William Shakespeare`s birthday

Posted: April 23, 2010 by celiaayli in biography, Schoolwork

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare was born on 23rd April 1564 in Stratford – upon – Avon and died 1616 aged 52. He was regarded as the world’s famous writer. His mother Mary Arden was a farmer’s daughter and his dad John Shakespeare was a farmer turned Glover maker and mayor of Stratford. He had 7 siblings Joan born in the year 1558 – 1559, Margret born 1562 – 1563, Gilbert born 1566 – 1612, Joan born 1569 – 1646, Anne born 1571 – 1579, Richard born 1574 – 1613 and Edmund born 1580 – 1607. In 1582 Shakespeare turned 18 were he then married Anne Hathaway which she was eight years older then him. The first child Susannah was born in the following year and twin’s hamnet and Judith followed in 1585. Hamnet died aged 11.

 Due to William Shakespeare first two siblings dying at one year William became the oldest and the first to attend local grammar school where he would of learnt Latin and Greek.

In 1592 William Shakespeare in his early twenties was earning money as an actor and playwright in London. His wife and kids stayed in Stratford. He soon became a leading member of a theatrical company called the lord’s chamberlain’s men. with whom he remained for the rest of his life .

Between 1599 and 1613 their main base was the globe theatre and in 1609 they also required the Blackfriars theatre.

Shakespeare most famous plays were the four great tragedies, Hamlet , Macbeth , Othello and king Lear. He also wrote popular comedies.

Written and laid out by Tammie  yr 10  and ROH yr 11

  1. evelinasec says:

    Good content 🙂
    Now check your spellings, punctuation, register and grammar.

  2. Bernard says:

    Here is a sound clip of Adam Coleman from the Globe Theatre, talking to the secondary class group about the ‘As You Like It’ project that is running during Summer Term.

    [audio src="http://podcast.lgfl.org.uk/channels/media/1272407135adamglobe.mp3" /]

  3. evelinasec says:

    Thanks Bernie, but please could you put this as a comment with Globe think! or as a post on its own. We don’t think people will necessarily find it here if they are looking for info re the Globe/Evelina project.

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