Became an actor, or at least a bit player, in shakespeare's company, the lord chamberlain's men, which was formed in 1594, when shakespeare was thirty john sanders also dabbled in oils and did odd bits of painting around the theatre he liked to try his hand at portraiture. William shakespeare died on 23 april 1616, according to his monument, and lies buried in the chancel of the holy trinity church in stratford upon avon while there is little known of her life, anne hathaway outlived her husband by seven years, dying in 1623 and is buried beside him. William shakespeare facts william shakespeare was an english poet, playwright, and actor he was born on 26 april 1564 in stratford-upon-avon his father was a successful local businessman and his mother was the daughter of a landowner. Historians believe shakespeare was born on this day in 1564, the same day he died in 1616although the plays of william shakespeare may be the most widely read works in the english language.
William shakespeare was born on april 23, 1564, in stratford-upon-avon the son of john shakespeare and mary arden, he was probably educated at the king edward vi grammar school in stratford, where he learned latin and a little greek and read the roman dramatists. The complete works of william shakespeare: with a life of the poet, explanatory foot-notes, critical notes, and a glossarial index [william shakespeare, henry norman hudson] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers. Though much about his life remains open to debate due to incomplete evidence, the following biography consolidates the most widely-accepted facts of shakespeare's life and career in the mid-sixteenth century, william shakespeare's father, john shakespeare, moved to the idyllic town of stratford-upon-avon.
William's father, john shakespeare, was a member of the borough council of stratford-upon-avon william was the third of eight children, though his two elder siblings did not survive childhood. Walk in shakespeare's footsteps and meet the man behind the works the independent charity that cares for the world's greatest shakespeare heritage sites in stratford-upon-avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of his works, life and times all over the world. William shakespeare, his life, works and influence william shakespeare was an english poet and playwright who is considered one of the greatest writers to ever use the english language he is also the most famous playwright in the world, with his plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages.
What is certain is that william shakespeare never proceeded to university schooling, which has contributed to the debate about the authorship of his works the next documented event in shakespeare's life is his marriage to anne hathaway on november 28, 1582. William shakespeare was a very talented man known for his various works of literature his works include poems, plays, and sonnets his works are then broken down into tragedies, comedies, and histories. Shakespeare's life portrait of shakespeare from the first folio (1623), copper engraving by martin droeshout william shakespeare was an actor, playwright, poet, and theatre entrepreneur in london during the late elizabethan and early jacobean eras.
Early life william shakespeare was the son of john shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover (glove-maker) originally from snitterfield, and mary arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer. The most famous of all english playwrights was born in stratford-upon-avon in 1564 william's father john was a wealthy merchant and a respectable member of the community within the small warwickshire town it appears the john's business interests may have taken a turn for the worse when william. William shakespeare (1564-1616) was an english poet and playwright he wrote approximately 39 plays and 154 sonnets, as well as a variety of other poems.
Shakespeare produced a huge volume of work in his lifetime, leaving a legacy of 37 plays and 154 sonnets this amounted to around 900,000 words that he had to commit to paper over 25 years. Shakespeare's life gives an account of the playwright's time in stratford-upon-avon and london shakespeare's works lists all the poems, sonnets and plays that he created see shakespeare's theatre for information about the first public playhouses in london, and the companies and actors that used them. Britannica classics: william shakespeare this film recounts the life of shakespeare from his early boyhood through his productive years as a playwright and actor in london it is a 1955 production of encyclopædia britannica educational corporation.
William shakespeare was the son of john shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover originally from snitterfield, and mary arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer he was born in stratford-upon-avon and baptised there on 26 april 1564. William shakespeare was born in stratford-upon-avon in april 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on april 23 the facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse he was one of eight children born to john shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William shakespeare (baptized on april 26, 1564 to april 23, 1616) was an english playwright, actor and poet also known as the bard of avon and often called england's national poet. This video provides a crash course introduction to william shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry from 'two gentlemen of verona' to 'the tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick.