How did William Shakespeare become famous?

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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William Shakespeare became famous in the same way that many writers today have become famous. He went to London and began selling, producing, and performing in plays. His style of writing was different and unique. He was noticed by several pamphleteers, the journalists of the day. His plays were discussed and often parodied in the media of the time period. Eventually, Shakespeare joined Lord Chamberland's Men, an acting troop. This group gained popularity in part because of Shakepeare's work and Shakespeare gained popularity in part because of the notable actors in the group. This group went on to build the Globe Theatre and produce many of Shakespeare's exciting new works. Unlike most people during this time period, Shakespeare actually gained enough popularity and wealth to retire.
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babyyukkii | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

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William shakespeare became famous by writing stories in his spare time. He worked in a pantomime and some of his friends came across his stories and plays. They decided to keep his plays and use them as their own. They made Shakespeare the main person to make the plays more popular. However they didn't ask William if it was ok! they just did!

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