Shakespeare-the world’s preeminent dramatist
William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) This year the whole world celebrates the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare, the greatest English playwright and poet. He wrote comedies, tragedies and historical plays in England in the last part of the 16th and the early 17th century.
Stratford-upon-Avon William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the English town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Like other boys of middle-class families, William attended a grammar school in Stratford where he got a good education and also learned Latin.
W. Shakespeare is an actor We don't really know what William did during the following years but in 1592 he went to London to work as a writer and actor. He wrote his first sonnets and poems.
The Globe In 1594 Shakespeare joined the best acting company of the country—Lord Chamberlain's Men. It had the best actors, the best writers and the most famous theatre—the Globe. Shakespeare and his fellow actors were responsible for everything in the Globe theatre. They owned the building and the costumes, they wrote the scripts and they also shared the profits that they made.