For example, we know that he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, miles northwest of London, on April 26, But we don't know his exact birthdate, which must have been a few days earlier. We do know that Shakespeare's life revolved around two locations: He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford, but he worked in London, the center of English theater.
His traditional birth date, April 23,is conjectural. Baptism was on April 26, so April 23 is a good guess—and a tidy one, since that date is also St. Thus Shakespeare—the third of eight children but the first to survive infancy—was born into a solidly middle-class family in a provincial market town.
InJohn Shakespeare had become a member of the town council and subsequently held such offices as constable, affeeror a kind of assessorand chamberlain treasurer.
Inhe became bailiff mayor and justice of the peace. The Avon River, the surrounding farmlands, and the nearby Forest of Arden offered plenty of opportunities for childhood adventures. When Shakespeare was a teenager, his family fell on hard times.
Matters were not improved in when Shakespeare, at the age of eighteen, hastily married Anne Hathaway, the twenty-six-year-old daughter of a farmer from the nearby village of Shottery.
She presented him with a daughter, named Susanna, approximately five months later. Inthe couple also became the parents of twins, Hamnet and Judith.
The next mention of Shakespeare is inwhen he was an actor and playwright in London. His actions during the seven-year interim have been a matter of much curious speculation, including unproved stories of deer poaching, soldiering, and teaching.
It may have taken him those seven years simply to break into and advance in the London theater. His early connections with the theater are unknown, although he was an actor before he became a playwright. He might have joined one of the touring companies that occasionally performed in Stratford-upon-Avon, or he might have gone directly to London to make his fortune, in either the theater or some other trade.
Shakespeare was a venturesome and able young man who had good reasons to travel—his confining family circumstances, tinged with just enough disgrace to qualify him to join the disreputable players. The theater was his escape to freedom; he therefore had strong motivation to succeed.Watch video · William Blake was a 19th century writer and artist who is regarded as a seminal figure of the Romantic Age.
His writings have influenced countless writers and Born: Nov 28, BIOGRAPHY - THE DEATH OF ANNE HATHAWAY SHAKESPEARE. Anne Hathaway, wife of the great Bard, died in at the age of sixty-seven. Her funeral was on August 6, and she was buried next to William Shakespeare in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.
William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, – April 23, ) was an English playwright, actor and poet who also known as the “Bard of Avon” and often called England’s national poet. Browse through William Shakespeare's poems and quotes. poems of William Shakespeare. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee.
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Shakespeare: The Greatest Writer (The True Story of William Shakespeare) (Historical Biographies of Famous People) - Kindle edition by Alexander Kennedy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Shakespeare: The Greatest Writer (The True Story of William Shakespeare) (Historical Reviews: Considered the greatest English-speaking writer in history and known as England’s national poet, William Shakespeare () has had more theatrical works performed than any other playwright. RUMOURS AND FACTS ABOUT SHAKESPEARE! Shakespeare's actual birthday is unknown but April 23rd has been generally used - the same day as St. George's Day, the Patron Saint of England - stranger still his actual date of death is also unknown and this has also been given April 23rd!
William Shakespeare (). English poet and playwright – Shakespeare is widely considered to be the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare: The Greatest Writer (The True Story of William Shakespeare) (Historical Biographies of Famous People) - Kindle edition by Alexander Kennedy.
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