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The Life of William Shakespeare

The Life of William Shakespeare



Timeline of William Shakespeare's life.

Timeline of William Shakespeare's life.



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    • The Life of William Shakespeare
    • 1564
      1564- William Shakespeare is born in Stratford upon Avon, to John and Mary Shakespeare.
    • 1571 - 1585
      1571: Shakespeare begins his formal education at the age of 7, at the local grammar school.
      1582: Shakespeare, now age 18, marries Anne Hathaway, at the time she was 26.
      1583: William and Anne welcome their first child, Susanna.
      1585: William and Anne welcome their twins, Judith and Hamnet.
    • 1585 - 1593
      1585 - 1592: It is believed that Shakespeare left his family to join a company of actors.
      1589 – 1590: Shakespeare wrote Henry VI, Part One during this time.
      1590 – 1591: Shakespeare wrote Henry VI, Part Two and Henry VI, Part III during these two years.
      1592 – 1593: Shakespeare wrote the poem Venus and Adonis during this time.
    • 1594 - 1595
      1594: The Comedy of Errors, The Rape of Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, and The Taming of the Shrew are all written during this year.
      1595: During this year it is believed that Shakespeare wrote King John, Love Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet.
    • 1596 - 1598
      1596: William writes The Merry Wives of Windsor.
      1597: He writes The Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, Part One during this year.
      1598: Shakespeare writes Henry IV, Part Two and becomes an established actor with his performance in Ben Johnson’s Every Man in his Humor.
    • 1599 – 1602
      1599: In this year William writes Much Ado About Nothing and Julius Caesar is performed at the Globe Theatre for the first time.
      1600: Shakespeare writes Hamlet.
      1601: Shakespeare writes the narrative play The Phoenix and the Turtle.
      1602: He composes Troilus and Cressida.
    • The Globe Theatre
    • 1603 - 1611
      1604: Shakespeare writes Measure for Measure during this year.
      1606: Antony and Cleopatra is written.
      1607 – 1608: Timon Of Athens, Pericles, and Coriolanus are composed.
      1609 – 1610: William writes Cymbeline during this time.
      1611: Shakespeare writes The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest.
    • 1612 - 1616
      1613: The Globe Theatre burns down.
      1614: The Globe Theatre reopens.
      1616: William Shakespeare passes away, his burial is recorded in the Stratford holy Church.