William Shakespeare “A man for all time.” – Ben Jonson
“All the world 's a stage, / And all the men and women merely players.”
William Shakespeare He is considered the greatest dramatist in the world.
WilliamShakespearewas a famousBritishplaywrightwhoisknownasoneofthegreatestdramatistsandfinestpoetsofalltimes. HisplaysexemplifythedramawrittenduringthetimeofQueenElizabeth I ofEngland (1558-1603). Shakespearewrotetragedy,comedyandhistory. Hewroteaboutthelivesandactionsofkings,queensandotherhighborncharacters.
Family Facts WilliamShakespearewasbornin 1564 inStratford-upon-Avon in England anddiedin1616. Hisfather’snamewasJohn andhismother’sMary. Heoftenhelpedhisfatherinthe market. John Shakespeare, owned a shop as a glove maker and also held several government positions, including Mayor of Stratford. John Shakespeare
HemarriedAnne Hathawaywhenhewasonly18. At 19 he had a daughter (1583) Susanna. In 1585 he had twins– Hamnet and Judith. A fewyearslater, hewenttotoworkasanactorandplaywright. 37ofhisplaysexisttoday. InAugust 1596, hissonHamnetdied.InShakespeare’sdayseveryonelovedhisplays, eventheQueen oftenwenttoseethem. Allactorsinthosedaysweremale.
Shakespeare’s birthplace in Henley Street Shakespeare’s boyhood home in Stratford
Shakespeare’s Death Died April 23,1616 William Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford. A stone slab - a reproduction of the original, which it replaced in 1830 marks his grave