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.
Locke, Hobbes’s opposing philosopher, was born years later on August 29, 1632, in Wrington, Somerset, England. Contrary to Hobbes, Locke believed that people had rights and that a democracy is the most logical form of governing. Similar to Hobbes, his surroundings and upbringing affected his philosophy. Lokke was raised in a puritan home, and his father had high connections in the government which gave him the access to a good education. He attended Oxford Christ Church where he majored logic and metaphysics, as well as the classical languages.
For example, when Stephen Marche concludes his passage How Shakespeare Changed Everything, he comments that “Shakespeare created this category of humanity, which now seems as organic to us as the spring. In place of nostalgia and loathing, Shakespeare would have us look at teenagers in a spirit of wonder, even the spotty ones and the awkward ones and the wild ones” (Marche). Stephen Marche is trying to tell us that Shakespeare’s creation of the adolescent has left people fascinated for centuries, even those that don’t seem normal. The quote supports Shakespeare being a part of the high school curriculum because leaving out a man who has invented an entire age group, as well as creating a massive contribution to modern English, would only hurt a freshman’s performance. Additionally, Stephen Marche mentions that “Nothing could seem more natural to us than the rebellion of teenagers, which explains why Romeo and Juliet has fit easily into twentieth-century pop culture” (Marche).
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.
Being destined for the law, he was sent to the university of Salamanca at the age of fourteen. He hates studying and in 1501 he returned home to pursue a life filled with adventure. When he arrived home it was arranged for him to go on a adventure with Ovando, who was appointed commander of the San Domingo. Unfortunately this expedition was prevented because he went to pursue a lovely lady. After that he sought to seek a military career under the great Gonsalvo de Córdoba, but a serious illness prevented him from his trip.
He was born to John and Mary Arden on April 23, 1564 in the city of Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Most likely, he had education in King Edward IV Grammar School. There he learned the Latin and Greek languages, and also read Roman works of drama. He was married to Anne Hathaway at the age of eighteen, and they had two children, Susanna and Judith. It is a fairly accurate guess that between 1585 and 1592, he worked as an actor and also wrote Venus and Adonis in 1593 and The Rape of Lucrece the following year.
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.
The Tempest was written by William Shakespeare, who was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. He was one of the most influential writers in the history of English Literature, the writer of about 38 plays and 154 sonnets, and the part-owner of the Globe Theatre. The original date of some of his works is uncertain, therefore the order of the plays and sonnets are questionable. However, since Shakespeare used material, that was not available until late 1610 (letters from the new Virginia colony in Jamestown, and an account of a shipwreck off Bermuda), we suppose that The Tempest was written in 1610-1611. It was first performed at Court by The King 's Men (Previously known as Lord Chamberlain 's Men, a theatrical company, it became The King 's Men in 1603, when King James I ascended the throne and became the company 's patron.)
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
Another worthwhile construction is the one of his, her, their as signs of genitive. It was particularly visible in Shakespeare 's “And art not thou Poines, his Brother?” (The origins,162). The origins of that seem not to be of one stream but while Shakespeare adopted it into his writings, it was first seen in King Alfred 's account on the history of the world where it was clearly stated “Nile, the river - her source is Near