And in his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.
Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright on his day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century.
In 1599, he became a part owner of the prosperous Globe Theatre.
He also was a part owner of the Black friars Theatre as of 1609.
They were Henry the eighth and Elizabeth the first.
Both were impressed with Shakespeare, which made his name known.
His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of 16th century.
He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including hamlet, king Lear, othelo, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest work in the English language.
While there is little known of her life, Anne Hathaway outlived her husband by seven years, dying in 1623 and is buried beside him. But there is a good cause to believe that Shakespeare was ill for some time prior to his death.
William Shakespeare was born/baptized on April 26th 1564 and died on April 23rd 1616.