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  William Shakespeare - Biography and Works
The infant William was baptised on 26 April 1564 in the parish church Holy Trinity of Stratford upon Avon.
William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, according to his monument, and lies buried in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon.
Shakespeare's series of historical dramas, based on the English Kings from John to Henry VIII were a tremendous undertaking to dramatise the lives and rule of kings and the changing political events of his time.
www.online-literature.com /shakespeare   (2654 words)

  William Shakespeare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shakespeare is believed to have produced most of his work between 1586 and 1616, although the exact dates and chronology of the plays attributed to him are often uncertain.
Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Shakespeare's sonnets are a collection of 154 poems that deal with such themes as love, beauty, and mortality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Shakespeare   (4240 words)

 William Shakespeare
In 1582 the license for the marriage of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway was entered in the town records.
In 1599 the Shakespeare family was granted a coat-of-arms; and "William Shakespeare" became "William Shakespeare, Gent." He purchased New Place, the largest house in Stratford, for sixty pounds; and thereafter he frequently added to his property in land and houses not only in Stratford, but also in London.
Shakespeare's Early Life and Marriage - An overview of the known facts and legends regarding William Shakespeare's youth and marriage to Anne Hathaway.
www.theatredatabase.com /16th_century/william_shakespeare_001.html   (0 words)

 Shakespeare Resource Center - Shakespeare's Biography
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, allegedly on April 23, 1564.
William, according to the church register, was the third of eight children in the Shakespeare household—three of whom died in childhood.
What is certain is that William Shakespeare never proceeded to university schooling, which has stirred some of the debate concerning the authorship of his works.
www.bardweb.net /man.html   (0 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare, moved to the idyllic town of Stratford-upon-Avon in the mid-sixteenth century, where he became a successful landowner, moneylender, wool and agricultural goods dealer, and glover.
Shakespeare had made his mark as a poet, and most scholars agree that the majority of Shakespeare's sonnets were probably written in the 1590s.
William Shakespeare lived until 1616, and his wife Anna died in 1623 at the age of 67.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/authors/about_shakespeare.html   (966 words)

 Stratford-upon-Avon: William Shakespeare
England's greatest poet and playwright was born at Stratford-upon-Avon, the son of a tradesman and Alderman of Stratford, John Shakespeare in 1564.
William, the eldest son, and third child (of eight) was baptised on 26th April 1564 and probably educated at Stratford Grammar School, but little is known of his life up to his eighteenth year.
There is no direct evidence of the marriage of William Shakespeare to Anne Hathaway although most historians accept that an entry in the Bishop's Register at Worcester in November 1582 regarding the issue of a marriage licence to William Shaxpere and Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton does not refer to the famous bard.
www.stratford.co.uk /shakespeare.asp   (0 words)

 William Shakespeare - Books and Biography
Shakespeare was the eldest son of Mary Arden, the daughter of a local landowner, and her husband, John Shakespeare (c.
Shakespeare is assumed to have been educated at Stratford Grammar School, and he may have spent the years 1580-82 as a teacher for the Roman Catholic Houghton family in Lancashire.
Shakespeare also bequeathed his "second-best bed" to his wife - at that time the best bed was the grand prize of a forfeited estate.
www.readprint.com /author-69/William-Shakespeare   (1331 words)

 Island of Freedom - William Shakespeare
The English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was the author of the most widely admired and influential body of literature by any individual in the history of Western civilization.
Shakespeare returned to the histories of England between 1595 and 1600 to write four plays--Richard II (1595), Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (1597 and 1598), and Henry V (1599)--that tell an earlier part of the history.
The history of Shakespeare criticism and of Shakespeare in the theater is therefore an important part of the cultural history of the modern world.
www.island-of-freedom.com /SHSPEARE.HTM   (0 words)

