Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shakespeare Introduction Paragraph

Who was William Shakespeare? William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet. His surviving works, including 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. The reason why this topic is important is because most of the plays that he wrote were copied and retold. And the books he wrote they were also copied and published all around the world.


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  2. Really? When did you suddenly begin writing things like, "world's preeminent dramatist"? I highly recommend you redo this assignment in your own words or cite words from other sources. :-(