Early life. Shakespeare was born third of eight children and the first of the children to reach adulthood.William Shakespeare was born in the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon on about April 23 1564.(Lander) John Shakespeare, William’s father, was a glove maker who owned a shop in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon.William Shakespeare’s mother was born Mary Arden. She was the daughter of a farmer but related to a family of considerable social standing in the county. They were Roman Catholics.(Lander) . this shows when and where shakespeare was born and grew up.Beginning at about the age of 7, William probably attended the Stratford grammar school with other boys of his social class.(Lander)Students spent about nine hours a day in school.They attended classes the year around, except for three brief holiday periods.During these holiday breaks there would be Holidays provided popular pageants and shows, including plays and The fields and woods surrounding the town provided opportunities to hunt and trap small game.The River Avon, which ran through the town, had fish to catch.(Lander) this shows us a little about what it was like growing up as a child as shakespeare.
On Nov. 27, 1582, Shakespeare received a license to marry Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a local farmer.This is the first record of his whereabouts since childhood.Their first child, Susanna, was christened May 26, 1583. In January 1585, twins, Hamnet and Judith, were born. Hamnet died at the age of eleven in 1596. Judith and Susanna lived into adulthood, married and had children.(Bloom) This shows Shakespeare has been to start a family.Shakespeare went to London around 1587 with one of the troupes of traveling players that passed through the villages of England.Here Shakespeare has joined with several other notable actors of the time, Richard Burbage, John Heminge, Will Kempe, and Henry Condell, to form The Lord Chamberlain's Men(Bloom) This shows how shakespear soon leaves his family to pursue a carrer in London that will soon change how we see things.
From mid-1592 to 1594, London authorities frequently closed the theaters because of repeated outbreaks of plague. Without the income provided by acting and playwriting, Shakespeare turned to poetry.In 1593, Venus and Adonis became the first of Shakespeare’s works to be published.(Lander) this shows how he has turned from just a play wright to a poet.After a disagreement...Lord Chamberlain’s Men dismantled The Theatre and moved it across the River Thames to a new site in Southwark. to what is now known as the globe theater.(Lander) This show how bad things turn good in the right circumstances.In 1599 he became a partner in the ownership of the Globe theatre, and in 1608 he was part owner of the Blackfriars theatre.
Blooms Literature. Harold Bloom, www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=BGRAJ02&SingleRecord=True.
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