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William Shakespeare is believed to be born on April 23 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, England to John and Mary Shakespeare. As Catholics customs during those times, William Shakespeare was baptized at a very young age on April 26, 1564 at the parish church of Stratford upon Avon. Baby William Shakespeare had been able to survive a plague that killed one out of eight people of the hometown. William Shakespeare was the third child of eight children with relatives living nearby in Snitterfield and Stratford. In the early 1560’s William Shakespeare’s father John Shakespeare was expanding his involvement in his community rising in the ranks to alderman then bailiff, which was the highest paid ...view middle of the document...

Anne and William Shakespeare had a set of twins Hamnet and Judith completing their family. William Shakespeare began to write sonnets and plays and goes to London to work, leaving his family behind at Stratford upon Avon. Shakespeare worked in London, but was still closed to his wife and children. Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Parts II, III, and I were the first plays to appear in literary circle where William Shakespeare was becoming well known. His plays began to be played in theatres becoming famous, but the plays were still criticized by Protestants, because of the topics William Shakespeare wrote on. Hamnet William Shakespeare’s only son died and buried in August 11 1596. Shakespeare’s most famous theatre, the Globe theatre, was burnt down twice once due to technical error in the play Hamlet, and another by a group of protesting Protestants. Shakespeare was able to write many works during his times: Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Titus Andronicus, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King John, Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Edward III, Henry VI parts: I-III, Henry IV parts: I-II, Hamlet, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtle, A Lover’s Complaint, and numerous amount of Sonnets. William Shakespeare’s death was unknown but he was buried in April 23, 1616.
William Shakespeare has had many critics during his time and many continue to discuss the ideas in all if Shakespeare’s plays. In the article “William Shakespeare”, it says that many critics say the all of Shakespeare’s tragedies run in the same formula, and it is not for the benefit of writing but to leave all death toward the end, “Such casuistry has been reason for several critics to claim that Shakespeare is simply drawing out the drama until the final catastrophe” (Mazzeno). This is shown because Hamlet seems to stall the killing of...

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