William Shakespeare

(1564-1616)

  • Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon there is no official date when he was born. He was the third out of eight and was the oldest one of this family to survive. It is thought he went to Kings New School but nobody really knows. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith.                                                      
  • William Shakespeare is one of the best know poets every. He was very big in plays and in comedies. He is well known for his fable stores and having a new prospective in life. He was very big in the years 1589 and 1613 and those were the years he had his best work. He will always be known as one of the best or thee best writer of all time. He died on April 23 1616 at the age of 52 he lived a long time in that time period.  

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players,
They have their exits and entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then, the whining schoolboy with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden, and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice
In fair round belly, with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws, and modern instances,

And so he plays his part.

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