Shakespeare wrote were all written as an adult to, leaving his past to be misled into false claims. Shakespeare never wrote and autobiography and much is not known about his childhood sense it was never a real corner stone for people who enjoyed his plays and poems to think about, but as the saying goes, you cant understand your future till you understand your past. This strictly helps us interpret why each and e ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet - 1,107 words
    ... am attended Kings new Grammar school in Stratford ( Gray 8 ). In this school, and with most schools throughout England at this time, language was extensively taught thoroughly and to children at an early age. The children from around age 4 to 7 would begin to learn the language of Latin and would rarely be spoken to in English at school, so that they had to learn Latin. Shakespeare often had to write letters using the Latin text. In school he was also taught how to speak and write his old English text which is basically the language in many of his plays. Shakespeare was taught how to read the Aesops fables in Latin. During his school career he had many teachers who based their teaching s ...
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  • Romeo Juliet - 915 words
    Romeo & Juliet Excellent tragedy author: worst tragic life Yesterday afternoon I went to watch the play Romeo & Juliet at the Globe by one of the best play writer, William Shakespeare. The changes in the emotions, the tragedy, the comedy and the whole setting of the play brilliant. He has written many plays about comedies, histories and the tragedies. I know you are thinking I know that? But a lot of people dont know much about his family and his parents and origination, so after send my men around the country here is some thing about Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. John Shakespeare, Williams father, was a Glover and a Whittaker. He was a h ...
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  • Shakespeare And Catholicism - 1,249 words
    Shakespeare And Catholicism By researching the life and writings of William Shakespeare, it can be shown that many Christian values and beliefs are displayed through his literary works. In order to understand the religious content in Shakespeare's work it is helpful to first understand what the religious environment in England was like around Shakespeare's time. England, ever since it was ruled by the Romans, had been a Catholic nation. Before Shakespeare's lifetime, a drastic change occurred that completely upended the existing Catholicism of the English people. During King Henry VIII's reign, the English people were, for the most part, content with Catholicism. Through a series of very com ...
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  • Shakespeare And His Plays - 1,168 words
    Shakespeare and His Plays William Shakespeare was a supreme English poet and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all the dramatists. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held on April 23, and he was baptized on April 24, 1564. He was the third of eight children, and was the eldest son of John Shakespeare. He was probably educated in a local grammar school. As the eldest son, Shakespeare would of taken over his father's business, but according to one account, he became a butcher because of reverses in his father's financial situation. According to another account ...
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  • Shakespeare Life - 741 words
    Shakespeare Life England's greatest poet and playwright was born at Stratford-upon-Avon, the son of a tradesman and Alderman of Stratford, John Shakespeare in 1564. William, the eldest son, and third child (of eight) was baptised on 26th April 1564 and probably educated at Stratford Grammar School, but little is known of his life up to his eighteenth year. He did not go to University and his younger contemporary and fellow-dramatist, Ben Johnson, would later speak disparagingly of his "small Latin, and less Greek" in the eulogy prefaced to the Firs Folio. However the Grammar School curriculum would have provided a formidable linguistic, and to some extent literary, education. Although, in 15 ...
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  • Shakespeare Life - 327 words
    Shakespeare Life Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564 in the town of Stratford, England. His father, John Shakespeare was a glove maker and his mother May Arden inherited land so they had some money. As a result of his father having money he did not have to stay home and help out as much. He probably unlike many other children at that time attended the towns free school. At the age of eighteen Shakespeare married Anne Hathawy November 27, 1582 who was eight years older then him. He had three children his first was Susanna then twins Hamnet and Judith. For most of his life he lived in London and had very little to do with Stratford. He listed as a member of the Lord Chamberlains Company, which ...
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  • Shakespeare Overall Essay: History And Effects On History - 1,629 words
    Shakespeare Overall Essay: History And Effects On History SHAKESPEARE Let me tell you a story of two young lovers torn apart by the wrath of their parents oh, you've heard this one already? How about the story of the evil villain plotting to overthrow his king? Heard that one too? Surprisingly enough, these stories came into creation over two hundred years ago. The wonder lies not in the stories, but in the man behind them. William Shakespeare is really the defining icon for modern literature. Because of his plays, prose, and poems; the works of Shakespeare are considered to be some of the finest literature ever written. His stories established a foundation off which thousands of dramas, rom ...
