Shakespeare: Biography


William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet
who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other
writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many
countries as his.

Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a
Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John
Shakespeare was a well known and respected man in the town. He held several
important local governmental positions. William Shakespeare's mother was Mary
Arden. Though she was the daughter of a local farmer, she was related to ...

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Shakespeare spent long hours at school, his boyhood was probably
fascinating. Stratford was a lively town and during holidays, it was known to
put on pageants and many popular shows. It also held several large fairs during
the year. Stratford was a exciting place to live. Stratford also had fields
and woods surrounding it giving William the opportunity to hunt and trap small
game. The River Avon which ran through the town allowed him to fish also.
Shakespeare's' poems and plays show his love of nature and rural life which
reflects his childhood.

On November 28, 1582, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway of the
neighboring village of Shottery. She was twenty-six, and he was only eighteen
at the time. They had three children. Susana was their first and then they had
twins, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet, Shakespeare's son, died in 1596. In 1607,
his daughter Susana got married. Shakespeare's other daughter, Judith, got
married in 1616.

In London, Shakespeare's ...

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