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The state of
literature is affected by what is happening in that place. The history and some
important event that happen in some place have a big impact in literature and
it even could change the state of literature in that place. Some people are
very interested about English literature. There are some changes in English
literature from time to time. Because of that, English literature was divided
into several periods. One of the important periods in English literature is
‘The Age of Elizabeth’ which happened in 1550-1630. This period was called as
enlightenment and it was the greatest age in the history of English literature.
In Elizabethan age poetry was blooming, drama is in a golden age, and there’s a
development of prose. There were so many great writers that evolved in this
period. William Shakespeare was one of the most famous writers in the age of
Elizabeth. There were some interesting things that we can get about Shakespeare
like his life, his works and also how the historical background of the age can
affected his works.

            William Shakespeare was very famous
writers even until now. He was an English poet, dramatist, and also an actor.
He was known as the greatest dramatist all the time and called English national
poet. Shakespeare was born at Stratford, a market town on the river Avon in
warwickshire on April 23, 1564. He was the third child of eight children of
John Shakespeare. His father, John Shakespeare, was has more than one
occupation like a butcher, a glover and a farmer. And Mary Arden, his mother,
was a daughter of the landowner. Shakespeare allegedly attended a grammar
school in the town. Education at Stratford school was based on Latin grammar,
rhetoric and composition. He was learned about how to read, write, and speak
the language well and studying some of the Classic history, moralists, and
poets. And it was forbidden to speak English in the upper forms.

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            At fifteen years old, Shakespeare
left school. He did not go to the University. And at eighteen he married Anne
Hathaway, who was from Shottery, a small village a mile west of
Stratford. Anne was eight years older
than him. So, Anne was 26 years old at that time. They
married on November 28, 1582 in Worcester, in Canterbury Province. Their first child, Susanna, was born on May 26,
1583. And two years later in on 2nd February 1585, they have child
again but this time Anne was given birth of a twins, they were named Hamnet and
Judith. But then Hamnet was died in age 11 but no one know the reason. After the born of his twins, in the same year
Shakespeare was suddenly disappear from public until 1592, the year when his
works showed on the London stage for the first time. People called his
disappear in these seven years as “Shakespeare’s Lost Years”.

            No one knew about the sure date but William Shakespeare was
showed is play for the first time on the London stage in 1592. There, his plays
were written and performed. After 1594, his plays just performed to a company that
owned by a group of actors (Lord Chamberlain’s Men), which became one of the
greatest companies in London. In 1599 Shakespeare, with the players that acted in his play, created
his own theatre on the River Thames and it was called the Globe Theatre. His
career went increasingly. Shakespeare was succeeded in his works. He worked
with his team in the Globe Theatre until 1610. In the same year Shakespeare was
retired from working on the stage. After that, he spent the most of his time in
Stratford. William Shakespeare was probably died on April 23, 1616, on his 52nd
Birthday. Then, two days later he was buried at the Holy Trinity Church in
Stratford on April 25.

            William
Shakespeare was a great writer. He known wrote 37 plays in the different
categories. His plays generally divided into three categories as comedy,
tragedy and history. First is Shakespeare’s comedy. It usually has a happy
ending. It could be about two people who love each other but have many problems
in their relationship. His plays that included into comedy category are: All’s
Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Cymbeline, Love’s
Labours Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of
Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Prince of
Tyre, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night,
Two Gentlemen of Verona, Winter’s Tale. Then, the second is Shakespeare’s
tragedy. In this plays usually contain the death of the main or the important
character in the story, the character has a bad social life or being ignore in
society. His plays that included into tragedy category are: Antony and
Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello,
Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus. The third is Shakespeare’s
history. This kind of plays is focus to tell about the kingdom life and usually
based on the true condition of the age of Elizabeth. His plays that included into
history category are: Henry IV (parts I and II), Henry V, Henry VI (parts
I, II and III), Henry VIII, King John, Richard II, Richard III. And there are
also his poetry such as: The Sonnets, A Lover’s Complaint, The Rape of Lucrece,
Funeral Elegy by W.S., Venus and Adonis.

            The
historical background of Elizabethan age was also affected to the works of
William Shakespeare. The age of Elizabeth is the era of settlement and
expansion. In this era the state of politics and religion were stable. Even
though there are dynastic problem, but that was not a big problem that can made
a serious trouble or chaos. The settlement in this era was gave a good impact
to the literary works of the writers, including Shakespeare. Moreover the Queen
Elizabeth also gave a big support in literature, so he has more chance to make
a good quality of literary works. And he also can develop a comedy and tragedy,
his works didn’t just about war. There was no big problem that could cause a
war in this age. Whereas in this era there a so many expansion, not only the
area but also the knowledge. An intellectual of people were increase so much,
so it gave a good effect to produce a better quality of literature.

            The
conclusion is, William Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers, not only in
the age of Elizabeth but also in the history of English literature. Shakespeare was an English poet, dramatist, and also
an actor. He and his works are still admired by many people
until now. Born in Stratford and also educated in grammar school in that town,
the genius Shakespeare apparently did not continue his study to the university.
Married with Anne Hathaway, a woman who
older than him by eight year, they has three children. His career went
brilliantly with many successes. There are three categories of his plays, such
as: comedy, tragedy and history. And all of his works was also affected by the
historical background of the Elizabethan era. So, the state of literature is
also depends on the condition in that country.

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