William Shakespeare

By Andrea Luong

William Shakespeare's Background

William Shakespeare was born April 26, 1546 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He was baptized at Holy Trinity Church. He was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men company of theatrical. William created 38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems, and several other poems. He died in April 23, 1616 at the age of 52.

William Shakespeare Family

William Shakespeare was married to Anne Hathaway in 1582. They had 3 kids together. Two girls named Judith and Susanna and a boy named Hamnet. Judith and Hamnet was born February 2, 1585. Judith died at the age of 77. Hamnet died at the age of 11 because of an unknown cause. Susanna was born May 26, 1583 and died at the age of 66.
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William Shakespeare Life in London

William Shakespeare moved to Bishopsgate, London in 1593. First, he lived in the parish of St. Helen. Then moved across the river on a property owned by Bishop of Winchester and also where the Globe Theatre was built. Then he was rich enough to purchase his own property. It was a gated house near Blackfriars theater.

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." -William Shakespeare

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre are theatre associated with William Shakespeare. The first theatre was built in 1599. Since it was made out of wood, it was burn town in 1613 and immediately rebuilt. The theatre was a circle building with balcony and a stage.

Elizbethan Culture

Queen Elizabeth I of England

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." -William Shakespeare

Influence on Modern English

Influence of William Shakespeare on modern English is that is created about 2,000 unique words. He also created commonly used expression. He brought many emotion to his plays.


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