William Shakespeare the Greatest Playwright William Shakespeare the Greatest Playwright Uploaded by tamii on Jan 13, William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman.
Visitor Survey Click here! Shakespeare is renowned as the English playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in history of English literature. Surprisingly for the world's greatest playwright, we actually know very little about Shakespeare's life.
What few details we have come from church records, land titles and the written opinions of others. Very little is known about young Shakespeare. We know that Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, and it is assumed that he was born on April 23, We also know that in at age eighteen, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, an older women who was twenty six at the time.
Shakespeare left Stratford for London to make his fortune roughly fours years later. Shakespeare headed to London sometime inthere already was an established community of playwrights. ByShakespeare was suffiently successful to be named as one of the more senior members of the Lord Chamberlain's men, an acting company that performed frequently before court.
This was no small honor; this prominent theatre company later became the royal company called the King's Men, making Shakespeare an official playwright to the King of England.
ByShakespeare was so successful as a playwright that his family was finally granted a Coat of Arms which amongst other things allowed Shakespeare to call himself a "gentleman".
Shakespeare's fortunes were also improving during this time; in he purchased the second largest house in Stratford which he called New Place and began buying up land around Stratford.
One year later, Shakespeare became a ten percent owner of the new purpose built theatre in London, the famous Globe Theatre were so many of his plays would later be performed. ByShakespeare retired, returning to Stratford and in Shakespeare died, famously bequething his second-best bed to his wife, often seen as a sign that his marriage may not have been happy.
Shakespeare's works are often divided into four periods beginning with what is referred to as an experimental period starting around and ending around which includes Titus Andronicus, Love's Labour's Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew.
The third period ending around marks perhaps the apex of Shakespeare's work with the tragedies, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear but also comedies such as Twelfth Night, All's Well that Ends Well and the epic history play, Antony and Cleopatra.
Amazingly, no original manuscripts survive reflecting the fact that many of these manuscripts were written purely for performance and were not regarded as pieces of literary work. There is also no general consensus on when all the plays were first performed.
It might surprise readers to know that many of Shakespeare's plays, especially in the experimental period were hardly original, borrowing plot features from earlier plays. Likewise with his history plays, Shakespeare compresses events and does not follow history too closely to add to the drama.
However borrowing plots and taking liberties with historical facts was not uncommon in Shakespeare's time and his skill for language, imagery, pun and his creative adaption of myth and history have set Shakespeare apart as arguably the greatest playwright of all time.Imagery of Disease in Hamlet: In Hamlet Shakespeare weaves the dominant motif of disease into every scene to illustrate the corrupt state of Denmark and Hamlet's all-consuming pessimism.
Images of ulcers, pleurisy, full body pustules, apoplexy, and madness parallel the sins of drunkenness, espionage, war, adultery, and murder, to reinforce the central idea that Denmark is dying. William Shakespeare, Shakespeare also spelled Shakspere, byname Bard of Avon or Swan of Avon, (baptized April 26, , Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England—died April 23, , Stratford-upon-Avon), English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time.
William Shakespeare Shakespeare is renowned as the English playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in history of English literature.. Shakespeare Plays All the plays from 'All's Well That Ends Well' to 'Twelfth Night' in the complete original texts with summaries.
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright who is considered one of the greatest writers to ever use the English language. He is also the most famous playwright in the world, with his plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages.
Being the greatest writer is different from person to person. To say that Shakespeare is the greatest writer of all time suggests he was the most liked writer/ most read/ most influential writer of all time.
He wasn't any of the three . Shakespeare's reputation as the greatest English-language writer stems from at least five dimensions of his collective work. The first of these is the sheer scope of his achievement. Over some thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare addressed virtually every aspect of .