The life of William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Discover William Shakespeare’s Entire Life
By Betty Fan Group Members：Betty Fan & Ricky Hu
Stephen Leacock May
The Life of William Shakespeare
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Early Childhood, marriage and family Career, employment, success, financial side, etc. Old age and the end of his life
Rivals-other play writes
? Born and Raised in Stratford-upon-Avon ? Born from an ordinary family
-John Shakespeare(an alderman and a merchant)&, Mary Arden(a farmer’s daughter)
-begins at 6 at the Stratford Grammar School(King’s New School)
-no official record to prove his attendances -he learned basic Latin grammar & English literatures -he did not attend to university because of financial stress
? On November 27, 1582, at the age of 18, he married a
26-year-old lady named Anne Hathaway -Lost Years(poaching game or assistanting at school?)
? 3 children named Susanna, Hamnet and Judith
Then, he moved to London to start his career in 1592…
? He eared a living job as an actor in London.
-on September 1592, Robert Greene strongly criticised William with an article.
"...There is an upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tiger's heart wrapped in a Player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you: and being an absolute Johannes factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shakescene in a country,"
? However, Shakespeare was supported by
wealthy nobility financially to publish his poets.
? In 1590s, Shakespeare had a partnership with the Lord Chamberlain's Men
(the King's Men), which is an acting company
- the company was quite popular
- William used this company to publish his fist two poems - the financial supporter: the Earl of Southampton - "Venus and Adonis" (1593) and "The Rape of Lucrece" (1594).
Success & Financial Sides
In 1597, William Shakespeare published 15 of 37 plays that he written in his entire life
He became a rich and successful man
? William Shakespeare purchased the second largest house in Stratford, which
is called the New House.
? In 1599, he purchased a theatre for himself called the Globe. ? In 1605, he became an entrepreneur, and purchased many lands and rented
them to earn money.
Fun Facts of William Shakespeare by Numbers
He often called the English national
poet, is widely considered as the greatest
dramatist of all time
? William Shakespeare is the world’s great poet
and playwright. His achievement and devotion are no deniable, his personal life makes him becomes more mysterious. His legacy is the most influential figure in human civilization.
? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare ? http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/shakespearemarriage.html ? http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare9480323#mysterious-origins
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