William Shakespeare By: Leticia Herrera Marshall 3/4period 2010 HSS 7.8
The life of William Shakespeare • William Shakespeare was born April 23,1564 • He died april23,1616 • He died was born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S CHILDHOOD • When William was a little boy he got baptized april26,1564. • His dad was John Shakespeare ,a glover and leather merchant • His mom was Mary Arden, she was a landed local daughter of a wealthy landowning farmer. • He was the third of eight kids. • He was the first son to survive into adulthood
WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR’S EDUCATION • When Shakespeare was six he attended Stratford Grammar School • which later on came known as King’s New School Of Stratford-Upon-Avon. • At that time Latin was the primary language. • At his school he learned a little English.
William’s marriage • William married a women named Anne Hathaway. • They got married on November 28,1582 • William was 18 years old. • Anne was 26 years old and 3 months pregnant.
His children • Six months later they became parents of a girl which they named Susanna. • She was born may 26,1583. • In 1585 Anne gave birth to twins • The twins were born on February 2,1585
His children (con.) • One twin was named Hamnet, which he was the second oldest. • The youngest was Judith the youngest from them all. • Hamnet died in August 11,1596,at age 11.
Williams career • William studied against other playwrights of that age. • William had a company that was the most successful in London in his days. • Shakespeare was a very rapid writer was what some people said. • He retired in 1611.
Williams plays • William Shakespeare was famous for his plays. • His plays were about tragedy and comedy. • One of his plays that on this day is still known for is Romeo and Juliet. • William first performed in the year between 1594 and 1595
Famous plays (cont.) • The play Romeo and Juliet was based on two real lovers who lived in Verona, Italy and who they died for each other on1303 • William Shakespeare had made history theme.
His death • He died April 23,1616 at age 52. • He had made his last will march 25,1616 • His death was unknown. • Someone had said had said that Shakespeare, Bryton, and Ben Johnson had a merry meeting and it seemed they drank to hard and died of fever there contracted
His death (cont.) • William got buried April 25 ,1616 in Holly Trinity Church in, Stratford – Upon- Avon. • He got buried 17 feet deep. • His tomb is a floor beneath the church.
bibliography • http:kirjasto.sci.fi/shakespe.htm • http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/death-willliam-shakespeare.htm • william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-plays.htm • www.william-shakespear.imfo/williamshakespeare-children-andgrandchildren.htm