A Brief Biography of William Shakespeare

617 WordsJan 29, 20183 Pages
William Shakespeare, the man of many artistic talents, is still quite a mysterious figure in today’s world, mainly because of the lack of records on this man; but also because of his writings. According to what little the Holy Trinity Church had documented on William Shakespeare, the legal and business transactions including some theatrical and Court documents as well as his life’s work, can be used to put the little bits of information given to us to see the basic overview of this man’s life, use it to see the Globe Theater where he worked as a playwright and an actor, as well as what the Elizabethan Era that he lived in was like. Elizabethan England Era, or the Golden Age in England, started in 1558 when Queen Elizabeth succeeded her Catholic sister Mary I and re-established the Protestant Anglican Church. During this Era William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23, 1564 to a John Shakespeare, a glover and leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a landed local heiress. Three days later, on April 26, 1564 William Shakespeare was baptized in the Holy Trinity Church. William Shakespeare was the third oldest out of the eight children born into the Shakespeare’s family. In the 1570’s during the excommunication of Queen Elizabeth 1 from the Catholic Church, Shakespeare’s fathers lost most of his money. With the loss of their fortune, Shakespeare’s father’s job as a Stratford official would have been able to give William a waiver of tuition; which would explain
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