Rumors about William Shakespeare?
Rumors about Shakespeare
1. The person named William Shakespeare did not write his name.
2. He was gay, or at least bisexual.
3. He was Catholic.
4. He purposefully insulted his wife in his will.
5. He was caught poaching and had to leave Stratford in disgrace.
1. The person named William Shakespeare did not write his name.
2. He was gay, or at least bisexual.
3. He was Catholic.
4. He purposefully insulted his wife in his will.
5. He was caught poaching and had to leave Stratford in disgrace.
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William shakespeare became famous by writing stories in his spare time. He worked in a pantomime and some of his friends came across his stories and plays. They decided to keep his plays and use them as their own. They made Shakespeare the main person to make the plays more popular. However they did…n't ask William if it was ok! they just did! (MORE)
William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet, widelyregarded as the greatest writer in the English language and theworld's pre-eminent dramatist. Thousands of his new words and phrases are commonly used in spokenEnglish today. He is often called England's national poet and the"Bard of A…von" (or simply "The Bard"). His plays are regularly performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatrein his birthplace of Stratford -on-Avon. His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two longnarrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language andare performed more often than those of any other playwright. William Shakespeare lived in the days of Queen Elizabeth I and KingJames I. He was assumed to be born on April 26, 1564 and died in1616. Some of his better known works include Romeo and Juliet, AMidsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth . William Shakespeare had 7 siblings- 4 sisters (two died as infants)and 3 brothers. William Shakespeare's mother and father were called Mary and John. William Shakespeare only had one sibling who outlived him. Her namewas Joan Hart. William Shakespeare was arguably the greatest writer (certainly themost celebrated playwright) in the history of the world whose workhas been performed and studied regularly for almost 500 years.Because of the age of his work some of it can be a little hard toaccess for the modern reader but it is worth persevering asShakespeare's work is considered by many a highlight of mankindscultural achievements. He was extremely prolific with 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two longnarrative poems, and several other poems attested to him. Althoughhe was a great inventor of stories much of his work is based oninterpretation of historical events or previously told legends. Hisgenius lies more in his use (and creation) of language to paintemotive situations. He is credited with introducing many hundredsof new words and phrases into the English language and even if youhave never read a word of his work you certainly will have usedsome of his expressions. His life was a busy and interesting one (regardless of his work)too - he was quite a player! If you don't know who he was then please find out. Its worth it. He wrote many popular plays. born: April 23 1564 died: April 23 1616 Mom: Mary Arden Dad: John Shakespeare Baptized: April 26 1564 siblings: several sisters, only one of whom reached adulthood, andthree brothers Schooling: grammar school until the age of 14 Shakespeare has invented about 1,700 simple words and phrases weknow today. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway when he was eighteen. (MORE)
William Shakespeare is currently dead, so he is in heaven. Unless, he did bad things and went to hell. But I am pretty sure he is in HELL ROTTING AWAY. His grave is in Stratford, England.
William Shakespeare was a poet, actor and a playwright. He also invented many of the words and phrases that we use today.Born ahead if his time, he was never a mere playwright. If you seehis plays done in a modern way, the humour and cleverness are therefor all to see. Basing most of his characters… on real people andplaces, he was almost a historian who was able to characterise themoods of the day. (MORE)
What famous playwright is rumored to have faked his death and assume a new identity as William Shakespeare?
Christopher 'Kit' Marlowe was stabbed to death in a tavern and many rumours have developed surrounding his death as he was supposedly associated with Francis Walshingham, Queen Elizabeth I's spymaster.
Since we have no records of Shakespeare's private thoughts, there is no way we can answer this question.
William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in November 1582 when shewas pregnant with their first daughter, Susanna. They later hadtwins Judith and Hamnet, who died when he was eleven.
William Shakespeare did not change his name. His acting company did, however, change its name. His Theatre Company was originally called "The Lord Chamberlain's Men" after the Lord Chamberlain, an official responsible for theatres and other public entertainment. After the death of Queen Elizabe…th I in 1603 the company was granted a charter by the new King, James I, and the company changed its name to The King's Men. (MORE)
There's no record of Shakespeare going to jail. This is not to say that he couldn't have, just that we have no reason to think he did. The old legend about him being a poacher has no basis in evidence.
