Shakespeare's Life By Trevor park

Shakespeare was a great English poet, playwright, and poet who lived in Stratford-upon-Avon and married Anne Hathaway to have 3 children.

A Shakespeare Memorial

Biography Info:

William Shakespeare, who was born on 1564 and died on 1616, was considered by many the best English poet, the world's greatest dramatist and a great playwright and actor. Shakespeare died on April 23 1616 on his 52nd birthday. He was buried two days after his death. He spent his last few years in New Place- Stratford-upon-Avon's largest house purchased in 1597. The cause of his death is unknown, but it is believed that he was sick for a month before his death. In 1879, the Shakespeare Memorial was created on a riverside including a theater, a museum, and a library that contains valuable books and manuscripts having to do with Shakespeare and his life. The theater burned in 1926, but was immediately funded to be rebuilt. The new theater was designed by Elisabeth Scott an opened in 1932. It is called the Royal Shakespeare Theater and multiple plays are held there.

City he Grew up In

Shakespeare's Younger Life:

Stratford-upon-Avon is a quiet English market town where Shakespeare was born, which is one of the oldest towns in England. It lies in the green valley of River Avon with High-peaked Old English-style houses lining the narrow streets. It is the largest district of Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare probably started his education at age 6 or 7 at the Stratford grammar school, which was a short distance from his house on Henley Street. Although there are no records, it is most probable that William attended that school because his father, John, worked there and it was under the care of Stratford's governing body. The school was based off of the monarchs beliefs. The school became known as the King's New School of Stratford-upon-Avon. 1580's, and had established himself as a writer in 1592. In 1594, Shakespeare joined Richard Burbage's acting company and became its chief playwright for the next two decades. Here, he mastered his craft, writing for a regular group of performers. He also worked as an actor. The company became very successful, performing in front of the Queen of England, Elizabeth 1. In 1603, James 1 ascended the throne and called the company The King's Men.

The Globe Theater

Life After Marraige

Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a local farmer, married on November 27, 1582 after he received license to marry her. Shakespeare was young to marry at 18, while Anne was at a normal age to marry at 26. Shakespeare had a total of 3 children with Anne: Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith. Susanna was the first born on May 26th, 1583 and the twins arrived in January 1585. The twins were named after William's close friends and godparents. Sadly, it is known that Hamnet Shakespeare died of an unknown cause on August 11, 1596, at the age of 11. A resident company has been staging great Shakespearean plays in the Globe Theater. It is nicknamed an Elizabethan playhouse, the home of Shakespeare's company, constructed in 1599.


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