All The World 's A Stage Essay examples

1125 Words Oct 26th, 2014 5 Pages
Keegan Cody
English 1
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“All The World’s a Stage”
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts” (As You like It, Act II, Scene VII). William Shakespeare, himself, knew these many parts. In his life he played an actor, a husband, a writer and some say he even played a thief and a fraud. “For today 's public, of course, Shakespeare is to literary genius what Mozart is to music and Leonardo to painting.”(Doug Stewart, To Be or Not to Be Shakespeare) William Shakespeare, though uneducated and from an average upbringing, has impacted the English language though his playwriting and prose.
Shakespeare 's life begins as the son of notable parents in the typical life of his time. He goes to a free grammar school and goes on to marry a local farmer’s daughter and has children. Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. His parents, John and Mary, had eight kids in all, but lost three girls to the Black Plague. Shakespeare was raised by his mother and Father who ran a successful business of glove making. Despite their standing in the community, it is believed that neither of his parents could write.
Although there is no record of Shakespeare attending, it is widely believed that he was educated at Stratford Grammar School, but was removed from school around age thirteen because of his father’s financial and social difficulties. On November 28,…

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