The history of William shakespeare By: Cameron S and Katelyn P

Shakespeare's life and childhood

Where was he born and in what year?

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom on April 23rd, 1564.

Where and when did Shakespeare die?

Shakespeare died where he was born, Stratford-upon-Avon. He also died on the same date he was born, April 23rd, 1616.

Who did he marry?

Shakespeare married a woman named Anne Hathaway. Anne was 7 years older than Shakespeare when they got married, she was 25 and Shakespeare was 18.

Where did he go to school at?

Shakespeare went to school at King Edward VI School, in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The works of shakespeaRe

How many plays did Shakespeare produce?

The amount of plays Shakespeare produced is 37 plays.

What are the three categories of plays he produced?

The three types of plays he produced were Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.

What is the difference between the three categories?

Tragedies usually contained suffering and the killing of protagonists. Comedies were plays with happy endings, not much deaths, and were found amusing. Histories are plays based on historical events in Medieval or Early Modern settings.

Did he only create plays? If not, what else did he create?

Shakespeare did not only write plays, he also wrote sonnets and poems.

What is Shakespeare most known for?

Shakespeare is most known for his plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. He is also considered the best British write of all time.

How has Shakespeare contributed to the English language?

Shakespeare has helped develop the English language by creating many words and phrases we still use now.

Why do we still study Shakespeare today?

We still study him today because little is known about him and we want to know more about his life.

Things i found interesting about shakespeare:

  • He wrote three different types of plays
  • Some of his works had over 100,000 lines and over 80,000 words.
  • He died the same day he was born
  • He married a woman that was 7 years older than him

Works cited

"William Shakespeare." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 08 Feb. 2017.

"Google." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Feb. 2017.

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