Context of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet [IMAGE] Likely the most influential writer in all of English literature and certainly the most important playwright of the English Renaissance, William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. The son of a successful middle-class glove-maker, Shakespeare attended grammar school, but his formal education proceeded no further. In 1582, he married an older woman, Anne Hathaway, and had three children with her. Around 1590, he left his family behind and traveled to London to work as an actor and playwright. Public and critical acclaim quickly followed, and Shakespeare eventually became the most popular playwright in England and part owner of the Globe Theater.
William Shakespeare, considered one of the greatest writers of all time, was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England which was located about 100 miles from London. His exact date of birth was not recorded so it cannot be determined exactly what day he was born, but he was baptised on April 26, 1564. At that time, babies were baptised three days after their birth so it is thought that he was born on April 23, 1564. He was born to John and Mary Arden Shakespeare. His father was a rather successful tradesman, glove maker, and public figure.
Critical Appreciation of Shakespeare's To His Love Sonnet 106 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, English dramatist and poet, b. Stratford-on-Avon. He is considered the greatest playwright who ever lived. He is also a sonneteer. His father was John Shakespeare. In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage.
In 1599, "The Globe" theatre was built, a many of Shakespeare's plays were performed there, and soon other theatres followed such as "The Curtain" and "The Rose" theatres. As an actor, director, writer, and stockholder in his acting company, Shakespeare soon became a very wealthy man. In 1597, Shakespeare brought "New Place", which was a very large house for his family to live in. In 1611, Shakespeare left London and retired. On March 25, 1616, Shakespeare made a will and he died on April 23, 1616 at the age of fifty-two.
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.
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.
Shakespeare and the rest of Chamberlain’s Men built the Globe Theatre and before burning down during a performance of Henry VIII, the theatre was a wooden theatre in London where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed. After the death of his father in 1601, the Bard’s lighthearted poems turn darker... ... middle of paper ... ...xisted. Whether one is or isn’t a fan of Shakespeare, one can not deny his influence on the world and literature. Works Cited Bevington, David. "Shakespeare, William."
Why Romeo and Juliet was so popular in Shakespeare’s time and why even today it is still so popular? William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England to Mary Arden and John Shakespeare. He was the third of eight children. He went to a local grammar school, where his studies included Latin and Greek (Debnam). At the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than he.
Their home Hall's Croft, is today preserved as one of Shakespeare's properties. Judith Shakespeare married Thomas Quiney in 1616, at the age of 31. Hamnet Shakespeare died at the age of 11 in 1596. 	Shakespeare was unquestionably a famous man because of the distinguished plays he wrote throughout his live. In 1599 the Globe theatre was built and Shakespeare received 10% of their profits.
Observing History through Shakespearean Works The histories have traditionally been interpreted against a background of Tudor moral and political philosophy. They have been arranged in chronological order of the reigns of the kings, and by this plan the full significance of the relationship of the plays becomes apparent. Although the precise date of many of Shakespeare's plays is in doubt, his dramatic career is generally divided into four periods. The period up to 1594 is Shakespeare's first period of writing called his apprenticeship. Between the ages of 26 and 30 he was learning his craft.