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  Shakespeare Authorship
He points out that nobody in Shakespeare's day or for centuries afterward thought that the plays displayed an accurate knowledge of royal courts (in fact, the opposite was the case), and that modern social historians familiar with 16th-century court life have come to a similar conclusion.
David Kathman's essay illustrates that Shakespeare's closest friends in Stratford were actually a rather cultured lot, and that their hometown bore little resemblance to the cesspool depicted by Oxfordians.
In Shakespeare's Knowledge of Italy, the Classics, and the Law, David Kathman focuses on three areas where antistratfordians have often claimed that the plays exhibit knowledge beyond the ability of William Shakespeare of Stratford: Italy, the classics, and law.
shakespeareauthorship.com   (6411 words)

  William Shakespeare Collection at Bartleby.com
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue.
Over 1500 quotations from all of Shakespeare’s plays and many poems formed the nucleus of John Bartlett’s famous collection.
The Lambs’ interweave the words of Shakespeare with their own to bring 20 of his most famous plays to the young reader.
www.bartleby.com /people/Shakespe.html   (211 words)

  William Shakespeare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shakespeare's literary achievement is not confined to his mastery of the poetic and dramatic form; his ability to capture and convey the most profound aspects of human nature is considered by many scholars to be unequalled, due to his understanding of the range and depth of human emotions.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England, in April 1564, the son of John Shakespeare, a successful tradesman, and of Mary Arden, a daughter of the gentry.
Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Shakespeare   (4868 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - William Shakespeare
The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, he was probably educated at the King Edward IV Grammar School in Stratford, where he learned Latin and a little Greek and read the Roman dramatists.
While Shakespeare was regarded as the foremost dramatist of his time, evidence indicates that both he and his world looked to poetry, not playwriting, for enduring fame.
Only eighteen of Shakespeare's plays were published separately in quarto editions during his lifetime; a complete collection of his works did not appear until the publication of the First Folio in 1623, several years after his death.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/122   (834 words)

 William Shakespeare - Complete Works of Shakespeare, Biography, Study Guides
All that is known of Shakespeare's youth is that he presumably attended the Stratford Grammar School, and did not proceed to Oxford or Cambridge.
Seven years later Shakespeare is recognized as an actor, poet and playwright, when a rival playwright, Robert Greene, refers to him as "an upstart crow" in A Groatsworth of Wit.
Shakespeare entertained the king and the people for another ten years until June 19, 1613, when a canon fired from the roof of the theatre for a gala performance of Henry VIII set fire to the thatch roof and burned the theatre to the ground.
www.shakespeare-literature.com   (518 words)

 Shakespeare Resource Center - Shakespeare's Biography
William, according to the church register, was the third of eight children in the Shakespeare household—three of whom died in childhood.
It is surmised by scholars that Shakespeare attended the free grammar school in Stratford, which at the time had a reputation to rival that of Eton.
What is certain is that William Shakespeare never proceeded to university schooling, which has stirred some of the debate concerning the authorship of his works.
www.bardweb.net /man.html   (1045 words)

 William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon - a brief history and his times
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was born at Stratford-upon-Avon in a house in Henley Street.
His mother, Mary Arden, was one of the daughters of Robert Arden, a yeoman farmer of Wilmcote: his father, John Shakespeare, was a glover and wool dealer of good standing who held the office of Bailiff of the Borough in 1568.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF Despite its famous associations with William Shakespeare and the impression given by its present name, the origins of King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon, and the half-timbered buildings that it presently occupies, can be traced back far beyond the sixteenth century to the foundation of a medieval guild.
www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk /soawshst.htm   (2244 words)

 William Shakespeare - Biography and Works
John Shakespeare was a local businessman and also involved in municipal affairs as Alderman and Bailiff, but a decline in his fortunes in his later years surely had an effect on William.
Shakespeare's series of historical dramas, based on the English Kings from John to Henry VIII were a tremendous undertaking to dramatise the lives and rule of kings and the changing political events of his time.
Shakespeare's sonnets were originally fumbled by his printer, Thomas Thorpe, with numerous typo-errors, or were intentionally altered to hide the lady of his affections.
www.online-literature.com /shakespeare   (5974 words)

