William Shakespeare<br />By Alfredo Ceballos<br />P.6<br />Mrs. Nicastro<br />
Family and Early Life<br />Claimed to be born April 23rd, 1564 (birth and death dates were not recorded in Shakespeare’s t...
Family and Early Life<br />Lived with parents on Henley Street <br />William’s father was a local businessman. Also involv...
Education<br />Attended the Christian Holy Trinity church<br />Probably entered the grammar school of Stratford, the King’...
Life after school and marriage<br />Probably became his father’s apprentice after finishing school but it has been reporte...
Life in London and the Globe Theatre<br />After getting married, William moved to London and worked in the Globe Theater.<...
Success <br />After the plague lost its grip on London theaters reopened and Shakespeare’s acting company changed its name...
Shakespeare’s Last Days<br />Six weeks after his daughter’s wedding, Shakespeare revised his will and his writing reveals ...
Works Cited<br />Merriman, C. D. The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://w...
Pictures from<br />N.p., n.d. Google Images. Web. 7 Dec. 2009. http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/p/0/-/-/simpsons_family...
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  1. 1. William Shakespeare<br />By Alfredo Ceballos<br />P.6<br />Mrs. Nicastro<br />
  2. 2. Family and Early Life<br />Claimed to be born April 23rd, 1564 (birth and death dates were not recorded in Shakespeare’s time)<br />Father was John Shakespeare and mother was Mary Arden who both could not read or write.<br />First of four sons and had four sisters<br />Baptized April 26th, 1564 in the parish church of Holy Trinity of Stratford-upon-Avon<br />Martin, Christopher. Shakespeare. Vero Beach, Florida: Rourke Enterprises, Inc., 1989. Print.<br />Merriman, C. D. The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/&gt;. <br />Holden, Anthony. William Shakespeare: The Man Behind the Genius. Great Britain: Little Brown, 1999. Print.<br />William Shakespeare General Web Group, 1997. Web. 6 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.williamshakespeare.com/Biography.php&gt;Pressley, J. M. Shakespeare Resource Center Shakespeare Resource Center and J. M. Pressley, 1997. Google. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.bardweb.net/man.html&gt;. <br />
  3. 3. Family and Early Life<br />Lived with parents on Henley Street <br />William’s father was a local businessman. Also involved in municipal affairs as Alderman and Bailiff. A decline in his fortunes in his later years had some effect on William.<br />Liked watching traveling theater groups from an early age who came to Stratford to entertain the local official townsmen.<br />Merriman, C. D. The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/&gt;. <br />Martin, Christopher. Shakespeare. Vero Beach, Florida: Rourke Enterprises, Inc., 1989. Print.<br />Holden, Anthony. William Shakespeare: The Man Behind the Genius. Great Britain: Little Brown, 1999. Print.<br />Pressley, J. M. Shakespeare Resource Center Shakespeare Resource Center and J. M. Pressley, 1997. Google. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.bardweb.net/man.html&gt;.<br />
  4. 4. Education<br />Attended the Christian Holy Trinity church<br />Probably entered the grammar school of Stratford, the King’s New School, at age eleven where he would have studied theater, acting, Latin, literature, and history.<br />William would also study the bible at school which would explain why some quotes from the bible were found in some his plays and poems.<br />Merriman, C. D. The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/&gt;. <br />Holden, Anthony. William Shakespeare: The Man Behind the Genius. Great Britain: Little Brown, 1999. Print.<br />
  5. 5. Life after school and marriage<br />Probably became his father’s apprentice after finishing school but it has been reported that he might have been a school teacher.<br />In 1582, while still a minor at age eighteen, married Anne Hathaway who was eight years older and supposedly three months pregnant with the consent of his father. <br />Reportedly had three children who were all baptized. Susanna, and twins Judith, and Hamnet who died at age eleven who was Shakespeare’s only son.<br />Merriman, C. . The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeareD/&gt;. <br />Nettleton, Pamela H. William Shakespeare: Playwright and Poet. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2005. Print<br />William Shakespeare Info Ed. L. K. Alchin. N.p., 1 Nov. 2004. Google. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/facts-about-william-shakespeare.htm&gt;. <br />Pressley, J. M. Shakespeare Resource Center Shakespeare Resource Center and J. M. Pressley, 1997. Google. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.bardweb.net/man.html&gt;.<br />
