William Shakespeare Research Paper

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The Saucy Boy "The course of true love never did run smooth." Those words are from Shakespeare's, A Midsummers Night Dream. Whenever someone says something poetic and beautiful, one of the first comments is, "That is some Shakespearian stuff right there!" Shakespeare is definitely one of the best authors in the English language. Shakespeare is the most quoted author in the English language, and it is not very hard to see why. Leaving an eternal mark on the literary world, Shakespeare will always be the most influential author in history. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon Avon, England and his estimated date of birth was April 23rd, 1564. He was later baptized on April 26th, 1564. Not much is known about Shakespeare's early life, …show more content…

In 1592, Robert Green, a critic and playwrite, wrote a jealous attack against Shakespeare and dismissed him as an upstart. By 1594 Shakespeare was acting and writing plays for the Lord Chamberlain's Men. He was also a managing partner in the company and worked at the Theatre, their playhouse. Shakespeare began writing when there was a shift in the styles. Shakespeare used that to his advantage by creating new words, having complex metaphors, and of course there were puns. Shakespeare would also put in parts of his past or aspects of his life. According the Brett Foster, an author and professor at Wheaton College, has stated, "Romeo, upon beholding Juliet at her balcony exclaims, 'O, that I were a glove upon that hand?' 'That I might touch that cheek.' It relates back to his father's glove making business"(21). Shakespeare did tie in bits of his life into his many plays and shows which makes his plays very …show more content…

During that time Shakespeare turned to poetry and wrote many poems including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. All of his writing were very popular. Within the article "Shakespeare, William" The Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library has stated, "He [Shakespeare] was a popular dramatist at a time when drama was flourishing in England"(337). This probably helped start out his career and make him very successful. He had a comfortable income and was able to buy a larger house and invested in additional property in Stratford before he died on his birthday in 1616 at age

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