He was an actor. He performed in plays for over twenty years. He was a businessman. He had an interest in two theatres and the theatre company he belonged to. He invested in land and made loans to people. He was a writer. Most of his writing he did for the theatre company, but he also sold his poe…try on the side. (MORE)
In his will, the only thing he left to his wife was his second-bestbed. Scholars are divided on whether that was a good thing or not.
Most likely, the epic play of Romeo and Juliet . Most peopleknow about that play, and have had to, or will eventually, read itin school. Some other well known plays are Macbeth and Hamlet . He wrote the ever-popular Sonnet 18, which is alsoknown as "Shall I Compare Thee To a Summer's Day?". It is… a veryromantic poem, which is why lots of people loved it.Aslo his firstplay A midsummer night (MORE)
People call him the bard or the Bard of Avon, but they didn't call him that when he was alive. He was called the Swan of Avon shortly after his death, but that was probably poetry. His friends probably called him Will. The Bard of Avon.
Elizabeth was never Shakespeare's patron although she paid for some of his works to be performed at court (the place) for her. She did this also with many other playwrights. His company was called the Lord Chamberlain's Men and was funded, like all theatrical companies of the time, by the profits th…ey made, not by the Lord Chamberlain, and certainly not by not the queen. In fact, the Queen was the patron of her own theatrical company (The Queen's Men) which was in competition with the other companies, including the Lord Chamberlain's Men, although she did not take much of an interest in it. Although laws protecting theatrical companies by allowing them to exist if they had a noble patron were passed in Elizabeth's reign, it is reported that she herself had small interest in the theatre. In this respect she differs from her successor James who was an active supporter of the theatre as were most of the members of his family. (MORE)
William Shakespeare is known for his works, especially this plays and sonnets. He is also known for his technique. One cool thing that he did was write in iambic pentameter. Iambic pentameter basically means that each line has 10 syllables. These ten syllables would go in a pattern of unstressed, st…ressed, unstressed, stressed, and so forth. ANSWER: To know William Shakespeare or not to know, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to suffer the language and read his outrageous plays or to take in a movie and by watching end the boredom. Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Cesar! For in these plays what ideas may come that rattle our soul and speak to our mind? The historical plays, the comedies, the tragedies he hath writ them all and more than writ he spoke of truth, sweet noble truth and her remarkable ways. For what is truth if not that which we recognize, which we know? Hath thou read or seen his worthy plays? Aye, there are those who claim his works are much ado about nothing, his style nothing more than a comedy of errors. Even others who claim he hath not writ at all but like two gentleman from Verona he is not who he seems. Not William Shakespeare but someone else it seems. Whether twas Bill or Bacon or even Johnson, the gratuitous and grating glad hander Johnson, it matters not. Tis not who wrote the words that matters, tis what those words have done. Like a midsummers night dream these plays, these poems, these odes to humanity have stayed with us a while, and it is what we learn when being entertained by this mans simple works, his densely woven simplicity, that we benefit. Let's give thanks to these words, by watching his plays and reading the sonnets and for what we get? It is plain to see what we get as in the end its alls well that ends well. The second answer above is very ingenious. Well done! It might just be worth saying, to make it quite clear to all, that Shakespeare is the greatest writer of all time. His plays show unique language ability and a more profound understanding of human nature than shown by any other writer before or since. By the way, regarding the first answer above, not all Shakespeare's writing is in iambic pentameter (though, quite rightly, a lot of it is). (MORE)
yes he was! and make sure you spell john CORRECTLY ' J O H N '
John Shakespeare (c. 1531 - September 1601) was the father of William Shakespeare. He was a glover. John Shakespeare was a successful and well connected man during the early part of his career. He ran a business as a maker, worker and seller of leather goods such as purses, belts and gloves. On 2 Oc…tober 1556, he purchased a large house in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, which would later be said to be the birthplace of William. In 1556 John took up the first of several key municipal positions he was to hold in Stratford when he was elected borough ale taster. He was responsible for making sure that weights and measures and prices were observed correctly throughout the borough by innkeepers and publicans, but also by butchers, bakers and town traders. In 