  6. 6. Life in London and the Globe Theatre<br />After getting married, William moved to London and worked in the Globe Theater.<br />There is a myth that sates that William fled Stratford after poaching deer and rabbits.<br />He began writing plays and poems and also became involved with theatre troupe.<br />William was criticized in a pamphlet that had referred to him as an “upstart crow”.<br />Had written between 5 to 7 plays by 1592<br />It is believed that during the plague in 1593 William kept writing play and sonnets.<br />The Globe Theater was “moved”.<br />Merriman, C. D. The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/&gt;. <br />Nettleton, Pamela H. William Shakespeare: Playwright and Poet. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2005. Print. <br />
  7. 7. Success <br />After the plague lost its grip on London theaters reopened and Shakespeare’s acting company changed its name to the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.<br />Both an owner and actor but still managed to write an average two plays a year for his company to perform.<br />Began to perfect comedies and wrote tragedies such as the famous Romeo and Juliet.<br />Was criticized for being a common man and not going to a university.<br />Began writing tragedies and sad plays after his son’s, Hamnet, death. <br />Nettleton, Pamela H. William Shakespeare: Playwright and Poet. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2005. Print<br />Merriman, C. D. The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/&gt;<br />
  8. 8. Shakespeare’s Last Days<br />Six weeks after his daughter’s wedding, Shakespeare revised his will and his writing reveals he might have been weak or ill.<br />Wrote that his wife should receive his second-best bed but it is not known if this was an insult to Anne.<br />Had no descendants to carry on the family name.<br />Died on April 23rd, 1616.<br />William’s tomb reads,”Good friend for Jesus sake forbeareTo digg the dust encloasedheareBlessed by y man y spares hes stonesAnd curst be he y moves my bones”<br />Merriman, C. D. The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/&gt;<br />Nettleton, Pamela H. William Shakespeare: Playwright and Poet. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2005. Print.<br />
  9. 9. Works Cited<br />Merriman, C. D. The Literature Network Copyright Jalic Inc., 2006. Google. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/&gt;. <br />Holden, Anthony. William Shakespeare: The Man Behind the Genius. Great Britain: Little Brown, 1999. Print.<br />Martin, Christopher. Shakespeare. Vero Beach, Florida: Rourke Enterprises, Inc., 1989. Print.<br />Nettleton, Pamela H. William Shakespeare: Playwright and Poet. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2005. Print. <br />William Shakespeare Info Ed. L. K. Alchin. N.p., 1 Nov. 2004. Google. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/facts-about-william-shakespeare.htm&gt;.<br />Pressley, J. M. Shakespeare Resource Center Shakespeare Resource Center and J. M. Pressley, 1997. Google. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.bardweb.net/man.html&gt;.<br />
  10. 10. Pictures from<br />N.p., n.d. Google Images. Web. 7 Dec. 2009. http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/p/0/-/-/simpsons_family.jpg&imgrefurl=http://lifeinthenhs.wordpress.com/2007/07/&usg=__ZZpR1-WBgzoakRipGv19O4ALous=&h=432&w=3<br /> N.p., n.d. Google Images. Web. 7 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.examiner.com/x-11641-Shakespeare-Examiner~y2009m9d21-Shakespeares-final-resting-place-in-danger-of-roof-collapse&gt;.<br /> N.p., n.d. Google Images. Web. 7 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/gallery_images/0506/0000/0558/Birthplace_of_shakespeare_mid.jpg&imgrefurl=http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/image57911-.html&usg=__WIHsxNRwqgxK&gt;. <br />O&apos;Keeffe, Ed. Ed O&apos;Keeffe Photography Ed. Ed O&apos;Keeffe. N.p., 2000. Google Images. Web. 14 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.edsphotoblog.com/?p=251&gt;.<br /> Eisner, Bruce. Squidoo N.p., 2009. Google Images. Web. 14 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.squidoo.com/personal_success&gt;. <br /> Chapman, James. Squidoo N.p., 2009. Google Images. Web. 14 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.squidoo.com/bestbusinesscoach&gt;. <br />Leeman, Sue. USA Today Gannett Co. Inc., 2007. Google Images. Web. 14 Dec. 2009. &lt;http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-01-11-shakespearechurch_x.htm&gt;. <br />

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