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Shakespeare's Biography

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1564-1616 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
Biography Parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden
- Father was bailiff, and alderman
- Mother was from a wealthy family

Third of eight children
- Joan- 1558- died at 2 months old
- Margaret-1562- died at one year old
- Gilbert- 1566
- Joan- 1569
- Anne- 1571- died at 8
- Richard-1574
- Edmund- 1580- went to London to act
with William Family of Orientation Married Anne Hathaway on November 28th, 1582
- Hathaway was 26, Shakespeare was 18

Had 3 children
- Susanna, born May 26, 1583
- Twins, Hamnet and Judith, born Feb 2, 1585
- 7 years of no records after twins were born- "Lost Years"

Hamnet died in 1596
- Age 11
- Unknown cause Family of Procreation Interested in theater
- Moved to London
- Wrote plays and acted for theaters
- Extended and Immediate Family stayed back in Stratford
- Only returned home during Lent

"The Plague"
- Major breakout in 1593
- Theaters closed
- Shakespeare stopped writing plays
- Wrote poems
- Theaters re-opened in 1594 Career beginning Managing partner of Lord Chamberlain's Men Theater Company

Company became King's Men in 1603

Company performed Shakespeare's works

Performed many times for royalty Works Cited 1. "William Shakespeare Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2013.
2. "William Shakespeare: Childhood." Shmoop. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2013.
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5. "Queen Elizabeth I." Queen Elizabeth I. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.
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Shakespeare's Longest Play, Shakespeare's England and More." Shakespeare General Questions
and Answers - Shakespeare's Shortest Play, Shakespeare's Longest Play, Shakespeare's England
and More. N.p., 1999. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.
7. Mabillard, Amanda. "How Many Plays Did Shakespeare Write?" How Many Plays Did Shakespeare
Write? N.p., 1999. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.
8. "William ShakespeareSonnets ." WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE SONNETS with Text of Each Sonnet. N.p.,
2005. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.
9. "The Old Globe Theater History." The OLD GLOBE THEATER History. N.p., 2005. Web. 03 Feb.
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10. BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.
11. "Romeo and Juliet." Shmoop. N.p., 2013. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.
12."Hamlet." Shmoop. N.p., 2013. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.
13."Venus and Adonis." Venus and Adonis. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2013
14. The Life and Times of William Shakespeare. N.p.: Golgotha, 2011. Print - Globe Theater Built on Thames River's South bank
- Open air
- Wooden
- Stage in middle
- Shakespeare's plays were
performed here

The Globe Theater burned
in 1613
- Special effects cannon
- Theater rebuilt Retirement and Death
Shakespeare moved back to Stratford between 1610, and 1613
- Wife and daughters still in Stratford
- Had become wealthy, and well known

Retirement was short
- Shakespeare fell ill in spring of 1616

Died on April 23, 1616
- 52 years old Shakespeare's plays Born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon
- Small town

Baptized on April 26, 1564
- Holy Trinity Church

Born during Renaissance

Queen Elizabeth ruled during this period

Attended Kings new school in Stratford would've received free tuition Shakespeare wrote around 37 plays throughout his career
- longest - Hamlet - 4,024 lines
- Shortest - Comedy of errors - 1,787 lines

Most popular include Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream Early Life Early Life
Family of Orientation
Family of Procreation
Career Beginning
Theater Company
Shakespeare's Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Hamlet
Retirement and Death
Shakespeare Today
Works cited Shakespeare Today Still read by students around the world
- Popular quotes

Wrote
- 37 plays
- 154 sonnets Romeo and Juliet Another one of Shakespeare's most popular works

Balcony Scene
- One of the play's most popular scenes
- Romeo and Juliet profess their love for each other One of Shakespeare's more popular works

"To be or not to be"
- Popularly quoted
- Hamlet contemplates suicide Hamlet Theater Company
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