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William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet who lived in the late 1500's and early 1600's.

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Introduction William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet who lived in the late 1500's and early 1600's. His plays are now performed all over the world in hundred of languages, and he is known as one of the greatest writers of all time. The reason his work is so popular is, Shakespeare wrote about human nature and how people behave. Although his words can be hard to understand, his ideas are as relevant now as they were four centuries ago. Shakespeare's Childhood William Shakespeare is generally accepted as the cleverest user of words in the world. He was born at a particularly fortunate moment in the history of English. William Shakespeare was born on 23 April 1564, in Stratford, which is 100 miles northwest from London. William Shakespeare was the eldest son, and third child of eight, because his elder brothers were dead in few years after their birth. (You can see it in Romeo and Juliet too). His father John Shakespeare was a glove maker. His mother, Mary Arden, had some land and money of her own. Even though they weren't rich, they were quite comfortable in their life. Stratford was a small market town surrounded by green fields. ...read more.


Afterwards he had no money or job so, he did varies jobs including Moneylender, sailor, soldier, Gardener, Coachman, Printer and so on (In this time there was no details about Shakespeare and they were called the Lost Years). While he was a coachman he had to stay out side of the theatre and look after the people's horses. The theatres are noisier place than the theatres of today. Will loved the theatre as he loved the excitements of it. At last he decided he wanted to be an actor. Later on he and the famous actor James Burbage became friends and Shakespeare joined in Burbage's company to achieve his goal. (Now we are going to call him Shakespeare because he is a big man now). Shakespeare began to write plays for Burbage's company and he wrote his first play called The Comedy of Errors, which is based on an old story. The play was a success and Shakespeare carried on writing. He made more friends with other playwrights. In that period of time London was very lively and very violent. Shakespeare's friends also committed with murders and other criminal activities. ...read more.


It set the theatres thatched roof ablaze, and in just few hours the whole building had burned to the ground. Luckily no one hurt, and the Globe was soon rebuilt by the King. The written copies of Will's plays were saved by his friends. In 1623 all 36 plays were put together in a printed book called First Folio. William Shakespeare, the greatest grandmaster of English writers died in 1616, at the age of 52 and buried Holy Trinity Church on April 25. He left most of his money and property to his eldest daughter, Susanna, and his other children. The Shakespeare Data Bank lists nearly 20 causes of Shakespeare's death, including Bright's disease and writer's cramp. Although he was gone, he would never be forgotten by the English World. A painted funerary bust was erected in the church early in the seventeenth century that has lasted to the present. William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays in all, not even one was published in his lifetime. Seven years after his death, his friends published his plays. Since then, the plays have become known all over the world. They are still put on nearly 400 years after Shakespeare's death. William Shakespeare, the master of playwright, still pleases readers and play-goers all over the world today and in the future. ...read more.

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