William Shakespeare Influences

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When William Shakespeare was born in the mid 1500s, the world did not know what talent and what change to the world he would bring. Shakespeare was a brilliant man with many talents. Because of his education and many different influences, Shakespeare developed a great skill for writing, becoming the greatest English playwright. William Shakespeare was a well-known poet and playwright. Almost a dozen years before the theatre in London opened, a man by the name of William Shakespeare was born. Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, a time otherwise known as “the Elizabethan Age” (“William Shakespeare”). Shakespeare was born in a tiny, country town outside of London called Stratford-on-Avon. John Shakespeare is the father of William …show more content…
At King’s New School, Shakespeare’s grammar was taught solely on memorization. His grammar included Latin and the classics (“William Shakespeare”). Due to the memorization, Shakespeare developed a skill of retaining everything he heard and read. His keen sense of remembering aided him with his writing later on. As part of his education, Shakespeare also acted; he was involved in Latin plays. Along with the oral performances and the memorization of grammar, Shakespeare also learned a lot of Latin literature and history. Aside from his attendance at school, as a young boy, Shakespeare attended church. There, he was exposed to the Book of Homilies, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Bible, which was of course, in English (Holland …show more content…
Nevertheless, Shakespeare continued to write poetry while he was in London. In the early 1590s, Shakespeare’s two major poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece were printed (“Shakespeare”). During these years, Shakespeare became a self-educated playwright and he began to make a name for himself. Other famous poets such as Marlowe, Robert Greene, Thomas Kyd, George Peele, and John Lyly all passed away during this time. This gave Shakespeare the perfect opportunity to take over the stage. Shakespeare became a member of Lord Chamberlain’s Men and soon after he became head playwright (“William Shakespeare”). Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, 1 Henry VI, and Romeo and Juliet were just a few of Shakespeare’s well known

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