Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Biography of William Shakespeare

Name: William Shakespeare

Birth: April 23, 1564

Father’s Name: John Shakespeare

Father’s Occupation: A Farmer

Mother’s Name: Mary Arden

Left School: At the age of 14

Married: in 1582 he married Anne Hathaway who was 8 years older than Shakespeare

Went to London: in 1587 Shakespeare went to London and joined Burbage’s company of action

Life in London: 1587-1611

Books: love’s labour’s lost, comedy of errors, two gentlemen of Verona, the English chronide (Henry 6 Richard 3, Richard 2 king john), a midsummer night’s dream, Romeo and Juliet, the merchant of Venice, as you like it. Twelfth night, Julius Caesar, hamlet, macebeth, Othello, Lear, Antony and Cleopatra.

Died: April 23, 1616

“Good friend for Jesus sake forbear
To dig the dust enclosed here;
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones.”

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