Romeo and Juliet Apart from the early Titus Andronicus, the only other play that Shakespeare wrote prior to that is classified as a tragedy is Romeo and Juliet c.
Sparse and scattered as facts of his life are, they are sufficient to prove that a man from Stratford by the name of William Shakespeare wrote the major portion of the 37 plays that scholars ascribe to him.
This concise review covers some of these records and some speculations about his life. His baptism occurred on Wednesday, April 26, this is in keeping with the usual Elizabethan practice of baptizing children three days after their birth.
His father was John Shakespeare, tanner, glover, dealer in grain, and town official of Stratford. His mother, Mary, was the daughter of Robert Arden, a prosperous gentleman-farmer.
The family lived on Henley Street. Recent research into John Shakespeare's life suggests that Shakespeare was raised Catholic. As the son of a local businessman, Shakespeare probably attended King's New School, the local grammar school, where he received a good education.
There is evidence that due to his father's declining fortunes, Shakespeare was unable to complete his schooling and was subsequently required to help with the family business.
Much speculation has arisen as to the happiness of that marriage, and it is widely thought that Shakespeare may have been forced to marry Anne Hathaway because she was pregnant. The birth of their daughter, Susanna, six months later, supports this theory.
Researchers have also noted that Shakespeare left Hathaway his "second best bed" in his will as evidence of their unhappy marriage. Susanna's baptism took place in Stratford in May One year and nine months later, their twins, Hamnet and Judith named after the poet's friends Hamnet and Judith Sadlerwere christened in the same church.
Hamnet died in at age eleven. The years between are referred to as "the seven lost years" because we have few records of Shakespeare's life during this period.
The absence of any factual information makes these years a rich source of speculation. Some speculate that Shakespeare may have been a soldier for a time.
Much of this theory is based upon evidence from his plays and the attention he gives to the themes of corruption in the army in Henry IV, parts 1 and 2 and Henry V. Recent research has suggested that Shakespeare left Stratford for Lancashire in northern England.
There, he may have worked as an actor and tutor in a noble household.
Eventually, he traveled to London with his fellow actors. Early inWilliam Shakespeare, in his father's name, applied to the College of Heralds for a coat of arms. Although positive proof is lacking, the Heralds most likely granted this request, for inShakespeare again made application for the right to quarter his coat of arms with that of his mother.
Entitled to her father's coat of arms, Mary had lost this privilege when she married John Shakespeare before he held the official status of gentleman. This evidence suggests that Shakespeare was now a wealthy man who wanted social recognition of his status.
In MayShakespeare purchased New Place, the outstanding residential property in Stratford at that time.Nov 01, · Watch video · There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights.
But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers"/10(K). Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare homepage | Romeo and Juliet | Entire play ACT I JULIET Romeo! ROMEO My dear? JULIET At what o'clock to-morrow Shall I send to thee?
ROMEO At the hour of nine. Thou wrong'st it, more than tears, with that report. JULIET That is no slander, sir, which is a truth; And what I spake, I spake it to my face.
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In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet.
William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet: Apart from the early Titus Andronicus, the only other play that Shakespeare wrote prior to that is classified as a tragedy is Romeo and Juliet (c. –96), which is quite untypical of the tragedies that are to follow.
A short summary of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Romeo and Juliet.
As Romeo watches Juliet, entranced, a young Capulet, Tybalt, recognizes him, and is enraged that a Montague would sneak into a Capulet feast. He prepares to attack, but Capulet holds him back.
Soon, Romeo speaks to Juliet, and the two experience a profound attraction.