By Proud W

Background of the most famous playwright of all time

Baptized on the 23 of April in 1564, William Shakespeare was not born to a nobility class or wealth, yet when to become one of the world's top playwrights of all time. He was born in Stratford, but later moved to London, where he wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative poems. He married when he was 18, and had 3 kids, 2 girls, Susana and Judith, and her twin brother, Hamlet.

Life in London

In London, he had a childhood friend who moved there a few years earlyer named Richard Field, so he may have lived near him at first. At the time, acting and playwrighting jobs were blooming, so it's not surprizing that his plays quickly became famous. Most younger playwright jobs were more sucsessful than older ones. Added to that, plays were enjoyed by all classes.

Lasting influence on modern day english

Did you ever wonder where the words alligator, dauntless, torture, and zany came from? Well thank Shakespeare for that. He invented many words we use today, whether commonly used or only found in books, we can find his words everywhere.