What's more there are as few facts as ever to go on, and by the very nature of history, it's unlikely that any new and dramatic evidence regarding the life and times of william shakespeare will be revealed so what exactly is it that makes shakespeare such a fascinating subject for speculation by each new. Was shakespeare really shakespeare for hundreds of years people were perfectly content to embrace the simple logic that william shakespeare, respected actor, poet and dramatist, was, in fact, william shakespeare it had not occurred to anyone that this man, so well-known to his contemporaries, might be part of a. This is a short biography of william shakespeare shakespeare 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 after his marriage information about his life became very rare. Biography who was william shakespeare william shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the english language he was born on or around 23 april 1564 in stratford-upon-avon, the eldest son of john shakespeare, a prosperous glover and local dignitary, and mary arden, the daughter of a. William shakespeare whenever they look at his black face, however brilliant a general he is, he knows the others are thinking yes, but he is not really one of us shakespeare presents this fact in the dialogue and also in the staging of the play: othello's is a black face among a sea of white faces, and he is constantly. Early life very little is known about william shakespeare's childhood he was born in the english city of stratford-upon-avon about 100 miles northwest of london in 1564 william's father was a successful leather merchant who once held the public position of alderman he was the third of six children including two older. Here's a test: close your eyes and in your mind picture what william shakespeare looked like almost certainly you're thinking of a middle-aged man with a receding hairline and pointy beard, possibly sporting an earring and a ruff what's remarkable about this unified shorthand of the playwright's likeness is that very little is. Bear in mind that very little in the way of hard facts is actually known about shakespeare's life (unlike facts about shakespeare's globe theatre, which are fairly well if these william shakespeare facts aren't enough for you to understand the bard and his life, check out our complete biography of shakespeare, or this.
And it's obviously not sir walter raleigh, edward de vere, queen elizabeth, or the janitor at the globe the best book i can recommend on the subject is this: shakespeare: the world as stage (eminent lives): bill bryson it's a biography of shakespeare, based solely on the documentary evidence and completely free of. 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 1564 at holy trinity in. And in the case of this play, that whole speech by enobarbus about 'the poop was beaten gold' — that description of cleopatra that's so beautiful — he really lifted a lot of that from a different source i've read the original so it's inspiring to know that even shakespeare needed to rely on the work of people before him. He died within a month of signing his will, a document which he begins by describing himself as being in perfect health no extant contemporary source explains how or why he died half a century later, john ward, the vicar of stratford, wrote in his notebook: shakespeare, drayton, and ben jonson had a merry meeting.
The biography of william shakespeare - the lost years what are the william shakespeare 'lost years' what documented evidence is available what did he do after he left school his occupation scandal was he a thief why did he leave stratford interesting information about the family, life and times of william. Shmoop guide to william shakespeare biography smart, fresh history of william shakespeare biography by phds and masters from stanford, harvard, berkeley we don't buy it there is more than enough evidence to prove that william shakespeare really did exist, and that he really did write his plays, and that they. Did a black woman named amelia bassano really write all of the plays attributed to william shakespeare no contemporaneous accounts describe bassano as “black” (or “african”), and although its provenance is uncertain, many historians believe that this miniature portrait by nicholas hilliard depicts amelia bassano.
While william shakespeare's reputation is based primarily on his plays, he became famous first as a poet with the partial cs lewis concludes in english literature in the sixteenth century, excluding drama (1954) that “if the poem is not meant to arouse disgust it was very foolishly written” in more recent years a. Since william shakespeare lived more than 400 years ago, and many records from that time are lost or never existed in the first place, we don't know everything about his life for example, we know that he was baptized in stratford-upon-avon , 100 miles northwest of london, on april 26, 1564 but we don't know his exact. Many people believe william shakespeare is the best british writer of all time his many works are about life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic and mystery he wrote the blockbuster plays of his day - some of his most famous are macbeth, romeo and juliet, and hamlet it has been almost. Even if you're a regular visitor to london, it's probably never occurred to you to stop in to see william shakespeare's original manuscripts at the british museum or the most detailed description of the man left to us by someone who actually knew him, it seems, is a less-than-incisive sentence from his friend and rival, the.
Everything we know about shakespeare's birth and baptism however, the reality is that no one really knows when the great dramatist was born according to shakespeare of stratford: shakespeare's birth shakespeare online 12 sept 2000.
1599: a year in the life of william shakespeare was one of those books that seems so obvious it's amazing no one had thought of it before shapiro's chosen date was inspired: the annus mirabilis in which shakespeare wrote henry the fifth, julius caesar and as you like it, back to back, and probably. Despair before the task of trying to discover what shakespeare was really like' ( 109) wells plays with the idea of there being little or no point pursuing any kind of biography of shakespeare given that there is essentially no information to go on, that there is 'nothing' there but then, like so many biographers of shakespeare. William shakespeare - shakespeare's plays and poems: shakespeare arrived in london probably sometime in the late 1580s as is often the case in shakespearean romantic comedy, the young women are sure of who they are and whom they intend to marry one cannot be certain that they ever really fall in love, since.