William Shakespeare


Family and Education
-born in Stratford-on-Avon
-his father was a prominant citizen or "gentleman"
-Shakespeare read everything available in print
-he read the classics, French and Italian plays, legends, folk plays, mythology, historical chronicles, and the Bible
-Gutenberg printing press had been invented 100 years earlier
-married Ann Hathaway and had three children - Susanna, and the twins Hamnet and Judith
-Shakespeare died in 1616 of Brights' disease
-in Shakespeare's will he left his house and lands to his eldest daughter, his wife his "second-best bed", his youngest daughter a silver bowl, and enough money for each of his fellow actors to buy a ring to wear in his ...

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1593 - 1613 he wrote 37 plays, acted, helped manage an acting troup and was part owner of the "Old Globe Theatre"
-1593-1594 the theatres were closed because of the plague and Shakespeare wrote his narrative poetry
-little is known about Shakespeare because he did not write about himself, nor did he publish his own plays, he made his money by writing plays that were performed for an audience
-his first play was The Comedy of Errors which was a flop according to the audiences
-Shakespeare wrote comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances
-he would often use a plot he already knew or read about, converted it, added to it, and made it his own
-he was able to create characters that are so realistic that their names are now symbols for types of people and/ or ideas (i.e. a lover is a ...

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