William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616 by: lateef lawal

"Shakespeare has had enormous influence on culture throughout the world. His works have helped shape the literature of all English-speaking countries. His work has also had an important effect on the literary cultures of such countries as Germany and Russia. In addition, his widespread presence in popular culture extends to motion pictures, television, cartoons, and even songs". Shakespeare had an impact on the world. His creations help shaped the English countries..

"In spite of the long hours he spent in school, Shakespeare’s boyhood was probably not all boring study. As a market center, Stratford was a lively town. In addition, holidays provided popular pageants and shows, including plays about the legendary outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men". In the place where Shakespeare was born had many activities going on especially during the holidays.They had pageants, shows and even plays.

"The playwright William Shakespeare (1564–1616) is considered the greatest of English writers and one of the most talented creators in history. Today he is the most quoted author in the English language. Shakespeare had established his career in London by 1592, when theater was flourishing in England. He was popular with audiences from a wide range of social classes, who flocked to see his plays". William Shakespeare is most likely the best English writer and one of the most talented creators in history. Shakespeare started in London in 1592, at that time theater was flourishing

"One of his best-known comedies is The Merchant of Venice, which he wrote as a "comicall history," that is, a play with a happy ending. The central character is Shylock, a greedy, scheming Jewish banker who cares only about money. Shylock is meant to be a comic figure, and in the "happy" ending is his conversion to Christianity". One of his famous comedies is The Merchant of Venice, which he wrote as a comicall history. Fortunately the play ended with a happy ending, The story was about a character name Shylock who only cares about money..

"He had retired from the stage by 1613 and wrote nothing in the last three years of his life. Shakespeare made his will on March 25, 1616. In this long and detailed document, he bequeathed his ample property to the male heirs of his first daughter and the "second best bed" in the house to his wife. No one has ever deciphered the meaning of this strange legacy. He died on April 23, 1616". Shakespeare retired in 1613 and had no play written for the last 3 years for his life. In 1616 he made a long document, he bequeathed his belongings to his male heirs of his first daughter

"Shakespeare prospered early in his career and built his family's fortunes. We know that the coat of arms was granted to him in 1596. He bought properties in Stratford and in London. In 1597, he bought a large Stratford house called New Place. In 1602 he purchased 100 acres of farmland and bought a share of Stratford tithes in 1605". Early in Shakespeare career he saved up his family's fortunes. He bought properties in Stratford and London. In 1597 Shakespeare bought a house called New Place.

"William Shakespeare was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare. His parents had a daughter named Joan, who was baptized on September 15, 1558, but probably died at a very early age, as they also named another daughter Joan, who was christened in 1569". Shakespeare had two siblings. Shakespeare had a sister that died six years before he was born. Then another sister that was born when Shakespeare was 5 years old.

"Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting, and it seems, drank too hard, for Shakespeare died of a feavour there contracted." Shakespeare died of a feavour in 1616 at the age of 52

"The final works of Shakespeare's career are best described as "problem plays" or tragicomedies—dramatic stories that combine elements of both tragedy and comedy while exploring the complexities of human existence. The plays The Winter's Tale (ca. 1610–11) and The Tempest (ca. 1611)—the last play we can be certain he wrote by himself —address a variety of issues, ranging from the personal (parenthood, friendship, ambition) to the social (politics, sexuality, slavery)." Shakespeare's last play was described as problem plays . They were dramatic stories that combined tragedy and comedy. They had a variety of parenthood, friendship, ambition to the social (politics, sexuality, slavery)

"It is likely that Shakespeare began his career in the theater as an actor. This was not uncommon at the time, as playwrights often took an active role in all aspects of their productions. Shakespeare most likely had a financial stake in his drama, considering his name does not appear in other business records of the time. He was a member of two well-known acting troupes of the time: the Chamberlain's Men (beginning in 1594, soon after their creation), and the King's Men (founded in connection with King James I's accession to the throne in 1603). The rise of the public theater—places where paying customers, and not just members in the royal circle, could watch these theatrical troupes—coincided with Shakespeare's early successes. Some theaters in London included the Rose, the Blackfriars, and the Globe Theatre. The frequency with which Shakespeare produced plays in the early 1590s hints that he must have had enough financial success to avoid working as an actor for long." Shakespeare began his career as an actor. He was a part of the Chamberlain's Men in 1594 and then a part of the King's Men

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