A Renaissance Writer
How He Meets Castiglione's Requirements
Shakepeare meets Castiglione's requirements by his love of words and using them to vastly enrich the English language. He was a towering literature figure and was considered "not an age, but for all time." He expressed universal themes in everyday, realistic settings. His work shows ideals such as the complexity of the individual and the importance of the classics.
Who He Worked For
He worked mainly on his poems, writing, and literature. There is no other documents about his life that say anything about other jobs he had, or who we worked for.
- He is said to have been born on or around April 23, 1564 and was baptized on April 26, 1564 in Statford-upon-Avon, England.
- From about 1594 on, he was an important member of Lord Chamberlain's Men company of theatrical players.
- His personal history is somewhat a mystery, with few written records about his life.
- He was the third child of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant and Mary Arden, a local handed heiress.
- He married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582 and had 3 children.
- He wrote 37 plays total in his lifetime.
- In 1599, he built his own theater that he called the Globe Theater where his playwrights were performed.
- Tradition says that he died on his birthday on April 23, 1616 but church records show that he interred at Trinity Church on April 5, 1616.