Resume of william shakespeare. His father john was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman. William shakespeares early plays were written in the conventional style of the day with elaborate metaphors and rhetorical phrases that didnt always align naturally with the storys plot or. Early life of william shakespeare. He was born in the city of stratford upon avon in england in the year 1564.
William shakespeare lived in the days of queen elizabeth i and kingjames i. William shakespeare was a celebrated playwright poet and actor. In 1582 when shakespeare was just 18 years old he got married to anne hathaway who was eight years older than him. He is often called englands national poet and the bard of avon.
William shakespeares hamlet follows the young prince hamlet home to denmark to attend his fathers funeral. Play summary scene summary and analysis and original text quotes essays character analysis and filmography courtesy of cliffsnotes. 26 april 1564 23 april 1616 was an english poet playwright and actor widely regarded as the greatest writer in the english language and the worlds greatest dramatist. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of macbeth.
William shakespeares birthdate is assumed from his baptism on april 25. Shmoop guide to william shakespeare resume and career. His mother mary arden was gentry. He was assumed to be born on april 26 1564 and died in1616.
Some of his better known works include romeo and juliet amidsummer nights dream hamlet king lear and macbeth.