William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream, Merchant Of Venice And Much Ado About Nothing

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In London was where Shakespeare got his beginning. By the 1590’s Shakespeare was managing an acting company in London. It was called The Lord Chamberlain’s men. While managing this company it became very popular, also Shakespeare began publishing and selling his work. By 1597 he had fifteen plays published and by 1599 Shakespeare and a few business built their own theater on the bank of the Thames River. They later named it The Globe (“Prezi 3”).

Some of Shakespeare’s earlier plays include Richard II, Henry VI, Henry V and of course the iconic Romeo and Juliet. Most of his earlier plays demonstrate the common theme of the consequences of weak rulers. However, he also wrote various comedies, these include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Merchant of Venice and Much ado About Nothing. It was in his later years that Shakespeare shifted from comedies to tragedies. After 1600 he wrote Hamlet. King Lear, Othello and Macbeth. Familiar themes amongst all these plays include betrayal and flawed morals. In his final days Shakespeare wrote various tragicomedies, including Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest. (“Rowse 4”)

Along with many other aspects of his life the date of Shakespeare’s death is a debate amongst scholars. Many believe that he died on his birthday, April 23rd of the year 1616. However, there are scholars who claim that this idea is merely fiction and that he actually died two day later on April 25th, 1616. He left most of his possessions to his older…

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