The Complete Works of William Shakespeare The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Welcome to the Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. He bought a share in the lease on tithes for £440 in 1605, giving him income from grain and hay, as well as from wool, lamb and other items in Stratford town. Blest be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones. Growing up as the big brother of the family, William had three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund, and two younger sisters: Anne, who died at seven, and Joan. During his time in the company Shakespeare wrote many of his most famous tragedies, such as and , as well as great romances, like and.
We do know Shakespeare's twins were baptised in 1585, and Shakespeare established his reputation in London by 1592. A few years after he left school, in late 1582, William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. John Shakespeare's house, believed to be , now belonging to the His parents were , a successful glover originally from in Warwickshire, and , the youngest daughter of John's father's landlord, a member of the local. The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography. It is actually thanks to a group of actors from Shakespeare's company that we have about half of the plays at all.
His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. After marrying, she spent the rest of her life in Stratford. Their daughter Elizabeth, Shakespeare's first grandchild, was born in 1608. His plays have had an enduring presence on stage and film. His older daughter Susanna later married a well-to-do Stratford doctor, John Hall. Shakespeare, as the son of a leading Stratford citizen, almost certainly attended Stratford's grammar school. Shakespeare most likely attended until about age 15.
Eight years later, Bellott sued his father-in-law for delivering only part of the dowry. Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd! How or when Shakespeare got into acting is unknown. Susanna and her husband sued for slander. Shakespeare said he believed the enclosure would not go through, a prediction that turned out to be correct. Their father, John Shakespeare, was a leatherworker who specialized in the soft white leather used for gloves and similar items.
By the time he was 10, Shakespeare was translating Cicero, Terrence, Virgil and Ovid. . The reason for the special licence appeared six months later with the baptism of their first daughter, , on 26 May 1583. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. The bust in the Folger's Paster Reading Room, shown at left, is a copy of this statue. Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language.
Though more is known about Shakespeare's life than those of most other Elizabethan and Jacobean writers, few personal biographical facts survive, which is unsurprising in the light of his social status as a commoner, the low esteem in which his profession was held, and the general lack of interest of the time in the personal lives of writers. The couple married around 1557 and lived on Henley Street when Shakespeare was born, purportedly in a house now known as. He was granted the honour of burial in the chancel not on account of his fame as a playwright but for purchasing a share of the of the church for £440 a considerable sum of money at the time. It contained 36 of his plays and none of his poetry. Mountjoy's apprentice Stephen Bellott wanted to marry Mountjoy's daughter. Environmental Degradation in Jacobean Drama. In a million words written over 20 years, he captured the full range of human emotions and conflicts with a precision that remains sharp today.
Shakespeare himself seems to have lived in rented accommodation while in London. Classes met every day except Sunday, with a half day off on Thursdays, year-round. No original manuscripts of Shakespeare's plays are known to exist today. They collected them for publication after Shakespeare died, preserving the plays. The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare 2nd ed.
Includes a Shakespeare biography, works timeline, play synopses, and language resources. The next play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, was written at the request of Queen , who wanted to see another play that included the popular character Falstaff. George, patron of England , at the reputed age of 52. A prosperous businessman, he married Mary Arden, of the prominent Arden family. No extant contemporary source explains how or why he died. Today, nearly 400 years later, his plays are performed and read more often and in more nations than ever before.