The Famous William Shakespeare

            William Shakespeare is considered to be one of most greatest play writes of .

             Elizabethan dramatist and of all time. He is known as one of the worlds greatest play .

             writes because of his unique and intricate style of writing. His work were used as a .

             form of entertainment for the rich and poor. His plays appealed to the masses and .

             .

             survived the hands of time, but little is known about man who wrote so beautifully.

             So his life remains a mystery to us.

             Shakespeare was born in the year of 1564 and died in 1616. He was born in town .

             of Stratford upon Avon to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. The Shakespeare's were .

             well respected prominent people. When William Shakespeare was about seven years .

             old, he probably began attending the Stratford Grammar School with other boys of his .

             social class. Students went to school year round attending school for nine hours a day. .

             The teachers were strict disciplinarians. Though Shakespeare spent long hours at .

             school, his boyhood was probably fascinating. Stratford was a lively town and during .

             holidays, it was known to put on pageants and many popular shows. It also held several .

             large fairs during the year. Stratford was a exciting place to live. Stratford also had .

             fields and woods surrounding it giving William the opportunity to hunt and trap small .

             game. The River Avon which ran through the town allowed him to fish also. .

             Shakespeare's' poems and plays show his love of nature and rural life which reflects his .

             childhood. His education consisted mostly of Latin Studies-learning to read, write, and .

             speak the language fairly well and study some of the classical historians and poets.At .

             the age of 18 on November 28, 1582, he married Anne Hathaway, who was seven years .

             his senior and three months pregnant. One year later, a daughter named Susanna was .

             born on May 26, 1583. On February 2, 1585 twins were born Hamlet and Judith. .

             Shakespeare's only son died eleven years later.(Groiler 1991).

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