William Shakespeare

by; Karen reyna

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 1564 , he was the 3rd of 8 children.  Shakespeare attended the Stratford Grammar school with other boys of his social class at the age of 7. His mom, Mary Arden married John Shakespeare in 1557. The Ardens were Roman Catholic. The Shakespeare family belonged to the state church of England.

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway November 27, 1582 at the age of 18. He had his first child Sussana in May 1583. In 1585 Anne gave birth to twins Judith & Hamlet.

William Shakespeare was associated with one of the cities theathre company. Venus and Adanis became Shakespeares first work to be published. In 1594, the field printed The Rape of Lucrece. William Shakespeare wrote 150 sonnets in total.

William wrote 3 plays- Cymbeline, The Tempest, and The Winters tale. He became Englands most succesful playwright by the 1612. His youngest daughter Judith married thomas Quiney. Hamlet died at age 11 in 1956. Sussana had only one child. Judith had 3 boys that died before she did. William Shakespeare died withing a month.

During most of Shakespeares life, England was ruled by Queen Elizabeth 1. His work reflected the culture, social , and political conditions of the Elizabethan Age.

Comment Stream