William Shakespeare Research Paper

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"Don't judge a book by its cover." Shakespeare's own words may be the best to describe him. He was a man of many talents. William Shakespeare was one of the most famous poets, playwrights, and actors. His life and career are still read about and studied to this day. Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon in the United Kingdom on April 23. He was baptized on April 26, 1564. Shakespeare's parents were illiterate and uneducated. They say Shakespeare attended school at King's New School in Stratford. When he was 18 years old he married 26 year-old Anne Hathaway. Six months after they got married Anne birthed a daughter, Susanna. About two years later she gave birth to twins, Hamnet (son) and Judith (daughter). Between the years 1585 and 1592 are called Shakespeare's "lost years." During that time, Shakespeare left little information on where he had gone. The Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death, killed many people close to Shakespeare, including his sisters Joan, Margaret, and Anne. He also suffered a tremendous loss when his only son, 11 year-old Hamnet, died and was buried …show more content…

During the 18th century, sonnets had a very low reputation in England. Shakespeare's sonnets began a new form of poetry. He also wrote many plays. The most famous plays that he wrote are Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar. The Globe theatre was built was built amidst 1597-1599 in Southwark. Some say that if you go above the theatre it will resemble a donut. It was an amphitheater because of the time period it was built in. At the bottom of the stage, was a place called "the pit" which was on the ground. Surprisingly, many people paid just to stand and watch a performance. Shakespeare owned 12.5% of the Globe Theatre. When advertising a play, colored flags were hung outside the theatre: red for history, white for comedy, and black for tragedy. The Globe Theatre was burnt down in 1613 because of a special effect that went

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