Quote 1:"On Nov. 27, 1582, Shakespeare received a license to marry Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a local farmer."
Commentary: At a young age of 18, William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who was only 26 years old. At the time getting married at a young age was not uncommon. Although both families have met each other, many have been skeptical of their relationship
Quote 2: "..Early in 1585, Anne gave birth to twins, Judith and Hamnet. The record of baptism marks the start of an important gap in the documentary evidence of Shakespeare’s life."
Commentary: Not long after they married, Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway gave birth to his children who were twins. There is not much information about his children but this moment was one of the first events that was recorded in Shakespeare's life.
Quote 3: "The plays of Shakespeare's first period have much in common, though they consist of comedies, histories, and a tragedy. The plots of these plays tend to follow their sources more closely than do the plots of Shakespeare’s later works."
Commentary: Shakespeare's early period foreshadows his plays in the future. His plays about tragedy foreshadows his famous work, "Romeo and Juliet" or "Hamlet"
Quote 4: "The brothers Cuthbert and Richard Burbage constructed the theater in 1599 from the timbers of London's first playhouse, called The Theatre."
Commentary: Both brothers Cuthbert and Richard created the The Globe Theatre in 1599 using wood from London's first playhouse. Since both brothers and Shakespeare got along fine, they used this wood to create The Globe Theatre.
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