Read Shakespeare’s works translated into today’s English, go deep with our study guides, or delve into the Bard’s life and times. Explore the historical and social context of William Shakespeare’s plays, learn about his biography, or browse his most famous quotes. Shakespeare is William Shakespeare, one of the English-speaking world's greatest playwrights and poets, who possessed a great knowledge of human nature and transformed the English theatre. Yet many facts of his life remain a mystery. William Shakespeare was born in in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, northwest of London, to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. William's father made his living primarily as a tanner and a glover but also traded wool and grain from time to time. John Shakespeare also served in various offices, including high bailiff (like a mayor), the city's. What We Know About William Shakespeare. Considering how famous and well-regarded William Shakespeare's work is today, it's kind of surprising that we really don't know a whole lot about his life.
Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays and over short and long poems, many of which are considered to be the finest ever written in English. His works have been translated into every major living language, and some others besides (the Folger's holdings include translations in Esperanto and Klingon), and nearly years after his death, they continue to be performed around the world. Jonathan Bate, The Genius of Shakespeare. This book, published in , examines the legacy of Shakespeare’s work, the way it has inspired others (from Romantic poets and novelists to twentieth-century postcolonial theorists), and how Shakespeare’s writing is constantly reinvented and recast by each new generation. became an actor, or at least a bit player, in Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which was formed in , 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 Size: 1MB. William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor of the Renaissance era. He was an important member of the King’s Men company of theatrical players from roughly onward. Known throughout the world, Shakespeare's writings capture the range of human emotion and conflict and have been celebrated.
SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE. Very little is known for certain about William Shakespeare. What we do know about his life comes from registrar records, court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April at Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon. William Shakespeare, English dramatist, poet, and actor considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time. No writer’s living reputation can compare to that of Shakespeare, whose notable plays included the tragedies Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello. He was also known for his sonnets. William Shakespeare (), `The Bard of Avon', English poet and playwright wrote the famous Sonnets and numerous highly successful oft quoted dramatic works including the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell: my blessing season this in thee!". William Shakespeare, frontispiece with tissue guard of Shakespeare with small newspaper article glued on, light pencilling here & there Works of William Shakespeare, The Volume 1 only, Text regulated by Folio of , with Readings From Former Editions, a History of the Stage, a Life of the Poet, & an Introduction to Each Play (includes English Drama & Stage, Tempest, Two Gentlemen V.