The Life Of The Great William Shakespeare



Cheryl Bowman
There are many authors that are widely read. However, none are
more universally read and studied than the great William Shakespeare of the
late 16th and early 17th centuries. His plays and poems have moved
millions of people, unofficially giving him the well-deserved title of the
greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare is the basis for excellence in
literacy and theatrical performances. Although occasionally confusing to
the reader, Shakespeare's work is a blend of inspirational quotes and
dramatic plots.
Many details of Shakespeare's childhood in Stratford, England are
lacking, but we do know a few major facts. John Shakespeare, the father of
this elite writer was a ...

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could not afford
to send their children to a "private school," and it is commonly accepted
that the children attended Stratford's Grammar School.

"William's education consisted of mostly Latin studies
(learning to read, write, and speak the language almost
fluently), and the study of some of the classic historians,
moralists, and poets. Of course, they also had basic math
and English, but all this was only a minimal education, for
it was assumed that the children would go to the university
to enhance their knowledge toward the field of their
choice" (Britannica 253-254).

William Shakespeare, however, did not go to the university, and instead
tried his hand at life with only the education he received at the local
grammar school. This surprises most historians; they find it hard to
believe that one with minimal education could write such ...

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seems, it is on record that Shakespeare was
caught poaching deer; however, there is no indication of a punishment,
leaving room for rumors to begin about why he actually moved.
Once the Shakespeare family moved to London in 1588, they needed a
start. He began working in the Globe Theater and in his spare time wrote
his first poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrese in 1594, once
people started reading his plays and watching him on stage. They then
realized that Shakespeare was a talented man. Other works began to
circulate around like his Sonnets which drew more attention and fame to his
name. The hard part was behind him and Shakespeare now had a base to his
career as a writer ...

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