We don’t know much about Shakespeare’s life. He comes from a little provincial town Stratford, which lies close to Avon. The father was a craftsman, and was a member of the town council; for three years he was a mayor. Shakespeare properly went to Stratford Grammar School, which still can be seen in town, but we don’t know much about it and of what he learned in school.
In 1582, when he was 18 years old, he married Ann Hathaway, who was 7-8 years older; She was the oldest daughter of a wealthy farmer. Their first child was born the year after, only six months after the wedding; later they also got twins. There is a lot of explanations of why he went to London, but most of the explanations are anecdotes from a later time. Some scientist means that he became a member of the theater company, there was on a visit to Stratford.
First time we hear about him again is in 1592, and on that point he is a famous person in London. He is most known as an actor and as a play writer, but he was also the owner of the Globe Theater.
Shakespeare wrote 37 acts: Comedies, tragedies and historical dramas. His acting has something for everyone's taste; there is exciting acts, strong feelings, colors and comic. Shakespeare's themes are love, nature, power and it’s responsibility. It’s central theme is the human and especially after 1600 you feel the bitterness against the humans.
Around 1611 he went back to Stratford, maybe same year he also wrote the Storm, which can be read at his exit for the theater. He lived the last years in his hometown and died in 1616. He is buried in Holy Trinity church, and above in the tomb on the left side of the chinch is there a memorial of him.
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