All About Shakespeare
The life and times of an icon
Why is he famous?
Shakespeare was an English poet, actor and writer. Shakespear was originally actor in London. He acted in a few plays before deciding to write some of his own. He wrote plays like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and The Tempest. Shakespeare wrote poetry and literature as well. Some of his poems were: A lovers Complaint, Sonnet 1, and Venus and Adonis. All these writings helped boost his fame world-wide. Even to this day his works are being remade, and performed in theaters.
William Shakespeare was born in Stafford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in April, 1564.
Youth: Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon,Warwickshire, in 1564 and grew up with his two sisters; Joan and Judith and three brothers; Gilbert,Richard, and Edmund. He is believed to have been born on or near April 23,1564.
Young Man: As a young man William got his education from
Kings New School. At the age of eighteen he fell in love and married Anne Hathaway and had three kids with his youngest and only son,Hamnet, died in childhood.
A possible life changing event is that Shakespeare saw famous actors of the theater coming through his town and this may have inspired him to be an actor as well. No one knows for certain.
Shakespeare was also known to also write Sonnet poems which are just formal poems with 14 lines.
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