Full name: William Shakespeare
Birth Date: 26 April 1564
Birth Place: England
Died: 23 April 1616 (aged 52)
Occupation: Dramatist, poet, actor
Period: English Renaissance
Spouse: Anne Hathaway
The facts of the greatest Dramatist, Shakespeare’s life are to be well known to be repeated in detail here. They throw practically no light on the nature of his genius beyond establishing that he was a practical man of the theater. His native town was Stratford, where he received a Grammar school education. There he shared his father’s financial vicissitudes and married a woman eight years his senior who did not long hold him.
Bent upon making his way in the world, Shakespeare left for London in 1586, where he remained, except for rare visits to his home, until 1611. He appears to have found employment in the theater almost at once, working in several capacities. His success as a playwright seems to have been phenomenal; by 1592 he was already regarded with envy by the older playwrights who had the advantage of university education.
However, forged blithely ahead and acquired a patron, the Earl of Southampton, to whom he dedicated some of his most popular poems. After achieving a reputation both as an actor and a playwright, he becomes a part-owner of the Globe and Blackfriars theatres. Sharing the social and economic aspirations of his class, He hobnobbed with the nobility, got himself a coat of arms, acquired real estate in London, and bought the largest house in Stratford where he settled down into a gentleman’s life in 1611.
William Shakespeare like a present was not so popular in his own day, but George Bernard Shaw used the term ‘bardolatry’ to refer to excessive admiration for Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare Early Life:
William Shakespeare was born on 23 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. His father John Shakespeare was a well-known farmer he moved to Stratford-upon-Avon and married Mary Arden. Shakespeare attended Kings New School then he enrolled at Grammar School.
William Shakespeare Marriage:
William Shakespeare married 8 years senior Anny Hathaway at the age of 18. 26 years old Anny Hathaway was pregnant at the time of marriage and she was born their first child Susanna 6 months later of marriage.
First writing: Love’s Labour’s Lost
All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter’s Tale.
King John, Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, Henry V, Henry VI, Part 1, Henry VI, Part 2, Henry VI, Part 3, Richard III, Henry VIII
Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Othello, Antony, Cleopatra, Cymbeline.
Died: 23 April 1616 (aged 52), Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.