William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Although no birth records exist we can assume that he was born April 23, 1564 based on his church records from when he was baptized. William’s father, John Shakespeare, was a leather merchant while, William’s mother; Mary Arden was a local landed heiress. He was the 3rd child and he had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund. His father became a successful merchant but records show that his fortune started to decline around the late 70s.
Hamnet, the only son of Shakespeare, died when he was only eleven years old, but Anne and Judith were able to survive past their childhood. After the birth of Hamnet and Judith, there was a seven-year period of time called the “lost years.” From 1585 to 1592, there was no historical evidence of where Shakespeare was or why he left Stratford for London; historians only know that Shakespeare was in London by 1592. Many theories have been made, such as fleeing Stratford after getting caught hunting deer or having written an abusive ballad about a man. These seven years, although precious, will most likely not be discovered. During his life... ... middle of paper ... ...e to seat around 3,000 people, this theater was specially built for Shakespeare to perform his plays.
His father, John Shakespeare, was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a landowner from Wilmcote. William was the third child of john and Mary; he had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard and Edmund. No records exist of William's childhood, and virtually none regarding his education. Scholars have assumed that he most likely attended the King's New School, in Stratford, which taught reading, writing and the classics. But this uncertainty regarding his education has led some to raise questions about the true authorship of his work and even about whether he really existed or not.
Shakespeare's life can be separated into his young years, marriage, play years, and late years. First of all, Shakespeare was born on April 23rd, 1564. No one knows Shakespeare's exact date of birth, but the 23rd has been designated as his birth date (Frye 7). His baptismal records state ""Guliemus filius Johannes Shakspere"; meaning "William son of John Shakespeare (Shakspere)." He was the third of eight children.
The church's recorded documents only stated facts about his first 28 years. The rest of his years, on how he got to become a famous author and his c... ... middle of paper ... ...sides begin recognized for his works, William Shakespeare is also remembered as the most remarkable storyteller that the world has ever known. Shakespeare's stories transcend time and culture. Modern storytellers continue to adapt Shakespeare’s tales to suit our modern world, whether it is the tale of Lear on a farm in Iowa, Romeo and Juliet on the mean streets of New York City, or Macbeth in feudal Japan. In conclusion, William Shakespeare was an amazing write and actor.
Shaxpere being granted a license to marry Anne Whateley on November 27, 1582. The very next day this same register records a marriage bond issued to William Shagspere and Anne Hathwey. Six months later Anne gave birth to their first child, daughter Susanna Shakspere, and then in February 1585 she gave birth to twins, Hamnet and Judith. It is presumed that Shakespeare made it to London ar... ... middle of paper ... ...peare’s literature will probably never be laid to rest, it will always contribute to the enjoyment of studying his work. Students of the subject are compelled to read and re-read the plays and sonnets in an attempt to gain a better understanding of who was holding the pen.
Throughout the world, Shakespeare is a very well-known man, and has been for many years now. It should be noted that he is more popular in our time than he was in his own, however. He is known world-wide for all his plays, poems, and sonnets that he produced in just a few short years during his writing career. According to my research, he has been said to be one of the greatest dramatist of all time (“William Shakespeare Biography”) There aren’t any records of Shakespeare’s birth, however it is believed by many that he was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. There are records of his baptism at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford on April 26, 1564 leading to these beliefs because infants were supposed to be baptized three days after their birth back then (“The Life of William Shakespeare”).
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.
Other than that, there really is not much known about Shakespeare's youth. The next concrete piece of evidence about Shakespeare's life is his marriage to Anne Hathaway in November 1582, when he was just eighteen years old. It was a marriage of inconvenience. Anne was eight years older than he was and pregnant at the time so they had no choice but to marry. Their first daughter, Susanna, was born in 1583 and twins Hamnet and Judith were born in 1585.
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is probably one of English literature’s greatest influences. Not a lot is actually known about him, but we do know about his life comes from court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone. William was thought to have been born in 1564. We know this from the earliest record we have of his life; his baptism which happened on Wednesday, April the 26th, 1564. We don’t actually know his exact birthday but from this record we assume he was born in 1564.