William Shakespeare By: Justice Jones

William's Early Life

*William Shakespeare was a very mysterious man in the 1500's, because there were no records of his birth found anywhere.

* The only record of Shakespeare is when and were he was baptized at the Holy trinity Church in Strattford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1526.

* With that given information scholars believed that William was born around April 23, 1564.

* William Shakespeare was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare, John was a leather merchant while Mary was a local landed heiress.

* William had two older sisters named Joan and Judith, three younger brothers named Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund.

* Shakespeare at the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway who was 26 years and pregnant.

Shakespeare's Family
Anne Hathaway

* After they were married Anne had her first child named Susanna, born on May 26, 1583.

Hamnet, Judith, and Sussanna

* After two years of being married on February 28, 1585 the couple had twins named Hamnet and Judith.

* At the age of 11 Hamnet died for unknown causes.

The Globe

* William Shakespeare build a new playhouse from the ground up and named it the Globe, it was the most famous theater in that time.

* He was labeled the most dramatist of his time, William looked to play writing to endure his fame. Not poetry.

Poetry by William Shkespeare
Shakespeare's Sonnets

* Shakespeare Sonnets were composed between 1593 and 1601, but was not fully published until 1609.

The Famous Romeo and Juliet

* Almost all of Shakespeare's sonnets examine the inevitable decay of time, and immobilization of beauty and love of poetry.

* Shakespeare combined multiple of languages into his plays such as, Latin, French, and Native American.

* Shakespeare wrote more than 30 plays, that are divided into four categories; History, Comedy, Tragedies, and Romances.

Works Cited Page

"William Shakespeare - Poet, Playwright - Biography.com." 5 Jul. 2016, http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323. Accessed 5 Jan. 2017.

"William Shakespeare - Poet | Academy of American Poets - Poets.org." https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/william-shakespeare. Accessed 9 Jan. 2017.

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