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William Shakespeare is the grand literary figure of the Western world. During England's Elizabethan period he wrote dozens of plays which continue to dominate world theater more than 400 years later. Shakespeare handled high drama, romance and slapstick comedy with equal ease, and so famous are his words that his quotes, from "To be or not to be" to "Parting is such sweet sorrow," take up more than 70 pages in recent print editions of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. His works rival the King Jam More »
Born: April 23, 1564 (Stratford-upon-Avon, England)

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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the .... Another 18th-century story has Shakespeare starting his theatrical career minding the horses of theatre patrons in London. John Aubrey reported that ...

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Aug 5, 2017 ... William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) was an English playwright, actor and poet who also known as the “Bard of ...

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Find out more about the history of William Shakespeare, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

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On this day in History, William Shakespeare born on Apr 23, 1564. Learn more about what happened today on History.

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For all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history. There are just two primary sources for ...

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Since William Shakespeare lived more than 400 years ago, and many records ... The same writer alludes to one of Shakespeare's earliest history plays, Henry VI ...

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The English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare was a popular dramatist. He was born six years after Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) ascended the ...

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Personal Background William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon- Avon, England, northwest of London, to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden.

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The king and the playwright: a Jacobean history (BBC 4, 2012)/. After Elizabeth I died, Shakespeare's company was awarded a royal patent by King James I (VI ...