The Life of William Shakespeare by Jael Johnson

Shakespeare was supposedly born on April 23, 1564, but historians are not sure because there is not a written record of his birth. He went to the King Edward VI grammar school in Stratford, which taught him Latin, Greek, and Roman dramatists.

He married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and she was 26.

They had a girl named Suzanne on May 26, 1583, and twins two years later on February 2, 1585 named Hamlet and Judith. Hamlet died at age 11.

In 1599 Shakespeare joined the Chamberlain's men and formed a syndicate to build the infamous globe theater.

In 1594 Shakespeare joined the famous Lord Chamberlain's company of actors.

He invented words such as arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, downstairs, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, misquote, pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zany.

Shakespeare made sonnets between 1593 and 1601 (154 to be exact), but none were published until 1609.

Little is known about shakespeare's during 1585 and 1592 (nicknamed the "lost years").

There is a theory that he was hiding from his landlord, helping a teacher in Lancashire, and some believe he became a horsekeeper in London.

Shakespeare received harsh criticism from a play critic named Robert Greene.

Robert Greene wrote,"...There is an upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tiger's heart wrapped in a Player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you," in his review. It has been translated to mean Shakespeare was in over his head trying to make pieces as well as Christopher Marlowe.

Shakespeare spent 20 years of his life writing the best plays, poems, and sonnets that he could.

His most famous plays are Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear,Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.

Nobody truly knows how Shakespeare died, but of course there are theories.

There is a theory that he drank too much one night, and had a fever the next day, which caused him to die. Another theory is that he got Typhus, which was going around at the time. Anne died in 1623.

"William Shakespeare - Poet | Academy of American Poets -" Accessed 5 Jan. 2017. "William Shakespeare - Poet, Playwright -" 5 Jul. 2016, Accessed 10 Jan. 2017. "How Did Shakespeare Die? - Shakespeare Online." Accessed 16 Jan. 2017.


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