No Sweat Shakespeare

Where and when art thou born?

William Shakespeare was allegedly born in Stratford-upon-Avon, on April, 23 1564.

He was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Shakespeare.

Whom art thou bound to?

Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in 1582 when she was 26 and he was 18.

Later on they had 3 children; Susanna and their 2 twins Hamnet and Judith, Hamnet unfortunately passed away at age 11.

His Work

Shakespeare's plays fell into three themes; History, Tragedy and Comedy. He had written 10 history pieces, 10 tragedy pieces and 17 comedy pieces. The most famous plays in each theme would be; the King Henry IV plays, Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer's Night Dream.

The Globe Theatre

Located in London, The Globe Theatre was established with the help of Shakespeare.

In 1613 the original theatre burned to the ground. How? A play of Shakespeare's Henry VIII was being performed, a cannon was shot and that plainly ignited the roof. Ironic right?

Art thou gone? What have thou left behind?

William Shakespeare allegedly dies on his birthday, April 23rd in 1616.

Shakespeare's legacy persistently thrives in today's culture, his words have persevered for 400 years and will continue to do so for centuries to come.

Shakespeare - The History of English (3/10)

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