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Shakespeare was born on April 23 rd, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. He died on April 23 rd, 1616. At the age of 18, he married 26 year-old Anne Hathaway. They had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died of unknown causes at the age of 11.
Shakespeare was born on April 23 rd, 1564 in Stratford-Upon- Avon, England. His parents were John Shakespeare, who was a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, who was a landed local heiress. He had seven other siblings: Joan, Gilbert, Richard, Edmund, Anne, and Margaret. He married Anne Hathaway on November 28 th, 1582.
One of Shakespeare’s famous works, this tragedy was written in the 1590s. The story of Romeo & Juliet follows 13 year-old Juliet of Capulet and Romeo of Montague as they try to form a relationship while their families drive them apart. This play reflects the Renaissance because wealthy women (i.e. Juliet) during the Renaissance were expected to marry young.
Julius Caesar was believed to be written in 1599. This play follows the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator, Julius Caesar, his assassination, and the triumph of the conspirators in the Battle of Philippi. The play contains many elements of the Elizabethan period of the Renaissance. (The characters mention hats and doublets, which did not exist in ancient Rome.)
Another famous tragedy, the play was written in mid-1599. The story follows Prince Hamlet as he tries to enact revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering his father, King Hamlet. The play reflects the Renaissance because Hamlet is a protestant, a major branch of Christianity.
Shakespeare was a very modest actor, and a excellent writer. He was also a very talented playwright, as seen in his plays. ( Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, Henry IV)
Not much is known about Shakespeare’s religious beliefs, but since he was born under the rule of Elizabeth I, (She was Protestant and outlawed Christianity) he was believed to be Protestant.
Shakespeare was very interested in sports and music at a young age. He also liked reading and fishing.