One such example of this ridicule is a pamplet that was published in 1592 by Robert Greene, a famous playwright. In this pamphlet, Greene criticized Shakespeare and his work, a criticism that seems to come mostly from jealosy. When he was eighteen years old, Shakespeare married Ann Hathaway. Five months later, they had their first child, Suzanna. Two years later, they had twins, Hamnet and Judith.
All people know, is that he left Stratford for London either in 1586 or 87. His reputation was established in London around 1592. His first play he wrote was in 1593, it was called Venus and Adonis. He became a "gentleman" after inheriting his fathers coat-of-arms, even though actors were generally looked at as rogues and vagabonds. He probably wrote his 154 sonnets during this time as well.
They did this until 1599, when the now famous Globe theatre opened with the play Julius Ceaser. Living through two monarchs, Shakespeare died under the reign of James I, and if not for the publication of the First Folio by John Hemings and Henry Condell we may have never been given the gift of his verse. At the age of 52, Shakespeare had explored all of man's emotions and depth, and being exhausted from his journey, he died on April 23, 1616, the same day as his birth. Henry V takes place during the Hundred Year's War between France and England. It starts off in London, at the castle of Henry, and then travels across the 18 mile English channel to Paris, where Charles VI, the king of France rules.
However, Ford was able to manage fashioning the last few Jocabean, Carolinean masterpieces before the Reformation took place. He challenged the English society to view scandalous events and characters he neither condoned nor condemned, especially in his most famous play ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore. English playwright John Ford was born during the year 1586 in Ilsington, Devon, England. Ford lived through the Jacobean and Carolinean Period (1603-1660) as well as the Renaissance Period (1500-1660). On March 26, 1601, before Ford’s sixteenth year, he was admitted to the Exeter College, Oxford.
William Shakespeare was born in the year 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is in the United Kingdom. William was the third born child in the Shakespeare family, son to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, and brother to Gilbert, Richard, Edmund, Joan and Judith. William’s father, John, was a successful merchant, however WIlliam’s birth seemed to impoverish the family, with John’s wealth decreased by a substantial amount. William attended a school for the underprivileged and received a basic education. By 1592, William had begun his career as actor and playwright and had his first few performances published.
Christopher Marlowe was a dominant English poet and playwright, who perhaps was William Shakespeare’s most important predecessor in England (Britannica 917). Of all writers in the Elizabethan era, he was perhaps the most dashing, tempestuous, and appealing (Microsoft Encarta). Although Marlowe was considered the most important dramatist, prior to Shakespeare, his entire career as a playwright lasted only six years. Marlowe was born on February 6th, 1564 in Canterbury, England. His father, John Marlowe, was a shoemaker and tanner.
In today’s society, people’s wills are corrupt by the power and politics of the government. This is also evident in William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Shakespeare was born in 1564, about one hundred miles from London, in a market town called Stratford-Upon-Avon. By 1585, Shakespeare had begun his career as an actor and playwright, in London. Shakespeare joined a play company, Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in 1594.
His high reputation was in London. His earliest plays were “Henry VI”, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, and “Titus Andronicus”. In 1594, Shakespeare joined other people, creating a new theater company. Having Richard Burbage as lead actor, for almost twenty years they performed two shows a year on average. The plays included “Hamlet”, “Othello”, and “Lear” In 1597, Shakespeare’s successes lead him into a wealthy state.
John Lyly was born in 1554. He attended Magdalene College, Oxford in 1573. Afterward he moved to London to start his career as an author. In 1578 he wrote his first prose called Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit. In 1580 he wrote a part two called Euphues and His England.
It is believed that he may have become well known in London theatrical life by 1592. By that time, he had joined one of the city's repertory theater companies. These companies were made up of a permanent cast of actors who presented different plays week after week. The companies were commercial organizations that depended on admission from their audience.