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How William Shakespeare affected Modern Englishby Nikita Zholtok
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During the time of William Shakespeare, he became to work in the theater. The strongest of the most powerful men guarded William Shakespeare and some of his colleagues/actors. The influence of Lord Chamberlain and James I in preserving the dignity of Shakespeare's writing and troop was invaluable "William Shakespeare - Biography".
Around the 1560s, English drama usually included mysteries and tragic events with comic relief. These plays were performed by craft guilds. The plays were reliant on religious themes and allegories. Performers of non-mystery plays lived on the fringes of society most often traveling with the crew/show. As often as they performed, they were arrested for indigency "William Shakespeare - Biography".
Harold Bloom describes the importance of William Shakespeare on the role of the English language. Bloom says in the anxiety of Influence, unlike other writers and artists, William Shakespeare was able to eclipse all writers who preceded him and to set the tracks for many other writers who followed him "William Shakespeare - Biography".
William Shakespeare was not famously known back in his early life. In his lifetime his reputation and talent was matched up against Robert Greene, Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe. Shakespeare's reputation was not widespread until many years after his death around the nineteenth when the Romantics touted his brillance and the Victorians embraced him as one of the greatest examples of British exceptionalism "William Shakespeare - Biography".
William Shakespeare has a big reputation, maybe the best one out of all the writers in the 16th-17th century. At times he was referred as the Bard, or by the more regal Bard of Avon. William Shakespeare is viewed as a quintessential English writer. Shakespeare's poems and plays have changed the way people write and view plays. A famous literary critic named Harold Bloom, applauded William Shakespeare's work and culture to his wonderful plays "William Shakespeare - Biography".
Shakespeare invented many words and baby names. Simpson, Biel and Rabbit are just a few of the names he invented. Jessica, was one of the more popular names that appeared in one of Shakespeare's play called The Merchant of Venice (The Quick 10).
William Shakespeare gave us many words. Utter a couple words, and you'll probably say a word Shakespeare invented. 10% of his 20,000-word vocabulary was new to his audiences. Fashionable or softhearted are only some of the words Shakespeare invented for the English language. None of these words would be words unless Shakespeare had used them in his poems/plays (The Quick 10).
Shakespeare earned his reputation at first by his acting. Although his work as an actor changed after he wrote some very famous plays, he remained an important actor that might of helped him understand plays and poems better (Ganeri).
William Shakespeare always criticized comedians who tried to upstage the rest of the actors by laughing at their own joke and applauding themselves. Actors tended to become known for their joking manner or not quite as much. Some were famous for having played many parts that were very specific (Olsen).
Many London theaters were built outside of London, usually in a city called Southwark, to be able to have space in a smaller town for larger crowds to exit the theater. Since the plays attracted huge crowds, they were always criticized for encouraging disorder and spreading deadly disease that caused many plagues and deaths (Olsen).
docs.google.com Annotated Bibliography
www.youtube.com Notes on The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare with music composed and performed by Dan Sandman. Accompanying illustrations found using google images...
The past few months, we as a class have worked hard on completing this project. Many have said this is harder than a regular paper. I would have to disagree. This by far seems like the better way to present information about our topic. Not only is this more easier to grade and create, but it gives us a visual idea on what this project could look like with pictures. Having the ability to create small "hotspots" and placing them by/on a picture can create an easier way to learn and understand the project. I hope we will be able to make another ThingLink project soon!
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