Thou (you) art (are) more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And Summers lease hath all too short a date..." Did Shakespeare "lose" a play? He did not literally lose it in a park or on his travels. Susanna his first daughter lived a very ripe 66 years and Judith lived a very respectable 77 years. A major controversy today is brewing over this very contentious issue.The play Cardenio, though written and performed in Shakespeares time has not been recorded in the First Folio of 1623 as were Shakespeares other plays. The traditional camp maintains that William Shakespeare was indeed a poet, playwright and an actor.Is it true nobody knows Shakespeares birthday?It is true we dont know Shakespeares date of birth.From Shakespeare's love-life to his famous will, Shakespeare FAQ explains them all... Yes, at age 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, a woman 8 years his senior.They stayed married the rest of Shakespeares life for some 34 years until Shakespeare died in 1616, age 52.Unfortunately Cardenio was not included and so this play has been lost to time for the present day reader.Are there film adaptations of Shakespeares plays? Over 300 adaptations dating from as early as the 1930s have been recorded as being adaptations of Shakespeares plays. First, there is no historical record of such a love affair ever having taken place. Third, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway at age 18 and penned Romeo and Juliet which features in the film in 1595 at the age of 31.
Finally the depiction that Shakespeare was short on cash around 1595 simply doesnt wash; just two years later, he bought one of the largest properties in Stratford called The New Place and is considered to have penned 9 plays by 1595.
Nonetheless, most academics and readers alike would agree that Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummers Nights Dream, King Henry V, King Lear, Macbeth , Othello and Antony and Cleopatra are amongst Shakespeares most recognizable and hence most popular plays. In 1609, Shakespeares sonnets were published without the Bards permission.
Many academics considered it unlikely that Shakespeare wanted many of his deeply personal poems to be revealed to the outside world. In the best chronological order available, Shakespeare wrote Henry VI, Part One, Henry VI, Part Two. This was a Theatre, Shakespeare and his fellow actors (The Lord Chamberlains Men later renamed The Kings Men) performed the majority of their plays at.
Perhaps one poem is more famous than the other 154 sonnets for the shear number of times, popular movies (Clueless for example), books, TV programs (The Darling Buds of May) and reviews have used its lines. Shakespeare lived through the defeat of the Spanish Armada of 1588 (Shakespeare was 24 at the time), the discovery of the remains of Pompeii buried by Mount Vesuvius (Shakespeare was 28), Rembrandt was born, The Gunpowder plot was foiled with Guy Fawkes being executed (1605 &1606)and Shakespeare lived in the reigns of both Queen Elizabeth and the reign of James I. In popular culture, it would probably be considered Romeo and Juliet.
Sonnet 18 begins with the opening lines, " Shall I compare thee (you) to a summers day? Is it true Shakespeare didnt write any of his plays?