William Shakespeare is one of the most celebrated writers in the English language. His works have been translated into more than 80 languages and his plays are performed more than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from historical records, are sparse. He probably attended King’s New School in Stratford, but his formal education ceased when he was about 14. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway, a woman eight years his senior; they had three children—Susanna, born in 1583, and twins Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585.
Between 1585 and 1592 Shakespeare worked in the London theater, first as an actor and later as a playwright and part-owner of the acting company the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which was renamed the King’s Men after the accession of James I in 1603. His plays were performed at court and in the city theaters, and his fame gradually spread throughout England.
He wrote comedies, tragedies, and histories—38 plays in all, including such enduring works as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and The Merchant of Venice.
Although more than half a million words have been ascribed to Shakespeare, approximately one-sixth of his known work is printed in the first collected edition of his plays, published in 1623 (commonly called the First Folio). As new technologies have made it possible to locate and identify previously unrecorded sources of his work—including documents that survive only in fragmentary form—the canon of Shakespeare’s plays has continued to grow.
I have chosen to write about William Shakespeare because I wanted to learn more about him. In this report, I will cover his life, some of his plays and poems, mention something about his family, and include some quotes that I like the most.
William Shakespeare’s educational journey took him to both his hometown school, King’s New School, and later university. Some believe he may have struggled with concentration while at school. At the age of eighteen, he married and began working in London where he picked up multiple jobs in the theatre industry. Around fifty years old, he left London and returned to his home town.
He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Shakespeare wrote many of his greatest works during the last ten years of his life, including Macbeth, King Lear, and Antony and Cleopatra.
His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford; however, records indicate that he continued to work as a playwright during the last ten years of his life.
He wrote comedies, histories, poems and tragedies. ‘’Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.’’ That is one of his more famous quotes that can be found on social media websites like Tumblr. His life was full of imagination and romance which are two great reasons he’s still talked about in the present day.
William Shakespeare was and still is one of the most greatest writer of all time. Not only was he popular in his time, but he is also popular now and will continue to be for many many years. His works are still being staged all around the world and new books are being published about him. Even after hundreds of years, people are still fascinated by his life and work.