 Shakespeare's Biography: Information on Shakespeare's Parents, Siblings, Career as Actor, Children, Marriage, Death, ...
Genealogists claim to have discovered one man related to Shakespeare who was hanged in Gloucestershire for theft in 1248, and Shakespeare's father, in an application for a coat of arms, claimed that his grandfather was a hero in the War of the Roses and was granted land in Warwickshire in 1485 by Henry VII.
Shakespeare probably began his education at the age of six or seven at the Stratford grammar school, which is still standing only a short distance from his house on Henley Street and is in the care of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Shakespeare's daily activities after he left school and before he re-emerged as a professional actor in the late 1580s are impossible to trace.
www.shakespeare-online.com /biography   (6020 words)

 William Shakespeare at eNotes
Bring Shakespeare into your classroom the way his plays were meant to be experienced: visually.
The phrase translates to "The whole world is a playhouse," a sentiment not to far from Shakespeare's famous quote, "All the world is a stage."...
When Shakespeare wrote, "What's in a name?" I doubt he was thinking of the famous people who would take on his plays over the next four centuries.
www.shakespeare.com   (397 words)

 Shakespeare Index
The Greek Stage and Shakespeare - An analysis of the similarities between the theatre of Shakespeare and that of the ancient Greeks.
Shakespeare's Birthplace - A description of the house in which Shakespeare was born and a note on the orthography of his name.
Shakespeare's Coined Words - A study of words coined by Shakespeare which either have been, or deserve to be, adopted into common usage.
www.theatrehistory.com /british/shakespeare.html   (829 words)

 Hot in pursuit of Shakespeare | csmonitor.com
Shakespeare criticism may seem an odd topic for a pleasure book (i.e., something no teacher is making you read) but between deep love for his subject and breezy, journalistic prose, Rosenbaum pulls it off rather neatly.
There is the story of Teena Rochfort-Smith, a young 19th-century Shakespeare enthusiast who was busy preparing a four-column parallel edition of "Hamlet" when her clothes caught on fire and she was burned to death.
It may seem a bit of trivia, but it is one of the few times in history that Shakespeare's actual voice was caught on the public record and as such it fascinates.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1017/p13s02-bogn.html   (1028 words)

 Shakespeare's Life and Times
Shakespeare's Will, from the National Archives in the UK, including a transcript of the will, a quicktime video and other explanatory materials.
Shakespeare's Life and Times, a well designed web site by Dr. Michael Best and part of a larger CD which may be ordered from the site.
Schoenbaum, in his famous Shakespeare's Lives, described the section of his book devoted to anti-Stratfordian authorship ("Part VI: Deviations") as "...the cruelest endeavor I have ever confronted....The voluminousness of output is matched only by the intrinsic insubstantiality of most of it, two characteristics which together produce an overpowering effect." (Oxford U. Press, 1991, p.449).
shakespeare.palomar.edu /life.htm   (1806 words)

 The Plays of Shakespeare - A TeachersFirst Web Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shakespeare - The complete works - from the e-text collection at M.I.T. Shakespeare Illustrated - From Emory University comes this pairing of etchings and other illustrations - mostly nineteenth century vintage - with Shakespeare's works.
Shakespeare Illustrated - A collection of images (mostly 18th and 19th century) depicting images in Shakespeare's plays.
The site could be useful in conjuction with a study of Shakespeare or other English literature, or as part of a unit on European history of the period.
www.teachersfirst.com /shakespr.shtml   (1393 words)

 Shakespeare Resources Summary Page
Shakespeare by the Sea will be the first theater company in the world to publicly perform excerpts of the play since authentication...
SHAKESPEARE AND THE GLOBE THEATER is a program about the life, world, theater, works and colleagues of Shakespeare.
Besides historical and biographical information about Shakespeare, his family and friends, this program provides an overview of the history and geography of the time period.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /shakespeare   (552 words)

