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2: 1.Shakespeare was probably born on April 23, 1564 2.Shakespeare was born in a small English town named Stratford-upon-Avon, located in Warwickshire 3.Shakespeare was lucky to survive to adulthood because of a plague 4.His parents were Mary and John Shakespeare 5.His siblings, Joan, Gilbert, and Margaret, died from the plague | Early Life
3: 6.Shakespeare probably began his education at the age of six or seven at the Stratford grammar school 7.Scholars say that the Shakespeare family was Catholic 8.Being Catholic was against the law at this time in Europe 9.At the age of 18, Shakespeare married the 26-year-old Anne Hathaway 10.Scholars question his sexuality because some of his plays tell us that he was in love with a young man
4: By age 28, William Shakespeare was in London and already established as both an actor and a dramatist. Soon after his career began, he was heavily criticized by the playwright Robert Greene. | In 1597, he bought the second-largest house in Stratford, New Place, and in 1605, he invested in a share of the parish tithes in Stratford. A year after buying his new house, his name had become a selling point and began to appear on the title pages of his plays and sonnets.
5: Between 1592 and 1594, when the theatres were frequently closed becuase of the plague, he wrote his earliest poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. He wrote the majority of 37 plays which are now accepted as his, as well as collaborating on several more, between 1594 and 1613.
6: The general consensus is that Shakespeare wrote thirty-seven plays Among the most famous and critically acclaimed of Shakespeare's plays are Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's | Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Othello, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice and Richard III. While many passages in Shakespeare's plays are written in prose Shakespeare based many of his plays on the work of other playwrights and recycled older stories and historical material. Shakespeare's earliest plays tended to be adaptations of other playwright's works and employed blank verse and little variation in rhythm.
7: Shakespeare's first plays were written in the conventional style of the day. He wrote them in a stylised language that does not always spring naturally from the needs of the characters or the drama. The poetry depends on extended, sometimes elaborate metaphors and conceits, and the language is often rhetorical—written for actors to declaim rather than speak.
8: Shakespeare died in 1616 at the age of 52 . It is believed that his death occured on the same date as his birthday. The cause of his death, however, is unknown. Dr. Hall, Shakespeare Son-in-Law, was the person to care for him while he was sick. | Whatever the cause of Shakespeare's death, he called for his lawyer to revise his will on 25 March 1616. The signature on his will leads some to believe that he was already sick on the date of March 25 1616.
9: William Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford. Over his grave, there is a slab (reproduction of OG) with a curse written upon it: GOOD FREND FOR JESUS SAKE FORBEARE, TO DIGG THE DUST ENCLOASED HEARE. BLESTE BE Ye MAN Yt SPARES THES STONES, AND CURST BE HE Yt MOVES MY BONES He is beleived to be buried 17 ft underground next to his wife, Anne Hathaway Shakespeare.
10: Other Facts: - Shakespeare used 29,066 different words in his plays. - Shakespeare's last appearance on the stage was in late 1603. - Until Romeo and Juliet, romance was never seen as a worthy topic for tragedies. | - Twenty-five of author Charles Dickens titles are quotes from Shakespeares plays. - Shakespeares Globe Theater was the first theater build by actors for actors. - The word "Romeo" has become synonymous with "male lover" in English - His early plays were mainly comedies and histories. - He wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608.
11: - Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century. - His company, King's Men, made Shakespeare wealthy.