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Transcript of Shakespeare
The exact date of Shakespeare's birth is unknown, but he was baptized on April 26, 1564, which means he was most likely born only a few days before.
Shakespeare was most likely educated at the King Edward IV Grammar School in Stratford.
He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 at the age of 18.
From around 1594 until 1611, Shakespeare produced about 2 plays a year!
Some of his first plays include Henry VI, A Midsummer's Nights Dream, and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare was called upon by the Queen to preform a number of his plays at her court.
Shakespeare died on April 23 of 1616.
He was 52 years old.
In his will, he left his "second best bed" to his wife. The meaning of that is unknown.
Shakespeare's Career in Acting
After a period of time known as 'the lost years', Shakespeare had moved to London without his family.
He began working in theater, and was noticed for his skills as both an actor and a playwright.
Shakespeare became part of Lord Chamberlain's Company, a group of well known actors and playwrights who performed for him.
Some of Shakespeare's first poems were Venus and Adonis' and 'The Rape of Lucrece'.
They were published in1593 and 1594.
It is believed that he wrote a lot of his sonnets around this time.