Shakespeare Sonnet (Sonnet 18)Dacillo - Daet - SibolinaoShall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
William Shakespeare●Shakespeare is an English poet and a playwright●He is widely considered as the greatest writer of the English Language●He is also known as “Bard of Avon”●Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in April 1564●April 23, 1564 is considered to be his birthday because April 26 was recorded as the day he was baptized●He died on his 52nd birthday (April 23, 1616). Rumoured cause of death would be alcoholism, syphilis or typhoid.
Shakespeare’s Family●Third child of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden●His father was a trained glove maker and his mother was a daughter of a farmer from a nearby village●He has eight siblings in total namely Joan, Margaret, Gilbert, Joan, Anne, Richard, and Edmund●His two older siblings died when they were just an infant●He was unhappily married to Anne Hathaway and they have three children namely Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith
●His education started at home●Mary Arden, his mother, would tell him fables and fairy tales during his early youth●Those stories was referred to in some of his works●Scholars have said that Shakespeare most likely attended the King’s New School●There is no record of him stating that he went to UniversityShakespeare’s Education
Shakespeare’s Career●During 1952, he wrote his earliest plays, including the first three parts of Henry VI, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Titus Adronicus●His first printed works were two long poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. Both were dedicated to Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, who had become his patron●Later on, he was a managing partner in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, an acting company in London. It was later changed to King’s Men because of the crowning of King James I●In 1599, Shakespeare and his business partners built their own theater on the south bank of the Thames River, which they called Globe
Shakespeare’s Works●He wrote 37 plays, 2 narrative poems, a collection of 154 sonnets, and other poems as well●A Midsummer Night's Dream●All's Well That Ends Well●Antony and Cleopatra●As You Like It●The Comedy of Errors●Coriolanus●Cymbeline●Hamlet●Henry IV Part 1●Henry IV Part 2●Henry V●Henry VI Part 1●Henry VI Part 2●Henry VI Part 3●Henry VIII●Julius Caesar●King John●King Lear●Love's Labour's Lost●Macbeth●Measure for Measure●The Merchant of Venice●The Merry Wives of Windsor●Much Ado About Nothing●Othello: The Moor of Venice●Pericles, Prince of Tyre●Richard II●Richard III●Romeo and Juliet●Taming of the Shrew●The Tempest●Timon of Athens●Titus Andronicus●Troilus and Cressida●Twelfth Night●Two Gentlemen of Verona●The Winter's Tale
●According to some sources, these are the top 10 plays written by Shakespeare○Hamlet○Macbeth○