William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

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April Gore
Dr. Rick Jones
Theatre History I
December 2nd 2014
William Shakespeare is known to be one of the greatest playwrights of all time due to his complex writing abilities and advanced storytelling. Shakespeare was known to be born on April 23rd 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom. Shakespeare was a member of Lord Chamberlain’s men and over the course of approximately 20 years, wrote about 37 plays.
During the early stages of William’s life, there are almost no records of his education and family life. We do know that by 1592, Shakespeare began his life in the theatre as an actor and playwright. As time progressed, his plays became more and more popular and were held at a high caliber in terms of his writing style. Historians have had doubts that William Shakespeare was never just one person, but just a pen name for a group of actors who wrote the plays. But in an article named Anonymous Shakespeare? The author states that Shakespeare often collaborated with other playwrights such as Fletcher and Middleton.
Shakespeare started his writing career by writing historical plays such as Henry V and Richard II. After this, he moved onto romantic plays such as Romeo and Juliet and comedies like A Midsummer Nights Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. His later works that concluded his career included tragedies such as Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Tempest.
He is said to have died on his birth date in 1616 but scholars have believed this to be a myth and say
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