Monday, June 05, 2006

Who is Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born to John and Mary Shakespeare in April 1564. He lived to be 52, he passed way on April 23, 1616 (William Shakespeare: Shakespeare Biography ). Growing up as a child he lived in Stratford with his parents. He married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and had 3 children with her. (William Shakespeare: Shakespeare Biography). His “life can be divided into three periods: the first 20 years in Stratford, which include his schooling, early marriage, and fatherhood; the next 25 years as an actor and playwright in London; and the last five in retirement back in Stratford where he enjoyed moderate wealth gained from his theatrical successes” (William Shakespeare: Shakespeare Biography ). It is believed that around 1589 he started his career in the London theatrical company. In 1592, when the Plague closed the theaters, “Shakespeare turned to writing book-length narrative poetry. Most notable were ‘Venus and Adonis’ and ‘The Rape of Lucrece’”( William Shakespeare: Shakespeare Biography ). He also wrote his sonnets during this time. In 1954 he started to write plays again. Shakespeare’s popularity continues to grow while he was associated with the King’s Men theater. His final that he wrote before his death in 1616 was Henry VIII (William Shakespeare: Shakespeare Biography ). Shakespeare has produced many plays and poems throughout his life and is considered on of the best playwrights.

William Shakespeare: Shakespeare Biography. 2006. LLC 1 June 2006.


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