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.
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