Wednesday

The Birthhouse William Shakespeare in Stratford Upon Avon, England

Let's go travel and see the world again. I mentioned that I will share a little bit about William Shakespeare in my previous post. I can't really give you the full detail about his life. Therefore I need help from the experts in wikipedia. Keep reading below about William Shakespeare. I felt honored after visiting the birthplace of the most famous English poet. Feel free to also take a look of the birth house of William Shakespeare below.

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others. more about William Shakespeare here



the museum in honor of William Shakespeare. It is located next to his birth house.

Born baptised 26 April 1564 (birth date unknown)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Died 23 April 1616 (aged 52)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Occupation Playwright, poet, actor
Literary movement English Renaissance theatre
Spouse(s) Anne Hathaway (m. 1582–1616)
Children Susanna Hall
Hamnet Shakespeare
Judith Quiney
This is John Shakespeare's house, believed to be Shakespeare's birthplace, in Stratford-upon-Avon. I took this photo during our visit last November 2008.

2 comments:

lisaschaos said...

How awesome to see in person I'm sure!

Ruthi said...

Visiting this place should be in the bucket list of any writer... aspiring... die-hard... frustrated or not. I dream to visit it someday and get inspired more.