Marlowe was very intelligent and was a very well rounded and strong writer and he proved it in his plays and books. It was said that Christopher Marlowe influenced William Shakespeare, which was born in the same year as Marlowe. Christopher Marlowe could’ve been known as an even better writer than Shakespeare if it wouldn’t have been for his early mysterious death. A warrant was set on Christopher Marlowe on May 18th, 1593. There was no specific reason given for the warrant to be put on him.
His most famous plays include The Price, The Death of A Salesman , and The Crucible. The Death of A Salesman , became an iconic figure in the theater world. Miller was married three times. His first wife Mary Grace Slattery 1940-1956 which he had two children, then to the iconic sex symbol Marilyn Monroe 1956-1961. His last wife Inge Morath 1962-2002 which he also had two children.
In 1937 he served as a war corresponded for a few American Newspapers during the Spanish civil War. Later in 1940, Hughes published an autobiography called The Big Sea. He also started to write in the Chicago Defender colum. He created a character called Jesse B. Semple or mostly know as “Simple.” They were very successful and “Simple” would appear in Hughes later books and plays. Then in the late 1940s Hughes helped write the lyrics for a musical titled Street Scene.
William Shakespeare, who is considered as England’s national poet, is also known as the greatest dramatist of all the time. He was an English playwright, poet and actor. Since he was born in Stratford-upon Avon, England, English people take him as “Bard of Avon”. During his life, he wrote 39 plays, 154 sonnets, and few of other verses. But while most of his works are famous throughout the world, his personal life is shrouded in mystery.
August Wilson and His Influence on American Theatre by Isaac Harris As I sit here, on my couch, researching a man named August Wilson, who died ten years ago, I wonder why he is still taking up my time. What has he done in his life that is oh-so important that he is still stressing teenagers out over an essay they have to write about him. Well, for starters, he won 25 theatre awards over the course of 25 years, he wrote 16 plays, ten of which correlated directly to each other and his life, and he is influencing playwrights all over the world to this day. August Wilson connected all his plays to one another, starting a trend that is still prevalent today, as seen in much of Tim Burton’s work. Wilsons collection is called “The Pittsburgh
In 1941, Orson Welles directed a movie that many now consider to be the best movie ever made. With eight wins and twelve other nominations, Citizen Kane stars Welles himself, playing newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane, who was based on the real-life William Randolph Hearst. The story immediately begins with Kane’s death, and his last word sparks a wave of curiosity among journalists, leaving them to investigate the meaning of the mysterious “Rosebud.” During the film, the audience learns that Kane, although wealthy, was not necessarily happy; he had lost love and respect numerous times throughout his life, and each of those events forced him into a deeper state of isolation. On the other hand, 2010 movie The Social Network, directed by David
King Lear shows the great age of tragedy that established as one of the greatest tragedy play of William Shakespeare. In King Lear it exhibits a character in which it shows some distinctions it depicts a positive light to the novel class and lower class. The question is why did William Shakespeare write the play King Lear? The story of King Lear and his three daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia existed in some form up to decades before Shakespeare recorded his own vision in Shakespeare’s time; many events including the historical context trends influenced his writing of King Lear. In the perspective of Sociological Approach, In the tragic play King Lear is about kingship and was written when monarchy was in the central, the role of the monarch to the society was under the role of King James.
Arguably one of the most influential writers in all of existence, William Shakespeare 's work is continuing to be told and inspires similar works throughout American literary works today. Different renditions of his plays in spin-offs and parodies can be found in the hundreds in just movies alone, even 400 plus years after his death. These plays and sonnets are memorable due to their raw emotion and exaggerated turmoils. The life and experiences of William Shakespeare are quite simplistic for such an influential and intricate writer such as
Not only the world but also the other writers and critics considered him as a person who was blessed with a mind full of imaginations. Ben Jonson says “He was not of an age, but for all time”  calling Shakespeare an all time favourite. Shakespeare’s reputation remained steadfast for more than three hundred years which is commendable and appreciative. William Shakespeare was born on 23rd April, 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon, a village in Warwickshire. His father was a grain dealer whose fortunes declined after some time and Shakespeare who attended the local grammar school had to give up his studies at the age of 13 or 14 in order to help in the family business.
William Shakespeare was a poet and a playwright, generally regarded as one of the world’s most famous playwrights to ever live. Shakespeare lived during the 16th centruy, and during his time, he wrote 37 different plays and 144 sonnets. Those plays included mainly comedies and tragedies. One of Shakespeare’s most orignial plays was a comedy known as The Tempest. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most original plays due to the fact that he had no outside influence or collaboration when creating the story.
A man that went through so much in life, Kurt had the life experience necessary to be able to write a comedic book with serious undertones. Kurt lived a life that should be admired by all. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born on November 11th, 1922. While the first 21 years of his life may seem uneventful compared to once he enlisted, they are still important in shaping his character. Born in Indianapolis, he was the youngest of three to Kurt Vonnegut Sr. and his wife Edith.
Jack London was one of the most famous muckrakers in America. He was born on January 12th 1896 and died November 22nd 1916. Jack London was born to be John Griffith Chaney, but over the years he soon started to go buy Jack London, which is what most people know him by. He was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He began writing in 1893 and published many stories.
Welles and John Houseman built sort of a ‘Dynamic Duo’ creating a version of Macbeth, at the Mercury Theatre. Its first official production, an adaption of Julius Caesar in contemporary form, was a huge success. Several more acclaimed stage productions followed before the Mercury moved into radio and began producing a weekly program, "The Mercury Theatre on the Air.” War of the Worlds was a program
He wrote a total of six novels while in college, and his early inspirers where Jesus, Hamlet, and Shelley. Shelley, who Upton Sinclair was referring to is really Percy Bysshe Shelley, who is a very highly known poet, playwright, and author of the English romantic period. One of his most famous works include the Masque of Anarchy and Queen Mab. (Percy Bysshe Shelley; Web). After finishing school at Columbia Sinclair made the decision to be a serious writer and to make his bills every month a freelance journalist.
Fitchat 1 Upton Sinclair Michael Fitchat Kevin Fober AP US History 25 January 2016 Fitchat 2 Upton Beale Sinclair, Jr. one of the most influential writers and muckrakers of the 1900s. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878. His family moved to New York when he was 10 years old. Later he attended the college of the city of New York at the age of 14. He wrote short fiction novels for magazines to help pay for college.