shakespeare.jpgThere are is not a definite date to when Shakespeare was born, but he was baptized on April 26, 1564. Shakespeare’s parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He had seven siblings. Shakespeare’s childhood was very basic and he went to a free public school and he was taught the classics.

Shakespeare first experienced drama with travelling theaters. He also started to help acting groups write plays when he moved to London. When Shakespeare was 14, he left school due to his father’s financial situation.

In November 1582, Shakespeare Married Ann Hathaway. The children they had were Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. In his will, Shakespeare left his wife his 2nd best bed to represent that he was leaving her his house and children it is assumed he was buried on his best bed the idea of leaving his 2nd best bed is a supposed to leave his imaginary poetry.

During his life, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays divided into different genres such as tragedy, history and comedy.

COMEDIES
All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice

HISTORIES
Cymbeline
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
King John
Pericles
Richard II
Richard III

TRAGEDIES
Antony and Cleopatra
Coriolanus
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Macbeth
Othello
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/plays.php
http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-anne-hathaway.htm