William Shakespeare

birth date and place is unknown

William is often referred to as the English national poet. William was baptized April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon England. From then on he was a member of importance for the lord Chamberlains Men company of theatrical players records give little indication of the way Shakespeare professional life had an influence on his artistry all that can be conformed over a course of 20 years is that he wrote playes that capture the range of human emotion and conflict

By 1597, 15 of 37 plays written by shakespeare were published. His early plays were all written in the conventional style of the day.

Example poem

All the worlds a stage

All the worlds a stage and all the men and women merely players they have their exits and there entrances and one man in his time plays many parts

-William Shakespeare