Willian Shakespeare was born around the the 23rd and 25th of April 1564 in Stratford England. It’s thought he was born in the family house on Henley Street although this cannot be certain as his father owned many houses at this time.
In the 16th century there were many Shakespeare families but William didn’t associate with them.
William’s father John Shakespeare was an apprentice glover and tanner of leather, however he proposed a deal in farming. He moved to Stratford and bought a house in 1552 conter-acting he bought more property in 1556. He married Mary Arden the daught of a wealthy man. John and mary were respected members of their community and John was elected mayor in 1568. In 1576 John applied for his Coat of Arms however in conclusion the appliacation was denied due to the fact that John was behind on his taxes. By 1586 he was removed from his position in the Board of Alderman and fined for not attending church.
Although there is no record of William ever attending Stratford Grammar it is believed that this was his place of education due to his father’s possition. At this time William would have learned his ABC’s from a book and studdied religion. Although William wrote beyond his time the was no record of his attending university.
William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28 1582, however there was many conspiracy theories about this as William had two requests for marriage both to a women named Anne. After they married they moved into John Shakespeare’s house and annoyed the tennant so much so that he took them to court. Due to this, he was released from his lease and moved on.
William Shakespeares Effect on Contemporary Theater William Shakespeare and all of his works greatly contributed to contemporary theater in many ways. His understanding of other people allowed him to fully grasp the quality he wrote of. The works of Shakespeare contain a strong and constant truth, touching emotional and supernatural aspects of life. These realities make Shakespeares works vital, ...
William and Anne’s first daughter Susanna was christened on May 26 1503. Two years later they had twins named Judith and Hamnet,they were christened on February 22nd 1585. Susanna married a physician named John Hall and had a daughter named Elizabeth who was born on February 21st 1608. Susanna was Williams supposed favourite and was left with all of his property. Judith married Thomas Quiney in February 1616. They had three sons named Shakespeare, Richard and Thomas.
There is four main reason that are thought to of given Shakespeare great success,
Illumanation of Human Experience eg: “To be or not to be, that is the question” (Hamlet act 3, scene 1)
Great Stories, like Romeo and Juliet
The ability to turn a phrase
He created many words we use today like fashionable and arouse. He was a very literate man and loved to write poetry. Suggestibly why he made up so many words.
Shakespeare had many famous quotes like
“To be or not to be, that is the question” (Hamlet act 1, scene 3)
“This above all: to thine own self be true” (Hamlet act 3 scene 1)
“But, for my own part, it was Greek to me” (act 1, scene 2)
They captured hearts and until this day are seen as legendary.
Along with his quotes he had many famous sonnets, such as
126 O Thou My Lovely Boy
130 My Mistress Eyes
29 When in Disgrace with Fortune
I find them extremely interesting and have great meaning.
His plays both interesting and intreging are still shown today. Few have been modernised and made into movies. Some examples are
Romeo and Juliet
King Henry V
The Globe Theatre was built in what is refered to as the Elizabethan Era. Shakespeare was one of six joined owners starting out with only 12.5% ownership. The men signed a 31 year lease and construction was complete within six months. The Globe Theatre opened in 1599 and is still open today.
King Lear is a tragedy unlike any other works written by William Shakespeare. This play focuses on so many aspects that the audience can relate with and it creates a bond between the characters and the audiences, especially with Cordelia. It shows what can happen when evil gains momentum and over throws good. One aspect of the play audiences may relate to is the blindness of King Lear, even though ...
Like much of Shakespear’s life his death remains a mystery. The Vicar of the Holy Trinity church suggests he got alcohol poisoning. There were many theories about how he died. Dying at the age of 52 was a great fete by William as the life expectancy in London at this time was 35.
The Great life of William Shakespeare is full of mysteries and joys. He was a man of great talent and concored many things. He truly is an inspiration, and his work is highly commended. The death of William Shakespeare was a tradgety leaving many hoping for more of his amazing plays and sonnets.