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  • Shakespeares Biography - 1,285 words
    ShakespeareS Biography Shakespeare's Biography Shakespeare is one of those historical literary figures whose name carries the connotation of genius. His name is mentioned with the same reverence given to those masters of the arts who have become larger than life, so famous that they are known by last names only: Chaucer, Beethoven, Bach, Degas, Monet, Mozart, and Picasso. Shakespeare's plays have become so ingrained in part of the English-speaking culture that it is impossible to list all of his contributions to language, literature, and drama. Shakespeare is the most quoted English author of all time. Although Shakespeare's name and contribution to literature is awe-inspiring, the man himse ...
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  • The Life And Works Of Shakespeare - 675 words
    The Life And Works Of Shakespeare William Shakespeare is the world's most admired playwright and poet. He was born in April, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, about 100 miles northwest of London. According to the records of Stratford's Holy Trinity Church, he was baptized on April 26. As with most sixteenth century births, the actual day is not recorded but people are guessing that he was born on April 23. Shakespeare's parents were John and Mary Shakespeare, who lived in Henley Street, Stratford. John, the son of Richard Shakespeare, was a maker, worker and seller of leather goods like purses, belts and gloves and a dealer in agricultural commodities. He served in Stratford government successive ...
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  • William Shakespeare - 1,435 words
    William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), was an English playwright and Poet, he is considered the greatest dramatist the world has ever known and the finest poet who has written in the English language. Shakespeare is known as the most popular author, no other writer's plays have been produced so many times in so many different places. Many reasons can be given for Shakespeare's popular audience, one is because of his broad understanding of human nature. Shakespeare understood people like nobody else did, he could see a dramatic situation in all of humans that relate to each other. From this he could create characters that have meaning beyond the time and place of his plays, yet ...
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  • William Shakespeare - 574 words
    William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in Statfordon-Avon, England in April 1564. The son of John Shakespeare a Glover and his mother Mary Arden who came of wealthy framing family. William Shakespeare was the eldest of three sons there were also four daughters, only one of his sisters out lived William. From when Shakespeare died there has been lots of books written about Shakespeare and his works. Such as Shakespeare in his Brie Lives written by Aurbery in the 17th century and Shakespeare Truth and Tradition written by Dr J. S. Smart in 1928. There have been many more but too many to list. Shakespeare grew up and developed a great sense of words and how to use them. He soon met a ...
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  • William Shakespeare - 807 words
    William Shakespeare In the year of 1564 the man known as William Shakespeare was born, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The exact date of birth is unknown but is traditionally celebrated on the 23 of April. To Englanders this day is known as The Feast of St. George. The third-born of eight children to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden Shakespeare, William was their eldest son. John Shakespeare was a glove-maker and a tanner. Earlier in his life John had served a term as the mayor of Stratford, was a town councilman, one of Stratfords justices of peace, and an ale taster. John, unfortunately, could not write. In 1601, when William was 37 years old, John Shakespeare died. William inherited what ...
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  • William Shakespeare - 1,341 words
    William Shakespeare William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet recognized in much of the world as the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeares plays communicate a profound knowledge of human behavior, revealed through portrayals of a wide variety of characters. His use of poetic and dramatic means to create a unified artistic effect out of several vocal expressions and actions is recognized as a singular achievement, and his use of poetry within his plays to express the deepest levels of human motivation in individual, social, and universal situations is considered one of the greatest accomplishments in literary history. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon. No kno ...
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  • William Shakespeare - 494 words
    William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in the Hole Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire on April 23, 1564. He was the first son and third child of John Shakespeare, a leather tanner and a maker of gloves, and Mary Arden Shakespeare. Williams parents were married around 1558 and had a total of eight children, three of which died in childhood. Williams family had been living in the area of Warwickshire for many years and was respected. Williams father was at one time prosperous and elected to municipal offices. He was a member of the Stratford council in 1557 and appointed mayor in 1568. John was not without fault, though, and four times from 1570 ...
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  • William Shakespeare Life - 282 words
    William Shakespeare Life William Shakespeares parents names were John Shakespeare, and Mary Shakespeare. There is no accurate birth date known yet. William Shakespeare began school at the age 7, in Stratford, his hometown. At the age 13, William began working with his father in the gloving business. When Shakespeare was young, he saw plays himself, that made him decide he wanted to be an author when he was older. Shakespeare wrote poems and plays. Shakespeare based his writings on his feelings, and things he thought would be great to use. Shakespeares family was made of farmers, and they sold their products to make a living. William had two sisters, Joan and Margaret. Joan died in 1562; Marg ...
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