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Yasyulevich 1 Arthur Yasyulevich Eng-113-01 Erin Lesh July 17, 2011 Shakespeare and His Works One thing that we see in common with all great movies and movie series’ is that there is always a great director behind the scenes and leading the charge. The same can be said for the combination of authors and their books and also dramatists and their plays. One man, who which most of the world is well known with, really elevated this greatness of writings. He also seemed to put himself on higher levels with each and every piece that he wrote. This intelligent and witty pioneer is William Shakespeare and he seemed to evolve a great deal of the literal techniques we use today. The purpose of this paper is to look closer into the life of Shakespeare, take a close look at his works, and also get a deeper understanding of those works. William was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, in England in 1564. He was one of the seven children born to John and Mary Arden Shakespeare. His impressive literature background started from an early age, Shakespeare attended a very good grammar school for seven years in Stratford and all his professors were graduates from Oxford. In result of this great education, he became one of the most famous and successful
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Yasyulevich 2 dramatists in history. In 1582 at 18 years of age, Shakespeare married a much older Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway, three years later in 1585 is when his lost years stated. Throughout these years Shakespeare gathered thoughts and ideas for poems and plays. In these years is when Shakespeare was basically in hiding and is where his ideas started to form. Their first daughter, Susanna, was born in 1583, and followed by twins in 1585, Hamnet and Judith. Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was buried in the chancel of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford. During his estimated 52 years of life, Shakespeare wrote over 40 well known plays of tragedies, comedy, and history. He had a few famous poems that he wrote as well. Throughout his years Shakespeare wrote thirty eight plays and one hundred fifty four sonnets. The two most popular of Shakespeare’s works and ones that will be discussed later in this document is “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet”. As mentioned earlier “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet” are two of Shakespeare’s most successful works. Whether he wrote one of the plays in some sort of similarity or bases on the other, we will never know. One thing is for certain though, that the two plays have plenty of similarities and distinctive differences between them. Before even reading the plays themselves and just looking at the character list of both, reveals an extremely plentiful supply of characters. Hamlet has around 17 characters while Romeo takes it up a notch with having around 25 characters. So right from the get-go both plays feature a number of characters, whether they are main character with big roles or ones that step in for a small scene and basically say nothing. Another similarity right
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course BUS 105 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '10 term at Appalachian State.

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