William Shakespeare

"It's not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves"

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. When he turned 18 years old, he married a woman by the name of Anne Hathaway whom was 26. They had 3 children, their eldest daughter Susanna, and twins Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet tragically died at age 11. William help establish The Globe Theater in London, England. The Globe Theater burned down sadly in 1613, after a cannon shot off during the performance of Henry the 2nd, into the the thatched roof which caught fire. William Shakespeare past away 3 years later, on the day of his birthday April 23rd 1616, which is supposedly a romantic myth. Shakespeare's legacy is a body of work that no one will ever, or could ever amount to. Shakespeare's work had been endured for 400 years, and will continue roam in hearts forever.

The City of London Elizathen era

Though many wonderful things happened in London, like the birth on William Shakespeare it was the city of loud noises. There were hooves stamping on the ground around every corner, and carriages trailing behind them with wheels dragging and bumping across the cobbles. A lot of drinking went on in London, even most regular conversations were probably loud due to drunkness. There were also traders everywhere, yelling and screaming at each other. Houses were crammed together, and there was no room for anything. There were tons of furtive alleys as well. London also smelt terrible, there was no drainage anywhere. Fleet Ditch, London's main river smelt horrible at all times, and the smell carried throughout the entire city.

Shakespeare's genres and plays

The Bubonic Plague

Black Death

The Bubonic Plague also known as Black Death, killed 20,000 people during only the Elizabethan era in London. This phenomena virus, killed so many and there was no cure. People who were infected needed to be locked into their houses from the outside in. There was no hope. There were watchmen who looked over the houses of people who were infected, no one was allowed in and no one was allowed out. The only way for victims of Black Death to get food, was if they lowered down a basket from a top window for one of the watchmen to supply them. The main cause for this horrid disease was the poor hygiene and massive numbers of infected rodents. Black Death got so out of control that they shut down all entertainment centers various times, the Globe Theater was shut down in 1563, 1603, then 1605.