These realities make Shakespeare's works vital even in today's learning institutions, and theatrical realms, accounting for his enormous success. Many people feel that he is well deserving of adulation and utmost attention. (Kirsch 127) ' John Dryden praised Shakespeare for his 'universal mind, that comprehended all characters and passions. '; In Shakespeare's own day and time, no one ever faintly imagined what a huge success his works would become. No writer since William Shakespeare has ever been as well known.
William Shakespeare’s Life William Shakespeare was a well thought of person who wrote many plays during his time that most people still know today. William accomplished the shaping of performing art community with his own plays. His worked achieved popularity even till this day. Also, in his life he had done many interesting things like writing a play for the Queen Elizabeth. William Shakespeare accomplished many things in his life, has many proud achievements and had a very interesting life thus, becoming one of the most famous writers known today.
It’s believed that because William’s father was a town official, the young William was entitled to a free education at the Kings school. It has been accepted [for the most part] that William Shakespeare attended the Stratford grammar school. The Stratford grammar school prepared students for the university; however there is no evidence that William ever attended a university. The reason being is when William Shakespeare was thirteen his father suffered business losses. William was pulled from school and apprenticed to a trade, not an uncommon occurrence during the Elizabethan Age.
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”). Scholars don’t know that much about Shakespeare’s childhood either because there are very few records to know for certain about this time in his life. There are also no records of his schooling; however it is believed that he attended the local King Edward VI grammar school from approximately age seven to fourteen, being that was the norm for young boys during this time period (“The Education of William Shakespeare”). People doubt William’s work because they believe that he had no other former education after he finished grammar school for those few years in childhood. At the age of eighteen, he married twenty-six year old Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582.
Shakespeare's actual birth date is unknown, but records of his baptism on 26, April 1564 leads most historians to believe his actual birth date was two or three days prior to his baptism. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare was born to Mary Arden, his mother, daughter of a well off farmer and a descendent of the Arden's of Park Hall, an important Catholic family in the area. Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare, who became the mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon. William was the third of eight children, three of which died in youth.
Will was 18 and Anne was 26, she was also pregnant with their first child, a daughter they named Susanna; born on May 26,1583. Two years later, on February 2, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born. Hamnet later died of unknown causes at age 11. After the twins were born, there are 7 years of William’s life where no records exist. Many call this period the “lost years” and there are many theories behind what he did for those years.
John Shakespeare was a “prominent and prosperous alderman” in Stratford, and was “granted a coat of arms by the College of Heralds” (Hanna - Life). Little is known of Shakespeare’s boyhood but it is believed that he probably attended the “Stratford Grammar School” (Hanna - Life). There is no record of him having gone on to either Oxford or Cambridge, both of which were well established by his time (Hanna - Life). Shakespeare’s name turns up next in 1582 when he marries Anne Hathaway, some eight years his senior (Hanna - Life). Their daughter Susanna was born in 1583 and twins, Judith and Hamnet, were born in 1585 (Hanna - Life).
They had their first child six months after their marriage on May 26, 1583. They named their new daughter Susanna. A couple of years after Susanna’s birth, they had twins, Hamnet and Judith. Eleven years later, Hamnet died in childhood from the Bubonic Plague. “After the birth of the twins, there are seven years of Will... ... middle of paper ... ...at time and he prospered.
William Shakespeare is said to be born on April 23, 1564, although his actual birthday is not known, and was baptized at the holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. William Shakespeare was the third child of John and Mary Arden Shakespeare with two older sisters and three younger brothers. Although much is not known about his education, scholars believe that Shakespeare went to school in King's New School, in Stratford, which taught the basics of literature. On November 28, 1582, when Shakespeare was 18, he got married to a 26 year old women, Anne Hathaway, in Worcester. After about six months of marriage, on May 26, 1583, Anne Shakespeare gave birth to their first child, a daughter by the name of Susanna.
"His date of birth would have fallen shortly before that day is traditionally considered to be April 23, 1954" (Campbell and Quinn 755). He was born to John Shakespeare and his wife, Mary Arden and was the oldest of three sons. He also had four sisters. "Little is known of Shakespeare's early life, although it is likely that he received an education at the good local grammar school" (Lawall 2110). Other than that, there really is not much known about Shakespeare's youth.