William Shakespeare Research Paper

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William Shakespeare, also known as the "Bard of Avon,"is one of the most well known playwrights in the world. Shakespeare's works are known throughout the entire world, but his personal life is mostly a mystery. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, and Mary Arden. He was the third of eight children, and the eldest surviving son. although no records of attendance survived most biographers think that he was probably enrolled at the King's New School in Stratford. At age 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who was 26 years old at the time, and one year after the marriage Anne gave birth to Twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith, and Susanna. Hamnet later died of unknown causes at the age of 11. After the twins were born, Shakespeare left virtually no historical traces until he is mentioned in the London theatre in 1592. The years between 1585 and 1592 are known by most as Shakespeare's "lost years”. …show more content…

In 1596, Shakespeare was living in the parish of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate. He moved across the river Thames to Southwark by 1599, the same year he built the Globe Theatre. By 1604, he had moved across the river again, to an area north of St Paul's Cathedral. Shakespeare's early works were mostly comedies and histories.Then, until about 1610, he wrote mostly tragedies, such as Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be some of the best writing in the English language. Many of his works were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his life. In 1623, two fellow-actors of Shakespeare's, Henry Condell and John Heminges, published the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of Shakespeare's

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