History Of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is presumed to have been born on April 23, 1564 and he died on 23 April 1616. He was a popular English poet, writer, and playwright composer. He had a superior command over English and also coined several terms and phrases. He is also called the national poet of England and is affectionately called the Bard of Avon.
He wrote at least 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Also, several of his works were published without his consent and he was a victim of copyright breach.
Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. When he was 18 years old, he married Anne Hathaway, a woman who was twice his age. They had eight children together. In 1585, he started a successful career of writing and directing plays. His drama company was called Lord Chamberlain’s Men and later it was renamed as the King's Men. He retired in 1613.
Not much is known about his private life or his children. His progeny was not as successful as him and they just inherited his fortune. Several of his works like Macbeth, King Lear, Merchant of Venice, and Romeo and Juliet are reproduced even today. Most of these stories had a tragic ending. However, in the latter part of his life, most of his works were tragicomedies.
Shakespeare was much respected for his poetry and playwrights. However, his reputation was most in the 19th century. Victorians almost worshipped Shakespeare and his plays drew the maximum number of crowds in England. He earned a worldwide acclaim for his work much later.
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