William Shakespeare Brynleigh Payne

When William Shakespeare was 18 he married Anne Hathaway who was 26, and pregnant with their first child. They married in Worcester, in Canterbury Province on November 28, 1582. Susanna, their first child, was born on May 26, 1583 and they had twins named Hamnet and Judith two years later. At age 11 Hamnet died of reasons unknown.

Throughout his career, William Shakespeare contributed many words to our language. They were created by combining and contorting Latin, French, and native roots together. The Oxford Dictionary include his words such as: arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, downstairs, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, misquote, pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zanny.

Shakespeare's first plays were mainly comedies like Henry VI and The Comedy of Errors, but then he wrote Romeo and Juliet, his second tragedy, in 1596. Some pf the other works he is best known for are Julius Caeser, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, A Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. During his lifetime, only 18 of his works were published.

On the south bank of the Thames River, Shakespeare and his partners open the Globe theater in 1599.

Shakespeare's works have made a lasting impression in literature and art. Many of today's movies and novels are a tweaked version of his plays. One great example of this form of flattery is the animated movie Gnomeo and Juliet.

The life of William Shakespeare is a mystery. Everything scholars supposedly know about him is based around official records. Some scholars question whether if he even existed.

On April 23, 1616 he died and was buried two days later at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. Some scholars believe the date of his death to be a myth, which could in fact be true considering not much is known about Shakespeare.

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

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"William Shakespeare - Poet | Academy of American Poets - Poets.org." https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/william-shakespeare. Accessed 16 Jan. 2017.

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