Free Hamlet Essays: To Read Or Not To Read?

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To read, or not to read: That is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the reader to suffer, the grammar and hardship of outrageous words, Or to take arms against a world of difficult sayings. And by opposing, read them? To read: to enjoy; no more; and by a play to say we end The head-ache and the thousands of hours spend on reading! Now that is part of a quote that most people know, and mess with all the time. William Shakespeare wrote something like this in his play, Hamlet. Normally when you hear of the name “William Shakespeare” You think of one man that wrote numerous of beautifully written plays and poems. Or you think of the times you were forced to read his works and the headaches you earned from trying to decipher what he is saying. …show more content…
Right after he leaves school, the times between 1578-1582 is named as the Lost Years of Shakespeare. Where our beloved poet is hiding away from humanity. Okay, not really. Written records of his whereabouts and the things he did in the few years were not exactly easy to find. One of the few records was in a church showing that he got married in 1582 to a local farmer's daughter named Anne Hathway. A church called Holy Trinity also has records of his three children that were baptised there. Due to the fact that there is so little information on him during the Lost Years, people started making stories and theories about why he was so quiet. One of the most famous tales of him was him having to, “flee from Stratford after being caught poaching deer in Sir Thomas Lucy’s deer park” (Chrisp 1). There is not much evidence to back this up. Maybe this is the reason that Shakespeare went to London. Although there is not much on that, there is evidence that Shakespeare worked as a butcher in Stratford. Even though there is only two cases backing it up, two cases are better than nothing backing up a statement at all. For example, nothing, or very little evidence, is there to back up the fact that Shakespeare actually poached deer at Sir Thomas Lucy’s deer park, only theories and stories that try and fill the emptiness of the time gap. The first account of …show more content…
He made an outraged cry declaring that Shakespeare was stealing from other poets and playwrights. Although it might seem rude, it actually gives wonderful evidence of Shakespeare! “Greene’s outcry testifies, both in passion and in the work it implies Shakespeare had been doing for some time, that the young poet had already established himself in the capital” (“William Shakespeare” 2). It proves that Shakespeare had already started to be successful. He also was in London, meaning that he moved out of his hometown to be able to move his acting and writing career forward. Of course, all good things have to end...no he did not die. A plague spread around and caused the theatre life to be halted for some time. While that was going on, Shakespeare was able to write some of his most delicate works. After the plague ended, he completely emerged into his career in about 1594, when he became part of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. It was a very popular acting company, in fact it was actually one of two! With being with them, he even performed numerous of times for the queen of England, queen Elizabeth I. With being a part of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, Shakespeare had to do his part in helping the world of acting come all together and wonderfully. In 1599, he helped the company open the most famous theatre built, The Globe. Globe Theatre became

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