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About Shakespeare

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  • Born on April.23,1564 in Stratford-on-Avon
  • The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden
  • Educated at the King Edward IV Grammar School in Stratford, where he learned Latin and a little Greek and read the Roman dramatists
  • Married Anne Hathaway at age 18
  • Raised 2 daughters: Susanna, who was born in 1583, and Judith born in 1585
  • Judith had a twin brother who died in boyhood
  • Shortly after 1585 he went to London to begin his apprenticeship as an actor
  • Between June 1592 and April 1594 theaters in London were closed due to a Plague
  • He wrote the poem Venus and Adonis in 1593
  • He wrote the poem The rape of Lucrece in 1594
  • 1594 Shakespeare wrote joined the Lord Chamberlain's company
  • 1599 he joined Chamberlain's Men
  • Shakespeare's sonnets were composed between 1593-1601 however were not published until 1609
  • All together he wrote 154 sonnets during that time frame
  • He wrote more than 30 plays
  • These are divided into 4 categories: histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances
  • 1596 romeo wrote Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare in 1598 became the leading dramatic company in London
  • Retired from the stage and returned to Stratford sometime after 1612
  • He dies on April.23,1616 and was buried at Stratford Church
















Pieces composed by Shakespeare

    Poetry:

  • The Rape of Lucrece (1594)
  • The Sonnets of Shakespeare (1609)
  • Venus and Adonis (1593)

    Drama

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595)
  • All's Well that Ends Well (1602)
  • Antony and Cleopatra (1607)
  • As You Like It (1599)
  • Coriolanus (1608)
  • Cymbeline (1609)
  • Hamlet (1600)
  • Henry IV (1597)
  • Henry V (1598)
  • Henry VI (parts 1,2,and 3) (1590)
  • Henry VIII (1612)
  • Julius Caesar (1599)
  • Kind John (1596)
  • King Lear (1605)
  • Love's Labour's Lost (1593)
  • Macbeth (1606)
  • Measure for Measure (1604)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1598)
  • Othello (1604)
  • Pericles (1608)
  • Richard II (1595)
  • Richard III (1594)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1596)
  • The Comedy of Errors (1590)
  • The Merchant of Venice (1596)
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor (1597)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1593)
  • The Tempest (1611)
  • The Winter's Tale (1610)
  • Timon of Athens (1607)
  • Titus Andronicu (1590)
  • Troilus and Cressida (1600)
  • Twelfth Night (1599)
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (1592)