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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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LIFE AND DEATH. During Shakespeare's time, people's lives were often short. ..... heavily dramatic, larger-than-life, much like the performances themselves.


Who was Shakespeare? What was life like in Stratford-upon-Avon and London when Shakespeare was alive?


Life when Shakespeare was around was not one of the best of times to be alive. Things were very tough and not so easy. People were struggling for money and ...


A fascinating look at what life was like for a person living in London during the reign of Queen ... From Shakespeare's London by Henry Thew Stephenson.


The first record of William Shakespeare in London is of him living in Bishopsgate in 1596 (see our post on where Shakespeare lived in London). The address is ...


An overview of Shakespeare's life from the Folger Shakespeare Library. ... alderman and eventually, when William was five, the town bailiff—much like a mayor.


Early modern London was an expanding metropolis filled with diverse life, from ... Article by: Eric Rasmussen, Ian DeJong; Theme: Shakespeare's life and world .... 'Nonesuch House' – so named because there was 'none such like it' in all of ...


Life during the second half of the sixteenth century was difficult for most. Perhaps the only part of the population who had a somewhat easier time of it, was the ...