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Title: William Shakespeare


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William Shakespeare
  • 1564-1616

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Biography
  • born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • son of John Shakespeare, butcher and also glover
    (maker and seller of gloves) and Mary, his wife
    from a well-established family and a heiress of
    some land
  • went to Stratford Grammar School,
  • now called Edward VI Grammar School for Boys
  • pictures from the school
  • married Anne Hathaway at the age of 18
  • they had three children Suzanna and the twins
    Judith and Hamnet
  • left Stratford quite early, some rumours suggest
    he did it to avoid a charge for poaching deer
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His birthplace
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  • in 1592 he is established in London
  • starts a theatre company in 1593, called Lord
    Chamberlains Men, later known as The Kings Men
  • writes lots of plays and sonnets and is soon
    regarded as the greatest playwright of all time
  • He has written 37 plays, 154 sonnets (a poem
    of fourteen lines that follow a strict rhyme
    scheme and logical structure) and lots of other
    poems
  • He started writing poems in the late 16th
    century because the Elizabethans considered the
    writing of poetry to be more important than the
    writing of plays
  • Hamlets monologue ( på närpesiska!)
  • Sonnet 18
  • Sonnet 130
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Anne Hathaways Cottage
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  • In 1599 he is involved in the building of a new
    theatre,
  • the Globe

the Globe rebuilt and completed in 1995
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  • Later in life he returned to Stratford where he
    died on April 23, 1616
  • Buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford


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Private pictures as well as pictures from
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