William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Born April 26 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Family LifeWilliam's father, John Shakespeare was a glove maker. His mother, Mary Arden was the daughter of a well-to-do landowner. William had 7 siblings. -Joan, 1558-1569 -Margaret, 1562-1563 -Gilbert, 1566-1612 -Joan, 1569-1646 -Anne, 1571- 1579 -Richard, 1574-1613 -Edmund, 1580-1607In 1582, William married 26 year old Anne Hathaway at the age of 18. In 1583, his first child Susanna was born. In 1585, he had twins Hamlet and Judith.

EducationWilliam began his education at age six at the Stratford Grammar School, where he was taught Latin and studied the works of Ovid, Plautus, Horace, Cicero, and Seneca. He was withdrawn from his education at the age of fourteen, and did not attend University.

William Shakespeare died in 1616 at the age of 52. Today, he is known as the greatest writer in the history of English Language. Although his plays were not published until after his death, they have now been translated into every major world language.

His WorkIn 1595, Shakespeare wrote some of his most famous stories, including A Midsummer's Night Dream, and Romeo and Juliet. After writing Julius Caesar in 1599, he was thought to have written Hamlet. After Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote several other brilliant stories such as Macbeth, Othello, and The Tempest. Many of his plays were performed by his production company at royal courts and well known theatres.

CareerBetween 1589 and 1590, William is believed to have written his first play, and the next year he completed the second part of the play. By 1592, William had begun a career as a playwright in London. Two years later, he was both an actor and part owner of a playwright company, Lord Chamberlain's Men. William became well known throughout the theatre world.

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