Between his marriage and writing this play, he moved to London, where he pursued a career as a playwright and actor. With his first few works, Richard III, Henry VI, The Comedy of Errors, and Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare became popular by 1590. When Venus and Adonis was published, one of the first of Shakespeare's known works to be printed, it was a huge success. Next came The Rape of Lucrece. By this time, Shakespeare had also made his mark as a poet.
Now a renowned poet, most famous for works such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe continues his legacy to modern times since death and a harsh and unforgiving childhood. His misfortunes carried on to early adulthood, and possibly further. People see the negativity and darkness in Poe’s lifetime through his many sensational works that continue to influence many across the globe. Although Poe’s childhood composed of deaths of his loved ones, poverty, and abandonment, he made a debut as a writer and soon collected praise from the people. Poe started his life in a run-down board house, born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts.
William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and an actor. He is famously known by the title of “England’s national poet” and the “Bard of Avon”. Shakespeare’s plays are important to today’s modern culture, and majorly impacted the late 1500’s and early 1600’s. Although there’s a relatively substantial amount of evidence that he is the author of his 37 plays, his authorship was questioned for a long time, beginning in the 18th century. Claims were made according to the Shakespeare Conspiracy Theory, that the main contenders for the authorship are Francis Bacon and Edward de Vere.
When he was 18 in 1582 he married Anne Hathaway, who was 26 at the time. They had three children, two daughters and a son, Hamnet, who died at the age of 11. Somewhere in between his marriage and his first play, Shakespeare moved to London, where he wrote most of his page. His plays and poems made him a famous playwright and poet, “In 1594, Shakespeare returned to the theater and became a charter member of the
Old Times was written by Harold Pinter and its first performance were on 1st June 1971 at the Aldwych Theatre, London, and was directed by Peter Hall and presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Its first publication was also in 1971. Harold Pinter (1930 – 2008) was an expert playwright in his aim of creating questions that are not resolved or explained. He was influenced by Samuel Beckett, Kafka and Dostoevsky and, at the same time, his ‘uncomfortable’ theatre influenced playwrights such as Sarah Kane, Steven Berkoff, David Mamet… He grew up in contrasting situations: while his family were from the working class, his father’s relatives were from upper classes and they gave him the chance to be interested in culture. During the Second World War, the
Faisal Mazen Mr. Ali Alshehab English- 10N 30 November 2016 Sonnet 18 Sonnet 18 is a poem written by the English poet, playwright, and actor William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon.” Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, and these are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres.
In 1873 he became an overnight success with his recitation of an elegy at the funeral of the poet Marino Jose de Larra. He was an improviser who made his name with his leyendas (legends). His greatest success was Don Juan Tenor (1844) which was one his most popular and well known play of 19th century Spain. Zorilla was considered one of the best play writers of the Spanish romantic theater. Introduction The Romantic Era, or the romantic period, was an literary, artistic, and very intellectual movement that originated in Europe.
He addressed “Bright Star” to his fiancé, Fanny Brawne, and it was published. John Keats died young but he had great talents to touch people’s heart by his Romantic Poems. http://www.biography.com/people/john-keats-9361568#early-years “Bright Star” is one of his major love poems that is written in his famous poetic forms – the Shakespearean sonnet. The tight line limit, rhyme scheme, and meter of the
B orn only two months before Shakespeare and dead before he was thirty, Christopher Marlowe, considered to be the first English tragic poet, began and ended his literary work while Shakespeare was still at the beginning. His earliest tragedy, Tamburlaine the Great, was a path opener for the possibilities of Elizabethan tragedy. It was followed by other three tragedies, Dr Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and Edward II. In the prologue to his first piece, Tamburlaine, the playwright announced his intention to use in tragedy “high astounding terms.” Arrogantly, he denounced “the jigging veins of rhyming mother wits” who had previously been devoted to tragedy. In spite of his wide literary studies and sympathies, Marlowe was a rebel in essence.
Christopher Marlowe’s playwriting career was short, no more than six years. Yet, despite his reputation of a “bad boy”, Marlowe pushed the limits of literary form, especially in the use of the blank verse and his achievements remain in the history of English literature. Marlowe discovered what the audiences of his time wanted, violent fiction, and he was able to provide that. His first play, Dido, Queen of Carthage, was performed in London in the late 1580s. His second play, Tamburlaine, was performed in London in 1587 and in this play Marlowe created the most famous, most versatile and noblest of English measure, the unrhymed decasyllabic (ten syllables) line called blank verse.