The Meaning Of Life: The Life Of William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in the English Literature. His reputation as a dramatist and poet actor is unique around the world. His works have been reading and quoting during centuries. And, in spite of their difficult and demanding reading, the effect that they have on issues about the nature and meaning of life is present nowadays. However, although he was considered the greatest playwright of all time, many aspects of his life remain in mystery.


William Shakespeare was born on April, 1564, in the English town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and he died April 23rd, 1616. His birthday is uncertain. However, because he was baptized on April 26th and there was a common practice to baptize on the third day after birth, it is supposed that
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Thus, he died exactly at the age of 52 years. He was the third child of John Shakespeare, a successful glover and town alderman from Snitterfield who dealt in illegal wool trading. His mother was Mary Arden, the youngest daughter of a family of status. Not much is known about Shakespeare’s childhood. He probably attended the grammar school, the King’s New School, in central Stratford but never studied at a university. However, there is not a definite proof. In 1582, when Shakespeare was 18 years old, he married Anne Hathaway, who was 26 and she was presumably 3 months pregnant. Thus, the ceremony which take place in November, 28th, 1582. They had three children, their first daughter, Susanna, and later, twins, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died at the age of 11 years for unknown causes. After the birth of the twins, there are seven years of
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