1558 John was made borough Constable - similar to an early police constable. He also held government positions in the town. He married Mary Arden, one of the Ardens of Warwickshire, a local gentry family and reportably a niece of John Shakespeare's father Richard Shakespeare. It is not known when they married, but a date around 1557 is assumed as there is a baptismal record for a "Joan Shakespeare, daughter to John Shakespeare" dated 15 September 1558. The Shakespeares had eight children: Joan (1558), Margaret (1562-63), William (1564-1616), Gilbert (1566-1612), Joan (1569-1646), Anne (1571-79), Richard (1574-1613), and Edmund (1580-1607). In 1559 John became an afeeror or affurer, a role where the holder was responsible for assessing fines for matters not handled by existing statutes. This role led on to his becoming a burgess, then a chamberlain. He was obviously reliable, to be trusted, well connected and well known. He would have been known as a 'Goodman', a title that recognised his growing social status within Stratford. By 1564, John was an alderman, a member of the Common Hall of Stratford, and it was in this year William was born. In 1568 John was appointed High Bailiff - mayor of Stratford in all but name and carrying the title 'Master'. In 1569 John had applied for a coat of arms; it was eventually granted on 20 October 1596 to John Shakespeare after William Shakespeare had applied for one on behalf of his father. However, John later seems to have fallen on hard times. He was recorded as among several local men who stayed away from Church services for fear of being arrested for debt. Because of this, he eventually lost his position as an alderman. Records suggest that he was also prosecuted (or threatened with prosecution at least) in the 1570s for illegal dealing in wool and for usury or lending money with interest - both highly illegal activities. Such illicit trade would have been profitable to his glove business by avoiding the middleman. He seems to have been involved in illegal wool trading in a meaningful way - in 1570 he was accused of making loans worth Â£220 (equivalent to over Â£50,000 in 2007) including interest to a Walter Mussum. Mussum was not a good risk - at his death his whole estate was worth Â£114 - or barely twice what John Shakespeare had seen fit to lend him. The financial risk was just one side of his potentially problematic business activity. The law described usury as "a vice most odious and detestable" and levied severe penalties for those caught in such practices, even in a small way. The law stated that anyone caught lending money with interest illegally would forfeit all the money lent, plus forfeiture of any interest due, face a fine on top and also possible imprisonment. John was also engaged in trading wool illegally in 1571 when he acquired 300 tods or 8,400 pounds of wool, a large consignment. In 1576 John decided to, or was made to, withdraw from public life in Stratford. He had been excused levies that he was supposed to pay by supportive townsmen and business associates and they kept his name on the rolls for a decade, perhaps hoping that in that time he would be able to return to public life and recover his financial situation. But he never did so. He is mentioned in the local records in 1597 when he sold some property to George Badger, a draper. Shakespeare was buried on 8 September 1601. In the 18th century, a tract signed by John Shakespeare, and promising to remain a Catholic in his heart, was found in the rafters of the house on Henley Street. It was seen and described by the scholar Edmond Malone. Though it was subsequently lost, a very similar copy of the formulaic text came to light in the twentieth century which showed the original to be very likely genuine, except for the first leaf which had been forged by John Jordan, a man who had acquired the manuscript and attempted to have it published. (MORE)
I have no idea but there is a book called king of shadows that explains about the globe theatre and William Shakespeare but it is half fiction half non. I recommend it completely and I'm only 10!
He made lots of beatiful plays and he was a very creative playwriter and poet
What do you mean if Shakespeare have it? If you mean does Shakespeare have what it takes, then yes. He should any way.
He is in the playlists for Jonson's "Every Man in his Humour" and "Sejanus". He is listed in the First Folio as one of the actors who played in his own plays, but it doesn't say which ones, and we know some of the actors on that list did not play in some of the plays. Rumour says he played the Ghost… in Hamlet. (MORE)
Yes, he was an actor and performed in many plays although we only know the names of a few of them, notably Jonson's Every Man in his Humour and Sejanus. He also appeared in his own plays, or some of them. He is supposed to have played the ghost in Hamlet, and a contemporary writing in 1610 said he l…iked playing "kingly parts". (MORE)
Briefly, between 1592 and 1595 at least. Maybe longer--we don't know. Eventually however he go work in the London theatre district which meant that he had to live away from home.