 William Shakespeare - Complete Works of Shakespeare, Biography, Study Guides
William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Seven years later Shakespeare is recognized as an actor, poet and playwright, when a rival playwright, Robert Greene, refers to him as "an upstart crow" in A Groatsworth of Wit.
Shakespeare entertained the king and the people for another ten years until June 19, 1613, when a canon fired from the roof of the theatre for a gala performance of Henry VIII set fire to the thatch roof and burned the theatre to the ground.
www.shakespeare-literature.com   (518 words)

 William Shakespeare - Plays, Sonnets and Information About William Shakespeare Online {Shakespeare-1.com}
Shakespeare also wrote 154 sonnets and several major poems, some of which are considered to be the most brilliant pieces of English literature ever written, because of Shakespeare's ability to rise beyond the narrative and describe the innermost and the most profound aspects of human nature.
Shakespeare's influence on the English-speaking world is reflected in the ready recognition afforded many quotations from Shakespearean plays, the titles of works based on Shakespearean phrases, and the frequent performance of his plays.
Shakespeare retired approximately 1611 and died in 1616, on April 23rd (the same day as when Shakespeare was babtised), perhaps the reason behind the tradition of his Shakespeare's birthday and his death being on the same day.
shakespeare-1.com   (1358 words)

 Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
To be an annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet.
Shakespeare Timeline, which gives the key events of Shakespeare's life and work along with related documentary evidence.
A Shakespeare Timeline Summary Chart, showing the events of Shakespeare's life in outline along with important contemporary events and publications.
shakespeare.palomar.edu   (255 words)

 William Shakespeare Collection at Bartleby.com
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue.
Over 1500 quotations from all of Shakespeare’s plays and many poems formed the nucleus of John Bartlett’s famous collection.
The Lambs’ interweave the words of Shakespeare with their own to bring 20 of his most famous plays to the young reader.
www.bartleby.com /people/Shakespe.html   (0 words)

 The Academy of American Poets - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon.
Shakespeare may have taught at school during this period, but it seems more probable that shortly after 1585 he went to London to begin his apprenticeship as an actor.
While Shakespeare was regarded as the foremost dramatist of his time, evidence indicates that both he and his world looked to poetry, not playwriting, for enduring fame.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/122   (734 words)

 William Shakespeare at LiteratureClassics.com -- essays, resources
Shakespeare was adept at crafting words and sentences for maximum effect and, because of this, he was instrumental in the changes that were occuring to the English language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Shakespeare became the first to appeal and to meet with the full approval of a broad and mixed public embracing almost all levels of society...
SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM (1564—1616), English poet, player and playwright, was baptized in the parish church of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire on the 26th of April 1564.
www.literatureclassics.com /authors/Shakespeare   (1925 words)

 Shakespeare Biography at AbsoluteShakespeare.com
William was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare.
William's family was unusually small in a time when families had many children to ensure parents were cared for in later years despite the very high mortality rates of children and also their life expectancy in the 1500s.
Written upon William Shakespeare’s tombstone is an appeal that he be left to rest in peace with a curse on those who would move his bones...
absoluteshakespeare.com /trivia/biography/shakespeare_biography.htm   (1766 words)

 William Shakespeare
We believe William Shakespeare was born April 22 or 23, 1564 at Stratford-upon-Avon, the son of Mary Arden and John Shakespeare, a glove-maker, one of eight children, five of whom survived to adulthood.
Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.
Shakespeare’s plays have been subjected to many interpretive adjustments during their long history in order to suit the taste of the day.
www.balletmet.org /Notes/Shakespeare.html   (3217 words)

 Shakespeare's Biography: Information on Shakespeare's Parents, Siblings, Career as Actor, Children, Marriage, Death, ...
Genealogists claim to have discovered one man related to Shakespeare who was hanged in Gloucestershire for theft in 1248, and Shakespeare's father, in an application for a coat of arms, claimed that his grandfather was a hero in the War of the Roses and was granted land in Warwickshire in 1485 by Henry VII.
William Shakespeare was indeed lucky to survive to adulthood in sixteenth-century England.
Shakespeare probably began his education at the age of six or seven at the Stratford grammar school, which is still standing only a short distance from his house on Henley Street and is in the care of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
www.shakespeare-online.com /biography   (6028 words)

