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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.

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