It really depends on what you think the Renaissance was all about. One of its main characteristics was the revival of Roman and Greek forms and ideals. Although Shakespeare did sometimes use classical sources (for plays like Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, or Antony and Cleopatra) neither his p…lays nor his poems reflect a classical outlook. Later Classicists hated Shakespeare and kept on trying to revise what he wrote so it would be more classical. It was the Romantics who really picked up on Shakespeare, because he was so un-classical. He didn't exemplify the ideals of the Renaissance at all. (MORE)
Very well. Shakespeare was a popular playwright in his day. Some of his competitors (e.g. Greene) sneered at him for his lack of education, but many people think this was just jealousy.
As with most males, Shakespeare could not bear children, but hiswife bore three, and his alleged mistress may have borne one.
His poems (Sonnets) indicate that out of his 154 sonnets approx. (maybe more) some were directed to either his mistress or his lover The Earl Of Southampton. His long poems, Venus & Adonis and Lucrece were dedicated to Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. .
Nobody knows. There is a romantic story that he was wanted for poaching and had to leave town but that is unsubstantiated gossip. As to how, I'm sure he walked.
Shakespeare's parents were John Shakespeare who got married to Mary Arden a local farmers daughter. John trained as a glove-maker and a wool-trader later on in his life. Shakespeare grew up in quite poor background, one of six, attending the local school till the age of seven when he got into a Gram…mar school. (MORE)
I belive it was his sonnets. The original quarto of Shakespeare's Sonnets was published in 1609 by Thomas Thorpe. The absence of the customary author's dedication or benediction - and other evidence associated with the poems - suggest, however, that Shakespeare was not a party to the publication p…rocess. (MORE)
William Shakespeare was not a scientist, he was a play writer and a play directer. But he did write the well known play, Romeo and Juliet.
Nobody can possibly know this. If Shakespeare ever wrote about his feelings in any diaries or letters, they have not come down to us. His personal life is mostly a mystery.
The plays can be divided into three categories, 17 comedy, 10 tragedy and 10 historical. A total of 37
Many people think that either The Comedy of Errors or Love's Labour's Lost might be Shakespeare's first play. If not, they are among the first four or five. The last play Shakespeare worked on was a collaboration with John Fletcher on The Two Noble Kinsmen, which is perhaps a tragicomedy since it wo…rks out ok for some characters but not much for some others. Almost all of Shakespeare's last plays, except for Henry VIII, were these odd kinds of comedy, sometimes called romances. In other words, Shakespeare wrote comedies throughout his career. However, the comedies are different in each of his four main writing period. His early comedies are experimental, using different forms and endings. In his early middle period, from about the time the Lord Chamberlain's Men were formed to the time of his father's death, he expanded on the themes found mainly in his early play the Two Gentlemen of Verona. In his later middle period he wrote darker comedies like Measure for Measure and All's Well that Ends Well. In his late period he wrote romances like The Tempest. (MORE)
Queen Elizabeth I died thirteen years before Shakespeare did. The queen when he died was Anne, consort of James I.
The categorization of Shakespeare's plays as "romances" is a recent one. Generally, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, Pericles and Cymbeline are put in the "romance" pigeonhole.
Not really, although Titus Andronicus features cannibalism. Hamlet says "Now I could drink hot blood!" and "I am too much 'in the sun." so maybe he was a vampire.
I think that he must have weighed about 7 or 8 stone because in the olden times they didn't usually have that much food to eat because mainly it was too expensive.
Oranges were sold by "women of ill repute" in the globe. Purchasing one was a method of purchasing a sexual favor. Hence, their appearance in Much Ado About Nothing has a little more connotation to it than you might otherwise think. Additionally, an article published on the topic, "Accidental S…hakespeare" by Yates, addresses the topic widely from a New Historicist point of view, the currently vogue method of Shakespeare scholarship. (MORE)
We don't know. He might have become interested in theatre before he left Stratford, or he might have left Stratford looking for any kind of job, and someone steered him in the direction of the theatre. But it's all speculation; we really have no idea what happened.
