William. S h ak esp eare: an overview of his life, times, and work an NAC English Theatre company William Shakespeare: Who was he, and why do we study him? .1 .. The short answer is that we don't know. William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright and Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated .. turns of plot, inspired a last poetic style in which long and short sentences are set against one Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable .. surprising turns of plot, inspired a last poetic style in which long and short.
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Short Biography William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare (). English poet and playwright – Shakespeare is widely considered to be the greatest. William Shakespeare Short Biography. This is a short biography of William Shakespeare. It includes the major facts about his life and work. William. Shakespeare (). England's genius. Compact Performer he was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, on 23rd April ;his father was a glove-.
We don't know the exact date of his birth but in the 16th century it was normal for babies to baptized within a few days of their birth because so many died. Shakespeare was born the same year as Christopher Marlowe. William Shakespeare's father John was a glover maker of gloves and he seems to have been a leading citizen of Stratford Upon Avon. We don't know if John Shakespeare was a native of Stratford but he was living in the town by because in that year he was fined for leaving a dunghill in Henley Street. At that time Stratford was a small town with a population of between 1, and 2, The Shakespeare's had 8 children. In the Shakespeare's had a daughter called Joan she died in
He is often called England's national poet and nicknamed the Bard of Avon. He wrote about 38 plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain.
His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Marriage and career Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway at the age of She was eight years older than him.
They had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith.
After his marriage information about his life became very rare. However we do not know what he did for a living when he was a young man but in about he went to London.
He became an actor and a playwright. In that year a man named Robert Greene wrote about 'an upstart crow' who 'is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
He didn't actually name William Shakespeare but it is clear who he meant. The theatres in London were closed from to because of plague but Shakespeare wrote two poems during that time, Venus and Adonis and Lucerce in William Shakespeare prospered and in he bought a house and gardens in Stratford. William Shakespeare made his will on 25 March shortly before he death.
He died on 23 April and was buried in the parish church. Anne Shakespeare died in Susanna died in and Judith, the surviving twin died in Was Shakespeare successful in his lifetime? For much of the period from September to June , the London playhouses were shut because of the plague.
His successes enabled him in to download New Place , the second largest house in Stratford. This success was not untainted by tragedy however: in his 11 year old son Hamnet, died. Julius Caesar was one of the first plays performed there.
Performances at the Globe were divided into three seasons with breaks around Christmas when the players performed at court; Lent, when playing was intermittent; and summer when the players toured the provinces escaping the infection and infestation of the city. This patronage was a huge coup for the troupe, but Shakespeare was by no means a puppet playwright and he continued to write plays that posed difficult questions about kingship.
The Jacobean works of —08 were darker and include the mature tragedies Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. What are the quartos?