The Life & Plays of Shakespeare

1564 – William Shakespeare born at Stratford upon Avon

1582 – Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior

1583 – Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna, is born

1585 – The twins, Hamnet and Judith, are born

1587 – Shakespeare goes to London

1591-2 – Shakespeare writes The Comedy of Errors. He is becoming well known as an actor and writer.

1592 – Theatres closed because of plague.

1593-4 – Shakespeare writes Titus Andronicus and The Taming of the Shrew; heis member of the theatrical company, the Chamberlain’s Men

1594-5 – Shakespeare writes Romeo & Juliet

1595 – Shakespeare writes Midsummer Night’s Dream

1595-6 – Shakespeare’s son Hamnet, dies. He writes King John and The Merchant of Venice

1597 – Shakespeare buys new place inStratford

1597-8 – Shakespeare writes Henry IV

1599 – Shakespeare’s theatre company opens the Globe Theatre

1599-1600 – Shakespeare writes As you Like It, Henry V and Twelfth Night

1600-01 – Shakespeare writes Hamlet

1602-3 – Shakespeare writes All’s well that ends well

1603 – Elizabeth I dies. James I becomes King. Theatres closed because of plague

1603-04 – Shakespeare writes Othello

1605 – Theatres closed because of plague

1605-6 – Shakespeare writes Macbeth and King Lear

1606-07 – Shakespeare writes Anthony and Cleopatra

1607 – Susanna Shakespeare marries Dr. John Hall. Theatres closed because of plague

1608 – Shakespeare’s grand-daughter, Elizabeth Hall is born

1609 – Sonnets published. Theatres closed because of plague

1610 – Theatres closed because of plague. Shakespeare gives up his London lodgings and retires to Stratford

1611-12 – Shakespeare writes The Tempest

1613 – Globe Theatre burns to the ground during a performance of Henry VIII

1616 – Shakespeare dies on 23rd April

 

courtesy: http://www.kidsfreesouls.com/literaturekids.htm

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