Yes, he had 3 children, 1 died in their child hood when they were 10 but only one of them got married.
Shakespeare does not seem to have behaved in any way differently after 1596 from the way he behaved before 1596. The death of his son did not seem to affect his behaviour in any way. In particular, he did not write elegiac poems about Hamnet, or write the play Hamlet (he wrote that play five years l…ater, and it is unlikely that his son's death affected his choice to dramatise that story). (MORE)
Antistratfordians claim that this William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon was not the author of the plays and poems that bear his name, but actually the evidence for Shakespeare's authorship is abundant and wide-ranging for the era in which he lived, much more abundant than the comparable evidenc…e for most other contemporary playwrights. This evidence falls into several different categories, all mutually reinforcing. A strong, tight web of evidence shows that a real person named William Shakespeare wrote the poems and plays attributed to him; that a real person named William Shakespeare was an actor in the company that produced the plays attributed to him; that the actor was the same William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon; that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon was part-owner of the Globe Theater, where his acting company produced the plays attributed to him; and that those who knew the writer of the plays and poems knew that he was William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon. It's true that no one single document states categorically that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote Hamlet and King Lear , but then no such document exists for any other playwright of the time either. The evidence is cumulative and interconnected, and taken as a whole it leaves no doubt that a single man was actor, author, and Stratford property owner. In 1593, the narrative poem Venus and Adonis was published by Stratford native Richard Field, with a dedication to the Earl of Southampton signed "William Shakespeare." This dedication refers to the author's "unpolisht lines" and contains the typically fawning language of a commoner addressing a nobleman for patronage. It is manifestly not the work of one nobleman addressing another, as Oxfordians believe. The following year, The Rape of Lucrece was published, also with a dedication to Southampton signed by William Shakespeare. Both poems went through many editions over the next half century, all with the same dedications signed by William Shakespeare. Some time before 1623, a monument was erected to William Shakespeare in Stratford, depicting him as a writer. Antistratfordians desperately try to discredit this evidence by any means possible, but their efforts are misguided and futile. From the 1620s on, the monument was consistently seen as representing William Shakespeare, the famous poet. In the First Folio, John Heminges and Henry Condell said they published the Folio "onely to keepe the memory of so worthy a Friend, & Fellow alive, as was our Shakespeare, by humble offer of his playes." Heminges and Condell had been fellow actors with William Shakespeare in the King's Men for many years, and had been remembered in his will. (MORE)
William Shakespeare was a playwrite and an actor, however, he never published any of his plays, instead is friends and fellow actors John Hemminges and Henry Condell decided to after he died.
To get people to watch his awesome plays. It's also a legal document he left behind disposing of his property, mostly to his daughter Susanna.
Richard Shakespeare was William Shakespeare's younger brother, born 1573 and died 1613. He had no children.
William "Billy the Kid" Bonney 1859-1881 William "Bard of Avon" Shakespeare 1564-1616 Looking at the dates it seems a bit unlikely, I'd say.
There is a rumour which has been circulating for a hundred years or so that Shakespeare didn't write his plays. Like many another rumour, it's utter crapola.
Shakespeare wrote over thirty plays, most of which are consideredamong the best in the history for drama. He wrote in all genres:comedy, history, tragicomedy, and tragedy. He wrote over a hundredand fifty sonnets, many considered among the best in the Englishlanguage. He owned part of the most succe…ssful acting company ofhis day, and shares of the two theaters in which it performed. Hebought the second largest hose in his hometown of Stratford, andowned a suite of apartments (a condo) in the same building complexas one of his theaters. He died rich, famous, and a true artist. (MORE)
Shakespeare wrote over 36 plays which are counted as some of the greatest plays ever written. That's a fact. Shakespeare is said to have left Stratford because he had been poaching deer and didn't want to be prosecuted. That's a rumour.