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William Shakespeare?s parents? names were John Shakespeare, and Mary Shakespeare. There is no accurate birth date known yet. William Shakespeare began school at the age 7, in Stratford, his hometown. At the age 13, William began working with his father in the gloving business. When Shakespeare was young, he saw plays himself, that made him decide he wanted to be an author when he was older. Shakespeare wrote poems and plays. Shakespeare based his writings on his feelings, and things he thought would be great to use. Shakespeare?s family was made of farmers, and they sold their products to make a living. William had two sisters, Joan and Margaret. Joan died in 1562; Margaret died at infancy. Then in 1566 a new baby brother named Gilbert was born. In 1569 a second Joan was born; Anne came in 1571. She died when she was eight year?s old. Richard was born in 1574. The last child came in 1580. His name was Edmund. William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway when he was18. Anne was 8 years away from being the same age. They were married on November 27, 1582. Anne gave birth only 6 months after they were married. Shakespeare?s first child was named Susanna, born in May 1583. Next he had twins named Hamnet and Judith born in January 1585.
There was no William Shakespeare during the years 1585 and 1592. Those were known as the lost years. Nobody knew what happened in his life during that time. Some people think that he was living in London serving as an apprentice during those years. Other people think that he wrote under a fake name.
Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. The plays were separated into three basic categories: comedy, tragedy, and history. Nobody knows what play was his last.
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
LOVE?S LABOUR?S LOST
A MISUMMER NIGHT?S DREAM
THE MRCHANT OF VENICE
AS YOU LIKE IT
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
ALL?S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
PERICLES, PRINCE OF THE TYRE
THE WINTER?S TALE
KING RICHARD II
1 AND 2 KING HENRY IV
KING HENRY V
1,2, AND 3 KING HENRY VI
KING RICHARD III
KING HENRY VIII
ROMEO AND JULIET
TIMON OF ATHENS
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
In 1599, Julius Caesar was the first play of Shakespeare?s that was recorded at the Globe. The Globe is where William Shakespeare?s plays were performed. The Globe burned down in 1613, while performing Henry VIII. It was eventually rebuilt.
William Shakespeare also writes lyrics. William Shakespeare writes with emotion, and expressions. His first play, also known as a sonnet was expressing grief that he had. In his second, he was showing confidence in how superior he is. He believed his poetry would affect the lives of others, and change the way they think. In his last lines, he states that life will live on through the poem. Shakespeare wrote these effecting the life of a young man, but they express feelings of anyone.
William Shakespeare lived in London where he retired. William Shakespeare died April 23, 1616. Shakespeare was 52 when he died.
IV. Shakespeare?s England
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