 IMA Hero: William Shakespeare HH
William Shakespeare is one of the greatest poets and playwrights in the world.
William was born in April, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
William Shakespeare was a great poet and playwright and a hero in our hearts.
www.imahero.com /herohistory/bard_herohistory.htm   (860 words)

 William Shakespeare
London had grown prosperous under the reign of Elizabeth and at this time the group of writers frequently spoken of as the "University Wits" were in possession of the stage so far as the writing of plays was concerned.
By the early 1590's Shakespeare was firmly established in the theater.
In 1599 the family was granted a coat of arms and thereafter the playwright was entitled to sign himself, "William Shakespeare, Gent." At the same time his financial status was improving.
www.theatrehistory.com /british/shakespeare025.html   (0 words)

 William Shakespeare Homepage and Biography on Bibliomania.com
Shakespeare began to write, and the next we know of him is when his plays began to be performed upon the London stage.
Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, died at the age of eleven and many say this is why Hamlet is so-called.
Shakespeare enjoyed critical and popular success throughout the latter days of his life and died on April 23rd (his birthday), 1616, a wealthy man. Exact dates for the composition and performance of many of Shakespeare's plays is unknown, and in some cases even the authorship is in question.
www.bibliomania.com /0/6/3   (645 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. William Shakespeare
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, English dramatist and poet, considered the greatest of all playwrights; b.
Shakespeare has been criticized for failing to propound a philosophy, but the enduring appeal of his plays lies in his human vision, which recognizes the complexity of moral questions, and in the unparalleled richness of his
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1591) was taken from Arthur Brooke's poem _Romeus and Juliet_ (1562), and most of Shakespeare's historical plays would have infringed Holingshead's _Chronicles of England_ (1573).
fusionanomaly.net /williamshakespeare.html   (1683 words)

 William Shakespeare
Shakespeare possessed a large vocabulary for his day, having used 29,066 different words in his plays.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, a small country town.
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom (1999); William Shakespeare: His Life and Work by Anthony Holden (1999); William Shakespeare: A Documentary Life by S. Scoenbaum (1975); Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess (1970); How Shakespeare Spent the Day by Ivor Brown (1964); Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare, ed.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /shakespe.htm   (0 words)

 William Shakespeare Poems
William Shakespeare is referred to as a Literary Genius and much of this praise is due to the wonderful words of his short sonnet poems and his extended poems as detailed on this page.
William Shakespeare came from Yeoman stock - he lacked credibility - his poems would have helped with this poblem !.
A Lover's Complaint is the most neglected of the Poems of William Shakespear, assuming that it is his.
www.william-shakespeare.info /william-shakespeare-poems.htm   (602 words)

 Shakespeare Resources Summary Page
The Electronic Text Center's holdings include a variety of Shakespeare resources that range from early Quartos, the complete 1623 First Folio, and early playhouse promptbooks, to more modern editions and to many bibliographical articles that discuss Shakespeare's works.
The Shakespeare Folios, Quartos and other editions form the basis of many learned articles in the journal.
Shakespeare by the Sea will be the first theater company in the world to publicly perform excerpts of the play since authentication...
etext.lib.virginia.edu /shakespeare   (410 words)

 William Shakespeare - Wikiquote
William Shakespeare (born April 1564; baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616 (Old Style/Julian), 3 May 1616 (New Style/Gregorian) English playwright and poet.
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good—in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
The verbal poetic texture of Shakespeare is the greatest the world has known, and is immensely superior to the structure of his plays as plays.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/William_Shakespeare   (923 words)

 Internet Public Library: Shakespeare Bookshelf
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from Jeremy Hylton at MIT are also available.
For criticism and other information on Shakespeare and his works, go to the Shakepeare Section of the IPL Literary Criticism Collection.
Shakespeare's complete body of work in plain text (ASCII) format is available for downloading as one huge gzipped tar file [2039K].
www.ipl.org /div/shakespeare/shakespeare.html   (210 words)

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