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S: The Life of William Shakespeare

FC: Spirit of the Renaissance and The World of William Shakespeare | By:Ian Vela

1: How does the Renaissance influence literature and History? | The Renaissance had greatly influenced the literature and history of its time. During the Renaissance authors including Dante had started to write in their own language instead of Latin, therefore more people were open to literary works. This Renaissance was marked as a period in history where literature impacted all of society.

2: Italian Renaissance and TheElizabethan England Era | The Elizabethan England era and the Italian Renaissance both experienced golden ages. They both had greatly achieved in literature to a point where literature was a main part of society. People would purchase books to read and go see plays because of the well known authors including William Shakespeare and Edmund Spencer. Italy was surrounded by a massive body of water known as the Mediterranean sea as England was surrounded by English Channel, this greatly helped increase their trade which led to higher incomes.Religiously the Italians were Catholic as the people of England but there was a ongoing conflict between following the Catholic religion or Protestantism. They were both monarchy's.

3: The Life of William Shakespeare | Childhood- | William Shakespeare was born on April 23rd,1564 and was baptized Catholic on April 26th of that year. He was the son of John and Marry Shakespeare(Her maiden name was Arden) and was raised in Warwickshire,England. He had seven siblings who's names were the following- Joan, Margaret, William,Gilbert,Joan(named after the first Joan who had died of a plague), Anne, Richard, and Edmund. William had received a education where he had learned literature including translating Latin to English and vise versa. He would also have to study great authors. At the age of fourteen he was withdrawn from his education because of his fathers financial issues.

4: The Life of William Shakespeare | Adult Hood- | At the age of eighteen William Shakespeare had married to a women named Anne Hathaway who at the time was twenty-six years old. They had three children together who were Judith,Hamnet, and Susana. A tragedy had struck his family when Hamnet had died of the bubonic plague at the age of eleven.After this tragedy William had made a name for himself after he wrote his first poem which was published called "Venus and Adonis. His career from that point sky rocketed. After his many years of glory William had died on April 23rd 1616, his birthday. 7 years later his wife died at the age of 67.

5: The Career of William Shakespeare | Early Career- | William Shakespeare had started to become famous for his skills at writing poems, plays, and acting. William had moved to London at 1592 to push his career forward. This is where he had joined the Lord Chamberlains Men. The name then changed to The Kings Men in honor of King James the second.This is where his acting career began and where he got scouted because of his abilities and skill.

6: The Career of William Shakespeare | William Shakespeare's career continued- | As William Shakespeare's career continued to grow a Theatre was created where plays of his and others could play. The theatre was named The Globe Theatre, who William had co-owned with assets with The Kings Men. The Globe had opened in the summer of 1598. The theatre had a black and white timbered finish, with over hanging floors, and vertical/diagonal timbers. The theatre had much success until ts closing 2 years later due to the bubonic plague which struck England. William had created 37 plays of different genres including comedy,tragedy, and History. He died on April 23rd, 1616.

7: The Language of my time | William Shakespeare had used the Early ModernEnglish to write his plays.William Shakespeare was a great contributor to the English language by adding words to the dictionary.Some words he created includes Art(to be), hank you( listen to me), and Knave(rascal) are only a few examples. The amount of words he created range from 1500 to 1700.

8: MLA Bibliography | 1. "The Old Globe Theatre." Wiliam Shakespeare Info. 2005. Web. 19 Apr. 2012. . 2."Top 10 William Shakespeare Quotes." All Great Quotes. 2011. Web. 20 Apr. 2012. . 3. "Queen Elizabeth I." Kings and Queens of England. 2010. Web. 20 Apr. 2012. . 4.Pearcy, Thomas. "State of Italy during the Renaissance." W.W Norton. Thomas Pearcy, Jan.-Feb. 1997. Web. 20 Apr. 2012. . 5.Fernandez, Borja. "The Globe, William Shakespeare." Minh Pham. Web. 20 Apr. 2012. .

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  • Title: The Spirit of the Renaissance
  • The life of William Shakespeare during the time period of Elizabethan England
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