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William Shakespeare Essay

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William Shakespeare
On April 26, 1564, John Shakespeare's son, William, was baptized at the
Stratford Parish Church. No one knows for certain when his birthday was. (Brown
22) It was thought that young Shakespeare began attending school at the age 7, in Stratford. (Wadsworth 344) Before Shakespeare reached the age of 13, his family endured hardships. Shakespeare's formal schooling ceased. At that time,
William may have begun helping his father in the gloving business. (Wright 22)
'There is historical warrant for such an approach. Christian images, of course, pervade Shakespeare's culture, throughout his career he obviously thought in terms of them. If those images are
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He also had a daughter named Judith. Judith Shakespeare had 3 sons who died at young ages. Shakespeare's only bloodlines were the descendants of his
(second) sister Joan. (Brown 25-26)
Between 1585 and 1592, there was no account of a man named William
Shakespeare. Typically referred to as the lost years. There were no records of his life. Some scholars believe he was living in London serving as an apprentice. Others believe he retreated and wrote under a fake name. (Wadsworth 345) At about age 20, some people thought young William stole a dear from a wealthy man in order to poach. A crime not tolerated during that period. (Wright 6) Eight years before the death of Shakespeare he wrote 4 new plays. Some scholar's debate, which plays, was his last. Very little was known about him before the age of 28. (Wilson 38)
He continued to visit Stratford on occasion. (Wadsworth 347) He bought a house in London where he gradually retired. On April 23, Shakespeare was laid to rest inside the Stratford Parish Church in 1616. Shakespeare was a young 52 when he died. (Wadsworth 347) For nearly a century after his death Shakespeare remained more a theme for criticism by the few than a subject of adulation by the many. (Brown, 2)
William Kent erected a stone statue of William Shakespeare. The statue is
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