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William Shakespeare "The Bard of Avon" Early Years -Shakespeare's actual birth year is uknown. -He was baptised on April 26, 1564 -Born Gulielmas Filius Johannes Shakespeare -Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon -Began schooling at age 7 -The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden -Schooling cirriculum at that time was dictated by law
through the king and put an emphasis on Latin Grammar
and Classics -At the age of 18 years old , in 1582, Shakespeare married
Anne Hathaway, who was 26-years-old at that time. -Six months after the marriage, now 1553, they gave birth to their first
child, Susanna. -Two years later in 1555 his wife gave birth to twins, his son
Hamnet and a daughter named Judith. -Believed to have left Stratford-upon-Avon in 1555. -Not much is known about about his life until 1592 when records
show performances of his plays on the London stage. -The London theatres close down in 1553 until 1554 due to the
Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Death. -Due to the closing down of the theatres Shakespeare begins
to write his first Sonnets. -Over the course of his lifetime he publishes 154 known Sonnets. -From 1594 on Shakespeare's plays were only performed by
Lord Chamberlain's Men, which was a company of players in
which he was involved and included in. The group later renames
itself to the King's Men.
-Some members within the King's Men collaborate and eventually
build their own theater named The Globe Theater in 1599. -Between his writings, plays, the company, and The Globe Theater, Shakespeare became quite a wealthy man. -In 1597 Shakespeare acquires the second largest house in Stratford which is dubbed New Place. He also buys much surrounding property. London Stratford-upon-Avon Late Life and Death -Shakespeare's writing slowed and finally stopped in 1613, and he moved back to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1610. -By this time it is believed that he had written 154 sonnets and 38 plays. -On April 23, 1616 William Shakespeare dies at an approximated age of 52. -He is burried in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford, and is survived by two daughters, Susanna and Judith. List of Works Comedies -All's Well That Ends Well
-As You Like It
-The Comedy of Errors
-Love's Labour's Lost
-Measure for Measure
-The Merchant of Venice
-The Merry Wives of Windsor
-A Midsummer Night's Dream
-Much Ado About Nothing
-Pericles, Prince of Tyre
-The Taming of the Shrew
-The Tempest
-Twelfth Night
-The Two Gentlemen of Verona
-The Two Noble Kinsmen
-The Winter's Tale Histories -King John
-Richard II
-Henry IV, part 1
-Henry IV, part 2
-Henry V
-Henry VI, part 1
-Henry VI, part 2
-Henry VI, part 3
-Richard III
-Henry VIII† Tragedies -Romeo and Juliet
-Coriolanus
-Titus Andronicus
-Timon of Athens
-Julius Caesar
-Macbeth
-Hamlet
-Troilus and Cressida
-King Lear
-Othello
-Antony and Cleopatra
-Cymbeline Poems -Shakespeare's Sonnets
-Venus and Adonis
-The Rape of Lucrece
-The Passionate Pilgrim
-The Phoenix and the Turtle
-A Lover's Complaint Theater facts -The Globe Theater could fit up to 3,000 people -The Globe Theater was burned down and rebuilt
therefore there were TWO Globe Theaters. -After collecting from the audience the admission
collectors put the boxes in a room backstage -
the box office -There were no actresses. Female characters had
to be played by young boys. The acting profession
was not a credible one and it was unthinkable
that any woman would appear in a play. Works Cited Schoenbaum, Samuel (1987), William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life (Revised ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press Chambers, E. K. (1930), William Shakespeare: A Study of Facts and Problems, 2 vols., Oxford: Clarendon Press
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