William Shakespeare´s Creative Plays and Poems

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William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. At seven years old he started school and attended Stratford grammar school. http://literarygenius.info/william-shakespeare-born.htm Age fourteen; Shakespeare left school and formal education. http://www.william-shakespeare.ino/william-shakespeare-biography-childhood-and-education.htm Four years later Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in his hometown. In a short six months their first child Susanna was born. She was baptized on May 26th in Stratford parish church. After two years of Susanna being the only child, Hamnet and Judith were born. They were both baptized on February 2nd, 1585. http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-children-and-grandchildren.htm William in the end left Anne and the kids with his family and moved to London. In London, he started his career. Slowly starting as an actor, writer, and also being a part owner of a playing company. The company was called the Chamberlain’s Men. Between 1589 and 1613 Shakespeare produced almost all of his works. His early plays consisted of comedies and histories. Later on he mainly wrote tragedies up to 1608. His plays were known to be in four categories, which were comedies, tragedies, histories, and the romances. Not only is Shakespeare known for writing plays, but also writing poems. It is said he wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets and two other long narrative poems. http://poemhunter.com/william-shakespeare/biography/ Having such an amazing career, Shakespeare had many peers and people who looked up to him. Christopher Marlowe, known as Shakespeare’s literary peer. Who possibly has a hand on Shakespeare’s early dramas. Marlowe was known for his blank verse, his protagonists, a... ... middle of paper ... ...er, depression, delirium, and the eruption of red rashes on the skin. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/typhus Shakespeare’s life was quite short for many of our opinions, but throughout it he was able to make the most of it and I believe that is one of the many reasons that we still consider him “famous”. Works Cited “Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus.” The Biography.com website. 29 May 2014 “Gaius Julius Caesar” Roman Empire Home Page. 30 Apr. 2014 “Julius Caesar” Encyclopedia of World Biography. 29 Apr. 2014 “Julius Caesar” New World Encyclopedia. 20 Feb. 2009

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