The family moved to London in They relocated again in to the Irish port town of Youghal where his father served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Irish Army.
He is also the most famous playwright in the world, with his plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages.
Known colloquially as "The Bard" or "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe Theatre, a historical theatre, and company that is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
His works span tragedy, comedy, and historical works, both in poetry and prose. And although the man is the most-recognized playwright in the world, very little of his life is actually known.
No known autobiographical letters or diaries have survived to modern day, and with no surviving descendants, Shakespeare is a figure both of magnificent genius and mystery.
This has led to many interpretations of his life and works, creating a legend out of the commoner from Stratford-upon-Avon who rose to prominence and in the process wrote many of the seminal works that provide the foundation for the current English language.
Life Before the Stage The exact date of Shakespeare's birth is unknown, but it is accepted that he was born in April of in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England, and baptized in the same month. He was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman, and Mary Arden, the daughter of the family's landlord and a well-respected farmer.
He was one of eight children and lived to be the eldest surviving son of the family. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. There he studied the basic Latin text and grammar, much of which was standardized across the country by Royal decree.
He was also known to partake in the theatre while at the school as was the custom at the time. As a commoner, Shakespeare's education was thought to finish at the grammar school level as there is no record of him attending university, which was a luxury reserved for upper-class families.
Inan year-old Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, who, The life and career of william shakespeare the occasion of her wedding, was 26 years old and already with child.
Hathaway gave birth to the couple's first child six months later, a daughter named Susanna, with twins, named Hamnet and Judith, following two years later in Hamnet died at the age of 11 from unknown reasons.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. These seven years are known as "Shakespeare's Lost Years," and have been the source of various stories that remain unverified, including a salacious story involving Shakespeare escaping Stratford prosecution for deer poaching.
This story, among others, are solely entertainment and are not considered as part of the canon that makes up the playwright's personal life. Career and Creation of the Globe William Shakespeare first made his appearance on the London stage, where his plays would be written and performed, aroundalthough the exact date is unknown.
He was, however, well known enough to be attacked by critics in newspapers, and thus was considered to be already an established playwright. After the yearShakespeare's plays were solely performed by a company owned by a group of actors known as the Lord Chamberlain's Men, which became London's leading company.
After Queen Elizabeth's death inthe company was given a royal patent that renamed it the King's Men, named so after King James I. Shakespeare, along with a group of players that acted in his play, created his own theatre on the River Thames in and named it the Globe Theatre.
After that, a record of property purchases and investments made by Shakespeare showed the playwright had become a very wealthy man, so much so that he bought properties in London and Stratford for himself and his family, as he spent most of his time in London.
It was in that the first known quartos of Shakespeare's plays were published, solidifying his reputation by when his name became the selling point in new productions.
This led to his success as both an actor on stage and a playwright, and his name was published on the title page of his plays. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. He, however, continued to support the Globe Theatre, including buying apartments for playwrights and actors to live in, all of which were near to the theatre.
Retirement and Death Shakespeare retired from public life inright after the bubonic plague began to subside its attack on London. This act was unusual for the time, but he was by no means less active. In fact, the playwright continued to make frequent trips to London to collaborate with other playwrights, such as John Fletcher, and to spend time with his son-in-law John Hall, who married his elder daughter Susanna in The playwright was an active dramatist and writer up until when the last of his great works was finished.
From then on, Shakespeare spent most of his time in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he had purchased the second-largest home in town for his family. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. He was 52 years old at the time of his death and was survived by his wife, Anna, and their two daughters.
There are no direct descendants from Shakespeare's line, as both daughters had children who did not make it to adulthood. The Shakespeare Canon Shakespeare was noted both for poetry and plays, with both mediums serving different needs; the plays were related to the theatrical fashion that was on trend while his poetry served to provide storytelling in erotic or romantic ways, culminating in a canon of work that is as diverse in language as the issues of human nature that the works portray.
Plays William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays that scholars know of, with most of them labeled is comedies, histories, or tragedies. The earliest play that is directly attributed to Shakespeare is the trilogy of "King Henry VI," with Richard III also being written around the same time, between and The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.The enigmatic life and literary career of the English playwright, considered the best playwright of all time.
Around , at the time that culminated his work Les Misérables, Victor Hugo wrote from exile: 'Shakespeare is the monument that England should you'. William Shakespeare was an actor, playwright, poet, and theatre entrepreneur in London during the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean eras. He was baptised on 26 April in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England, in the Holy Trinity Church.
At age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway with whom he had three children. He died in his home town of .
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, descended from tenant farmers and landed gentry. His traditional birth date, April 23, , is conjectural. More Bard Bites The Chamberlain's Men was an acting company created in early Shakespeare himself joined the troupe later that year and remained a key player and partner for the rest of his career.
Shakespeare’s Lost Years and Early Career. To the dismay of his biographers, Shakespeare disappears from the historical record between , when his twins’ baptism was recorded, and 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.