William Shakespeare – some biographical notes 900igr.net
The early years Born in April 1564 in Stratford on Avon His father - a fairly rich merchant
Stratford on Avon
Wife and Children Marriage to Anne Hathaway in 1582 Anne was 26, he was 18 3 children The youngest, Hamnet died at the age of 11
London went to London at 21 joined a travelling company of actors worked both as an actor and a writer
London Life in the 16th century Poor sewer system High crime rate But … 200,000 inhabitants the cultural and political heart of England
The Globe Theatre opened in 1599 His successes had made Shakespeare a rich man He became one of the principal investors
Ups and downs Failures and successes The affair with the "Dark Lady"
The end of his life Return to Stratford in 1610 Destruction of the Globe Theatre in 1613 (the Great Fire of London) In 1616 Shakespeare died on April, 23 (his birthday!)
Looking back Shakespeare wrote 37 plays … … and 154 sonnets… … and an unknown number of long epic poems "All‘s well that ends well"