A painting of William Shakespeare by M.Cooper
William Shakespeare was a amazing poet, playwright, and actor; but William was also an Amazing father, husband, and son. William Shakespeare lived a pretty amazing life as well.
This was the house William Shakespeare was born in, Located in Stratford
"William was born the third of eight children around April 23 1564 in Stratford, a market town about one hundred miles northwest of London" (Anderson). William Shakespeare was born in 1564 on April 23rd in Stratford. William was the third of eight children. Stratford was a market town one hundred miles northwest of London.
" Indeed, Stratford and the surrounding districts were ravaged by a plague in the summer of 1564, the year Shakespeare was born. In fact, it is remarkable that the infant managed to survive a plague that probably killed one in eight of the population of Stratford in the year" (Baker 2). The year William Shakespeare was born a plague hit Stratford and he survived the plague as a baby which could've killed him.
"As a market center, Stratford was a lively town. In addition, holidays provided popular pageants and shows, including plays about the legendary outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men. By 1569, traveling companies of professional actors were performing in Stratford. Stratford also held two large fairs each year, which attracted numerous visitors from other counties. For young Shakespeare, Stratford could thus have been an exciting place to live" (Lander). Stratford was a very popular town to live or visit. They would hold pageants and shows, including plays like Robin Hood. In 1569, many different companies of professional actors would perform in Stratford.
The school William Shakespeare went to.
"It is assumed that from around the age of 5 or 7, Shakespeare attended a school where he would have to read. Stratford, in common with other English towns of a similar stature, had a grammar school. The sons of prosperous town citizens probably then attended the King's new school. At this grammar school, they would have learned Latin literature, classical history, Livy, Cicero's speeches, Plautus's and Terence's comedies, Seneca's tragedies, Virgil's poetry and Ovid"(Baker). William went to a grammar school at the age of 5 or 7 and learned latin literature, classical history,etc.
"In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage" (William 2). William Shakespeare got married at the age of eighteen to a women named Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than him.
"They had three children: Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585" (William 2). William and Anne had three children, Susanna and their twins named Hamnet and Judith. Susanna was born in 1583 and the twins were born in 1585.
"Throughout the 1590’s, Shakespeare’s reputation continued to grow. From 1594 to 1608, he was fully involved in the London theater world. In addition to his duties as a sharer and actor in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, he wrote an average of almost two plays a year for his company. During much of this period, Shakespeare ranked as London’s most popular playwright, based on the number of times his plays were performed and published" (Lander). Shakespeare became more famous from 1594 to 1608. He was heavily involved in the London theater. William wrote an average of two plays a year for the company which was Lord Chamberlain's Men. William Shakespeare was categorized as London's most popular playwright.
" By 1594, he was a charter member of the theatrical company called the Lord Chamberlain"s Men, which was later to become the King's Men. Shakespeare worked with this company for the rest of his writing life. Year after year he provided it with plays, almost on demand. Shakespeare was the ultimate professional writer" (Anderson). William worked for a company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men which was the most popular company in that time. William Shakespeare worked at the company throughout the rest of his life as a writer. When the company would demand plays, he would write them flawlessly. Shakespeare was a professional when it came to writing.
William Shakespeare's compilations of comedies, histories, and tragedies.
"Romeo and Juliet was probably among the early plays that Shakespeare wrote between 1594 and 1596. By 1612, when he returned to Stratford to live the life of a prosperous retired gentleman, Shakespeare had written thirty seven plays, including such masterpieces as Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. Shakespeare's plays are still produced all over the world" (Anderson). Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth were plays Shakespeare wrote during the time periods of 1594 and 1596. In 1612 he returned to Stratford as a retired gentleman. William Shakespeare had written thirty seven plays.
A sculpture of William Shakespeare inside the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.
"Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 at the age of fifty-two. He is buried under the old stone floor in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford" (Anderson). William Shakespeare died in 1616 on April 23rd at the age of fifty-two. William Shakespeare was buried under the old stone floor in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.