William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was ordinary man with not big aducation. He is the biggest dramatical.
He was born on the 23rd of April and he was baptized on the 26th of April. He was born as a third of eight children of Mary Arden /daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the landed gentry / and John Shakespeare /glove maker in townhall/ in house where is nowadays museum. In his time lived in Stratford about 1500 people and it was a rural town of NW London.
He studied only at primary school in Stratford /from 8 to 16/. Afterwards he helped teacher in school. When he was 18 he got married Ann Hathaway /26 years old daughter of farmer/. Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway produced a daughter Susanna, in 1583 and twins - a boy and a girl—in 1585. The boy died 11 years later.
Shakespeare apparently arrived in London in about 1588, and by 1592 had attained success as an actor and a playwright. Shortly thereafter, he secured the patronage of Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. He met Ben Jonson and they became friends. Ben learned Will how to perform the play.
Shakespeare’s professional life in London was marked by a number of financially advantageous arrangements that permitted him to share in the profits of his acting company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Company, later called the King’s Men, and its two theatres, the Globe Theatre and the Blackfriars. His plays were given special presentation at the courts of Elizabeth I and James I . In year 1623 were firstly published his plays.
After about 1608, Shakespeare’s dramatic production lessened and it seems that he spent more time in Stratford. There he had established his family in an imposing house called New Place, and had become a leading local citizen.
He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried in the Stratford church.

He wrote 37 plays: tragedies, comedies and historical plays.

Until year 1600 he wrote comedies and historical plays:

  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Much Ado about Nothing
  • As you like it
  • A Midsummer Night‘s Dream
  • Merry wives a Windsor
  • Twelfth Night
  • Henry V.

Between years 1600 – 1608 he wrote the tragedies:

  • Romeo an Juliet
  • Hamlet
  • King Lear
  • Mackbeth
  • Othello

Between years 1608 – 1613 he wrote:

  • Winter Tale
  • The Tempest
  • and 154 Sonets

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