Shakespeare Week At EveningHour!

Who would not have heard of William Shakespeare? The One and Only! The English Poet and Playwright, greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist.

Shakespeare was born in April 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birthday is celebrated on April 23. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare. He had no university education. He is married at the age of 18 to Anne Hathaway eight years his senior. By 1592, Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as playwright. In 1599, the Lord Chamberlains men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here, many of Shakespeares plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization in 1609. He has written 37 plays. He died on April 23, 1616.

His books are broadly classified as comedies and tragedies.

The tragedies include

King Lear

Some of the comedies are

The Comedy of Errors
Much Ado about nothing
Measure for Measure

In order to honor and remember Shakespeare, EveningHour is celebrating this week as Shakespeare's week and write really really abridged summaries of some of his famous plays.

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