William Shakespeare Research Paper

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“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” You may have heard of the man whom many consider to be the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare. He wrote about 37 plays and 154 sonnets. Some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays include Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar. When William Shakespeare died, only about half of his plays had been published. The rest of his plays were finally published in the 1623 First Folio, a complete collection of all his plays. Most historians conclude that William Shakespeare was born on around April 23, 1564, because he was baptized on the 26th. His birthplace was in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. He was the third child of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant and a public official, and Mary Arden, a local heiress who inherited a good sum of farmland. Because he was a public official’s son, he got free education and attended grammar school mainly teaching Latin. Later, on November 28, 1582, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who was from a village a mile west of Stratford. They had a daughter and a set of twins, but one of the twins died at age 11 due to unknown causes. …show more content…

Therefore there are a lot of theories of what may of happened but most believe that Shakespeare arrived in London, while leaving his family behind, in the mid- to late 1580’s to seek out eminence and wealth. In 1592, there are records of Shakespeare becoming an established actor in London. He was a member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, also known as the King’s Men, for most of his career. Now many of us would think that William Shakespeare earned his money mainly for his plays that he wrote, but that is not the case. Actually, most of his wealth came from his share of the admissions, not from the sale of his

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