 William Shakespeare
Shakespeare was the eldest son of Mary Arden, the daughter of a local landowner, and her husband, John Shakespeare (c.
Shakespeare is assumed to have been educated at Stratford Grammar School, and he may have spent the years 1580-82 as a teacher for the Roman Catholic Houghton family in Lancashire.
Shakespeare also bequeathed his "second-best bed" to his wife - at that time the best bed was the grand prize of a forfeited estate.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /shakespe.htm   (2000 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From there, Wood speculates about the "lost years" of Shakespeare’s life: the ten year period for which virtually no documentary evidence is extant and, unfortunately, the period that marked Shakespeare’s departure from Avon and entry into London theatrical circles.
Throughout, Shakespeare is treated as a living person inhabiting his time (although sometimes Wood draws parallels too close, such as between the Diggers' revolt and Coriolanus).
Shakespeare by author, filmmaker, and television producer Michael Wood is a biography of the man who is justifiable considered to be the greatest playwright in the literary history of the English language.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0465092640?v=glance   (1783 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: William Shakespeare: The Complete Works, Deluxe Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shakespeare may be a genius, but cmon, this is the worst reading material i have ever seen.
While Shakespeare was producing much of his work hundreds of years ago, he belongs to the Early Modern era of the English Language.
When considering the importance of Shakespeare or works that came before him, it is useful to consider the endeavor as trying to find one's cultural heritage.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0517053616?v=glance   (1936 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Religion of Shakespeare (Was Shakespeare Catholic?)
Of both Milton and Shakespeare it was stated after their deaths, upon Protestant authority, that they had professed Catholicism.
All this goes to show that the dramatist in his youth must have been brought up in a very Catholic atmosphere, and indeed the history of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators (the Catesbys lived at Bushwood Park in Stratford parish) shows that the neighbourhood was regarded as quite a hotbed of recusancy.
Whether the true Shakespeare speaks here no one can ever tell, but even if it were so, such moods pass and are not irreconcilable with faith in God when the soul is thrown back upon herself by the near advent of suffering or death.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13748c.htm   (1440 words)

 JSTOR: Shakespeare Quarterly
Housed and published by the Folger Shakespeare Library since 1972, SQ is the world's foremost journal focusing on all aspects of Shakespeare studies.
Topics for essays and notes cover criticism of the plays and poems, theater history, Shakespeare pedagogy, the history of Shakespeare as an institution, and studies in editing, text, canon, and bibliography.
"Shakespeare Performed," publishing review-essays on Royal Shakespeare Company and other significant stage and film productions around the world, is a regular feature.
www.jstor.org /journals/00373222.html   (194 words)

 Internet Public Library: Shakespeare Bookshelf
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from Jeremy Hylton at MIT are also available.
For criticism and other information on Shakespeare and his works, go to the Shakepeare Section of the IPL Literary Criticism Collection.
Shakespeare's complete body of work in plain text (ASCII) format is available for downloading as one huge gzipped tar file [2039K].
www.ipl.org /div/shakespeare/shakespeare.html   (299 words)

 Shakespeare Theme Page
In addition, there is a Shakespeare discussion area, a search engine, links to other resources on the Internet, a chronological listing of plays, and Bartlett's familiar Shakespearean quotations.
There are also summaries of the plays, a history of the man, a number of essays on various topics about his works, and links to other sites.
Teachers First have organized a meta-list of links to web resources on Shakespeare organized by the plays most commonly encountered in a K12 curriculum, using materials geared to high school and introductory college level students.
www.cln.org /themes/shakespeare.html   (941 words)

 Shakespeare in Love (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Viola asks Will, "Are you the author of the plays of William Shakespeare?" This is a hint at the modern day speculation whether the works of Shakespeare were really written by him, or whether some nobleman (or another famous author) used his identity as a pseudonym.
The film also manages to provide theoretical sources for the two prevailing academic theories about Shakespeare's inspirations for many of the sonnets: that they were written either for an extramarital mistress or a male lover.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0138097   (897 words)

 Shakespeare's Works
The most exciting development for Shakespeare texts on the Internet is the University of Victoria's Internet Scholarly Editions of the Works.
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: An American Sign Language Translation, part of a growing work to fully translate the play, with several QuickTime Videos, historical images, and links to ASL resources.
Shakespeare y el Cine, Shakespeare in the Spanish language cinema.
shakespeare.palomar.edu /works.htm   (2220 words)

 William Shakespeare at eNotes
Our Shakespeare section contains thousands of pages of content on the life and work of the world's greatest author, including eNotes to more than 20 titles.
Bring Shakespeare into your classroom the way his plays were meant to be experienced: visually.
This line, uttered by the three ugly witches in Macbeth as they stir their boiling cauldron, is one of the most...
www.enotes.com /william-shakespeare   (343 words)

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