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William Shakespeare (1564–1616) world famous playwright, poet and writer. William Shakespeare, whose biography contains many secrets and mysteries, is the author of many plays, such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello and others.
The exact date of the birth of the future talented writer has not been preserved. He is believed to have been born at Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564. It is known for certain that on April 26 he was baptized in a local church. He spent his childhood in a wealthy family with many children, he was the third child among seven brothers and sisters.
Researchers of Shakespeare's life and work suggest that he received his education first at the Stratford Grammar School, and then continued his studies at the school of King Edward the Sixth. At the age of eighteen, he starts a family. His chosen one is a girl named Ann. There were three children in the writer's family.
Life in London
At the age of 20, Shakespeare leaves his native city and moves to London. There, his life is not easy: in order to earn money, he is forced to agree to any work in the theater. He is then trusted to play small roles. In 1603, his plays appear on the stage of the theater and Shakespeare becomes a co-owner of a troupe called "The King's Servants". Later, the theater gets the name "Globe", moves to a new building. The financial condition of William Shakespeare is getting much better.
The writer's first book was published in 1594. She brought him success, money and recognition. Despite this, the writer continues to work in the theater.
Shakespeare's literary work can be roughly divided into four periods.
At an early stage, he creates comedies and poems. At this time, he wrote such works as "Two Veronians", "The Taming of the Shrew", "Comedy of Errors".
Later, romantic works appear: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice.
The most profound philosophical books appear in the third period of his work. It was during these years that Shakespeare created the plays Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear.
The last works of the master are characterized by a refined style and elegant poetic skill. "Antony and Cleopatra", "Coriolanus" are the pinnacle of poetic art.