An overview of the life and work of william shakespeare an english playwright

He became prosperous and bought New Place, one of the finest houses in Stratford. The first recorded works of Shakespeare are Richard III and the three parts of Henry VIwritten in the early s during a vogue for historical drama.

Some scholars argue that there are about thirty more lost plays. Its plaque compares him to NestorSocratesand Virgil. Consequently, a great number of talented writers worked furiously to satisfy that appetite for plays. But during his lifetime London was full of writers, some more highly regarded than he was.

It was usual for christenings to take place on the third day after birth. The grand speeches in Titus Andronicusin the view of some critics, often hold up the action, for example; and the verse in The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been described as stilted.

In we find him on the other side of the river, in Bankside, on property owned by the Bishop of Winchester estate, near the infamous prison, The Clink, where the Globe Theatre was built. We know that Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, and it is assumed that he was born on April 23, However, no records have been found of his activities in these years.

William Shakespeare: The life and legacy of England’s bard

His early plays were mainly comedies and histories and these works remain regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres. The ghosts fall on their knees. Judging by the number of plays he wrote, Shakespeare worked very hard during his London years. A century later his first biographer suggested he fled to London to escape punishment for deer poaching.

In his younger years Shakespeare attended the Christian Holy Trinity church, the now famous elegant limestone cross shaped cathedral on the banks of the Avon river, studying the Book of Common Prayer and the English Bible.

There is at least one Shakespeare play, Cardenio, often referred to in documents, that has been lost. There is no record of him going to university.

William Shakespeare

In he bought the second biggest house in Stratford for his family, as well as acres of farmland and a cottage. His father died in In his daughter Judith married Quiney who subsequently admitted to fornication with Margaret Wheeler, and Shakespeare took steps to bequeath a sum to Judith in her own name.

In Cymbeline, for example, Jupiter descends "in thunder and lightning, sitting upon an eagle: Likewise with his history plays, Shakespeare compresses events and does not follow history too closely to add to the drama.

The title page of the edition of Titus Andronicus reveals that the play had been acted by three different troupes. Regardless, there have been some unfortunate projections and interpretations of modern concepts onto centuries old works that, while a grasp of contextual historical information can certainly lend to their depth and meaning, can also be enjoyed as valuable poetical works that have transcended time and been surpassed by no other.

This made him even wealthier. Shakespeare became one of those writers. It contained 36 texts, including 18 printed for the first time.

Visitor Survey Click here! William was the third of eight children, though his two elder siblings did not survive childhood. They had three children: He died a rich man, the equivalent of the modern multi-millionaire. Some are reworkings of previous stories, many based on English or Roman history.Shakespeare is renowned as the English playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in history of English literature.

Surprisingly for the world's greatest playwright, we actually know very little about Shakespeare's life. William Shakespeare’s father, John, was a man without any formal education other than a few years in a public school.

He made something of himself in the world, though, running his own business as a glove maker and becoming an alderman in the town council of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.

Shakespeare's work was used to spread English culture throughout the Empire and the world. In the 19th Century, Shakespeare became an important emblem of national pride, used to spread the.

Watch video · William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, to April 23, ) was an English playwright, actor and poet also known as the “Bard of Avon” and often called England’s national poet.

William Shakespeare (26 April (baptised) – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”.

William Shakespeare (), `The Bard of Avon', English poet and playwright wrote the famous Sonnets and numerous highly successful oft quoted dramatic works including the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet.

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