William Shakespeare was born on the 23rd of April 1564 in Stratford-von-Avon. He was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He had 7 siblings and most likely went to school at the King Edward VI grammar school in Stratford where he learned a few different languages including Latin, Greek and roman. At eighteen he married Anne Hathaway, they had two daughters one being Susanna and the other being Judith who had a twin brother that unfortunately died in his young boyhood. William was a man that wrote many dramatic plays and shows for theatre, he also contributed a lot to the English language making around 3000 new words to add to the language. He used nearly 900,000 words in all his plays together. He also wrote 37 plays some of the more popular ones being Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. He also had 154 plays in the works. He was born on the 23rd of April 1564 and died on April 23rd 1616.
Shakespeare's Theatre & Why Was He Famous?
Shakespeare showed his plays to the people at the globe theatre in London and is surprisingly still there to this day. The theatre was sort of based on a house in a circle shape from above. It had walls around a stage set in the middle to preform the acts and plays. Shakespeare's best or most popular work was the play Hamlet. He had many other famous plays like Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and so many others. He made so many words that people thought he was speaking a different language and that he was ahead of his time. He was nicknamed the bard because he was considered the best poet and spokesman of all time. The word barf means poet.