He helped shape the English we use today, introducing up to words and dozens of well-known phrases. His plays are known around the world for their universal themes and insight into the human condition.
We seem to find in every line of him a sentiment which he has put, strangely enough, in the mouth of Henry V: There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out. He can hardly bear to draw a villain.
In some cases, where the plot calls for a villain, as in Hamlet, The Tempest, or the Merchant of Venice, - cases in which any other playwright would have given us wickedness, - Shakespeare draws a weak or unfortunate character. In Hamlet the wicked King is half repentant.
In the Merchant of Venice Shylock is a much-injured and very human person. In the Tempest Caliban is convincingly good and unconvincingly bad, a rudimentary half-soul. Prospero, to be sure, considers the creature ungrateful; but we do not think him ungrateful, we think of him as a creature who has never had half a chance, and we almost love him.
A Glance Toward Shakespeare In the Spotlight Playing Fast and Loose with Shakespeare's Name The Elizabethans cared as little for spelling as they did for the Spanish and nowhere is their comical disregard for simple consistency more evident than in their treatment of the surname Shakespeare.
And how did Shakespeare spell his own name, anyway? It was hard to choose, but here is a list of those five contemporaries of the Bard whose lives are most intriguing. See if you agree. Shakespeare's overcrowded, rat-infested, sexually promiscuous London, with raw sewage flowing in the Thames, was the hub for the nastiest diseases known to mankind.
Here are the worst of the worst. A rich and sweet wine brought to England from Greece in the 16th century, Malmsey is now produced on the island of Madeira. Shakespeare writes about Malmsey in Love's Labour's Lost 5. Now - and this is a truth to which we have already alluded, and which is well known to thinkers - imagination is depth.
No faculty of the mind penetrates and plunges deeper than imagination; it is the great diver. Science, reaching the lowest depths, meets imagination.
SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE HANDOUT Submitted by: Amy Ulen to Surfing with the Bard Date: Friday, January 28, Updated: Sunday, August 17, This is a handout I found when I first started teaching (ages ago!). 43 rows · Read William Shakespeare's timeline from before his birth to after his death. All his major . Although the exact date of Shakespeare's birth cannot be confirmed, the consensus is that Shakespeare was born on April 23, September 4, Election of John Shakespeare as Bailiff.
In conic sections, in logarithms, in the differential and integral calculus, in the calculations of sonorous waves, in the application of algebra to geometry, the imagination is the coefficient of calculation, and mathematics becomes poetry The poet philosophizes because he imagines.
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Shakespeare's plays are known for their universal themes and insight into the human condition. Yet much about the playwright is a mystery.
Read the Shakespeare timeline below for a good idea of the course of Shakespeare's life, with a combination of historically documented and dated facts about Shakespeare along with generally accepted dates for specific events.
Shmoop guide to William Shakespeare timeline. Key events and dates in a William Shakespeare timeline, compiled by PhDs and Masters from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley Other than the dates of his marriage and children's births, little is known about Shakespeare's life before —a period known as the "Lost Years.".
The William Shakespeare Family Timeline. The William Shakespeare Family Timeline The great Bard's Family Timeline can be used for a quick reference to important Family dates. Shakespeare’s Church Timeline. - Bishop Ecguuine of Worcester is granted land sufficient for 20 families in ‘Aet-Stratford’.
- King Berhtulf of Mercia grants Bishop Heaberht of Worcester privileges to the ‘monks of Ufera Stret Ford on the banks of the Eafene.’ - Stratford is mentioned in the Domesday Book: ‘in demesne two carucates with twenty-one villains and a priest.