Who is Shakespeare?

By Olivia D. and Emma M.

Shakespeare's Background

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom. He married Anne Hathaway who was 8 years older than him. Together they had 3 children. He was born on April 23, 1564 and he passed away on April 23, 1616 (52nd birthday).

Interesting Facts About Shakespeare

Shakespeare often acted in his own plays, and when the playhouse closed because of the plague outbreak he switched to poetry. He had three children which were named Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith. Sadly Hamnet passed away when he was 11. Shakespeare also became the owner of The Globe Theater in 1599.

Shakespeare's Accomplishments

Shakespeare is one of the most known poets and playwriters of all time. He wrote 36 plays and 154 sonnets in his lifetime. In those plays and sonnets he created some new words that we still use today like, assassination, puke, bedroom, and bump. Some of his most famous plays are Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, MacBeth, and Othello.