William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare was born on the 23rd of April 1564, and was baptised on the 26th, in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. He attended an excellent grammar school that taught reading, writing and the classics. His parents weren't as literate as he was. Unfortunately, the date he died was April 23rd (his birthday), at the age of 52, 1616. Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He had three brothers and four sisters but two of them died before he was born. Shakespeare married a woman named Anne Hathaway who was twice his age, and in May 1583, their first child, Susanna was born. 2 years later, twins, Judith and Hamnet was born.


Shakespeare was a popular English poet, playright and actor. He was the greatest writer in England (his works are still popular today). Nature was an inspiration to Shakespeare as well as two other great writers/authors, Geoffery Chaucer and Plutarch.

Shakespeare wrote 37 plays, 154 sonnets and 2 narratives. His works were wildly popular in Elizabethan times and the humor they employ has made them popular in modern times.He shaped the performing arts community by writing plays that were educational and also entertaining.Most of his works are about controversial subjects like the political system or the judicial system.

Plays and poems

The first play he wrote was Henry VI, Part One in 1589.His first two poems, Venus and Adonis (1593) and The Rape of Lucrece (1594), was dedicated to Henry Wriothesley who was his patron.Shakespeare also wrote sonnets and narratives.


- http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/william-shakespeare-38.php- http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/main/shakespeare.html- http://www.shakespeare-online.com/faq/shakespeareinspired.html

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