William Shakespeare – The Greatest English Writer

By | September 24, 2015

Known as the greatest English writer of all time, William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England in April of 1564. He is a son of a glove maker named John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He was baptized on April 26 of 1564 and April 23rd has been considered as his birthday. Shakespeare's father John was a prosperous glove maker during his birth. However, he was prosecuted for engaging in wool's black market and as a result, lost his alderman position.

On November 28, 1952, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on what is believed to be a rush wedding because of the Hathaway's pregnancy. On May 26, 1583, Shakespeare's first child named Susanna was baptized in Stratford. Less than two years later, on February 2, 1585, his son and daughter – Hamnet and Judith were baptized. Hamnet died in 1596 and many people believed that this inspired Shakespeare to write "The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark."

William Shakespeare has become a writer, actor, and part owner of a theater company "The Lord Chamberlain's Men." The said theater company was famous after the death of Queen Elizabeth I and during the coronation of King James I. The monarchy adapted the theater company and it was renamed as "The King's Men."

Shakespeare wrote some of the world's greatest tragedy plays such as "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," "King Lear," "Othello," and "Hamlet." He has also written timeless comedy plays like "The Comedy of Errors," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Tempest."

The plays that William Shakespeare has written continue to be widely performed and studied until now in different parts of the world. Indeed, William Shakespeare is a person who gave pride to British flag.

Source by Pollux Parker

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