Shakespeare BORN: April 23, 1564 Died: April 23, 1616

The house at Stratford-on-Avon, where Shakespeare was born, illustration from 'Cassell's Illustrated History of England' (engraving) (sepia photo) . engraving. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/108_4083625/1/108_4083625/cite. Accessed 10 Mar 2017.

His Life?

William Shakespeare was born during the 23 of April, 1564. His birth date is debated among historians but according to tradition it was the 23 of April. (Lander 1) Williams childhood was spent in a town called Stratford-upon-Avon. The importance this town was that it was a very lively, active town. He went to the Stafford grammar school at age 7 which was a school with highly qualified teachers many who were graduates from oxford university(.Mounfield 1)

The Globe Theatre. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/108_1094996/1/108_1094996/cite. Accessed 10 Mar 2017.

The globe theater

The globe theater was the location of many of Shakespeare most famous plays like Romeo and Juliet. Most experts believe that Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare between 1594 and 1595, yet all agree that it was written before 1597, as that was the year when it was officially published. (Nardo 22) Other than housing some of Williams finest works the globe also has an interesting story. The original theater was destroyed in a fire during a performance (wright 31) When rebuilding it the timbers used to rebuild was from the original theater which was torn down and moved to the new build sight. (thrasher 50)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geev441vbMI

Shakespeare's career

At the start of Shakespeare professorial career William was employed by two acting companies called the kings men and lord chamberlains men.(wright 12) William Shakespeare died in Stratford on April 23rd, 1616. This is believed to also be his birthday. He was around 52 at his time of death. (Wright 13)

'William Shakespeare 's play 'King Henry V'. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/113_909423/1/113_909423/cite. Accessed 10 Mar 2017.

citations

  1. Wright, Reg POOP. Early English Writers: William Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, John Bunyan, Henry Fielding. New York: M. Cavendish, 1991. Print.
  2. Nardo, Don EWES. Readings on Romeo and Juliet. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven, 1998. Print.
  3. Thrasher, Thomas. The Importance of William Shakespeare. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1999.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geev441vbMI

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