He married Anne Hathaway and had 3 children. She looks great for being nearly 500 years old, but given she’s an actress, she probably has tons of people taking care of her! Oh… that’s right, it’s a different Anne Hathaway. Silly me. I get them confused a lot… probably because I’ve read at least 21 out Shakespeare’s 37 plays. I should probably keep on reading…. which one…. feel free to suggest a good one I’ve missed. It’s been a while and although a re-read might work, something “new” is even better.
- Sonnets (1590 – 1610)
- Richard III (1591)
- The Taming of the Shrew (1593)
- Comedy of Errors (1594)
- Romeo & Juliet (1595)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595) — would love to do a re-read some day
- Richard II (1595)
- The Merchant of Venice (1596)
- Much Ado About Nothing (1598)
- As You Like It (1599)
- Julius Caesar (1599)
- Hamlet (1600) — favorite tragedy
- The Winter’s Tale (1600) — least favorite of all!
- Twelfth Night (1601) — favorite comedy
- Measure For Measure (1603)
- Othello (1603)
- King Lear (1603)
- Macbeth (1606)
- Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
- The Tempest (1610)
- Cymbeline (1611)
- Henry VIII (1613)
I adore Shakespeare and took a 4 month course on him in college (many years ago). Saturday mornings 9 to 12… some days, I wasn’t sober enough to have a lot of input, and I think my grade showed it. It was the only class where I didn’t have at least an A-. Very disappointed in myself. Now you probably are too!
I also love the movie Shakespeare in Love. Have you ever seen it? I wonder if that is representative of who he really was… I might have fallen in love myself.