A Day in the Life of Skakespeare
By Jacey Luna
William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582, in Worcester, in Canterury Province when he was 18 and his bride was 26. They had 3 children together.
After the birth of his last two children, Hamnet and Judith, the next seven years of his life were undocumented. These years are called the "lost years."
The Actor and the Playwright
William Shakespeare published and sold "penny-copies" to the more literate of his audiences. By 1597, 15 of the 37 plays that Shakespeare had written were published.
By 1599, Shakespeare and the King's Men had built their own theater known as the Globe.
Some of Skakespeare's works include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, etc.
The Bitter End
In writing his will in 1611, Shakespeare gave his properties to his daughter Susanna,£300 to his daughter Judith, and his "second best bed" to his wife Anne.
Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, his supposed birthday. He was interred at Holy Trinity in Stratford on April 25.
In 1623, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two working companions of Shakespeare's from the King's Men, printed the First Folio edition of his collected plays.
William Shakespeare's legacy will forever live on through his marvelous works.