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1: William Shakespeare was born April 23rd, 1564 in stratford, England.He was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare. His Father was successful in leather business but soon met financial difficulties in his career.
2: In the year of 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.She was the eldest of eight children.Six months after the marriage in the year of May 1583 Anne gave birth to Susanna Shakespeare.Two years later she gave birth to twins named Hamnet and Judith.At this time in Life Shakespeare was twenty-one years of age and Anne twenty-eight.Shakespeare, Anne and their children lived with his parents and with more children arriving he did not have a steady real career.William finally left his family in Stratford to seek his fortune in London, while his wife stayed in Stratford her whole life.
3: In the year of 1594, Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men.He remained with this company until the end of his London career.In 1597 he became prosporous enough to buy a new place in Stratford.This later became the home of his retirement years.He lived comfortably but never ended up a wealthy man.
4: In the year of 1599 he became a partner in the ownership of the globe theatre.In 1608 he became part owner of the Blackfriars theatre.
5: Shakespeare's Famous The Comedy of errors Titus Andronicus The Taming of the Shrew The two gentleman of Verona Love's Labour Lost Romeo and Juliet Richard II A Midsummer's night Dream King John The Merchant of Venice Henry V Parts I&II of Henry IV Much Ado about Nothing Julius Caesar As you like it Twelfth Night The merry Wives of Windsor
6: More of Shakespeare's Famous Troilus & Cressida All's well that ends well'' Measure for Measure Othello King Lear MacBeth Antony & Cleopatra Coriolanus Timon of Athens Henry VIII The Two Noble Kinsmen Pericles Cymbeline The Winter's tale The Tempest
7: His Famous Poetry Venus & Adonis The Rape of Lucrece The Passionate Pilgrim The Phoenix & The Turtle A Funeral Eulogy
8: Shakespeare was criticized many times for his work.He was blamed for mixing comedy and tragedy and failure to follow the original rules of the classical drama.
9: The cause of Shakespeare's death remains unkown.Reports show his death was April 23rd, 1616.This day happens to be the same day as his birth.Four weeks prior to his death he made his last will and testament.