In 1564 Born in Avon Riverside Stratford
In 1582 Married the 26-year-old Anne Hathaway
In 1594 Shakespeare's plays were performed by only the Lord Chamberlain's Men(宮內大臣劇團 )
In 1599 A partnership of company members built their own theatre on the south bank of the River Thames
In 1603 The company was awarded a royal patent by the new king, James I, and changed its name to the King's Men.(國王劇團)
In 1608 The partnership also took over the Black friars indoor theatre.(黑衣修士劇院)Records of Shakespeare's property purchases and investments indicate that the company made him a wealthy man.
In 1613 Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616
l Influence to The World: Made a lasting impression on later theatre and literature. In particular, he expanded the dramatic potential of characterisation(描述), plot, language, and genre.(文學體裁)
l Many theatrical company would like to play the plays of Shakespeare
l Famous remark (名言)of Shakespeare:
1. Do nor for one repulse, for go the purpose that you resolved to effort
2. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.