Biography of William Shakespeare

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Early Life of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was a praised dramatist, artist and entertainer. He was conceived in the city of Stratford-upon-Avon in England, in the year 1564.

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The Chandos portrait (held by the National Portrait Gallery, London)

Married Life

In 1582, when Shakespeare was only 18 years of age, he got hitched to Anne Hathaway, who was eight years more seasoned than him. From that point forward, there are no clear records of the following couple of long periods of his life. Antiquarians regularly allude to these long stretches of Shakespeare’s life as the ‘lost years.’


William started his vocation as a dramatist in London in 1592. Before long he himself began acting and furthermore turned out to be part-proprietor of a dramatist organization known as the ‘Master Chamberlain’s Men.’ King James I renamed it as ‘The King’s Men.’ Many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed at the Globe Theater.

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Shakespeare’s funerary monument in Stratford-upon-Avon

A significant number of his plays were written in the last 50% of his profession. Shakespeare at that point experienced a progression of good and bad times attributable to the flare-up of the bubonic plague because of which the venues must be closed down. The Globe Theater burst into flames as well. Be that as it may, it was reconstructed once more.

William resigned and settled in Stratford, where he kicked the bucket in 1616.

William Shakespeare Plays

  • Shakespeare composed 37 plays in his lifetime. A portion of his most popular works are Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar.
  • Right up ’til the present time, Hamlet is likely his most cited and duplicated catastrophe. It is additionally Shakespeare’s longest play.

William Shakespeare Facts

  • William Shakespeare did not go to school.
  • Amid Shakespeare’s time, ladies were not allowed to act in plays, so in the majority of his plays, the female characters were played by men.
  • Shakespeare had no enthusiasm for getting his plays distributed; he needed them to be performed in front of an audience.
  • Shakespeare is attributed with acquainting right around 3,000 words with the English language.

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