About Shakespeare! By. Savannah Haywood

William Shakespeare was born in what year and where?

William Shakespeare was born in 1564. He was born in the village of Stafford-Upon-Avon in the united kingdom.

http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/soawshst.htm

What date do we recognize as his birthday? Why?

The date that we recognize as his birthday is April 23, 1564. Baptismal registration stated that he was baptized on April 23, 1564 which made historians infer that he was born on the day he was baptized.

What was important about Stratford-Upon-Avon in the 16th century?

This specific place was important because it was the birth place of Shakespeare and an important agriculture center and market place.

http://www.francisfrith.com/stratford-upon-avon/stratford-upon-avon-market-place-1892_31073

What is the probable year that Romeo and Juliet was written?

Most experts believe that Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare between 1594 and 1595, yet all agree that it was written before 1597, as that was the year when it was officially published.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet

Name two acting companies that Shakespeare was associated with.

Shakespeare worked for an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men starting in the early 1590s, which then changed its name to King's Men after King James I took the throne in 1603. The company was considered popular and records show that Shakespeare both acted and wrote plays for the company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Chamberlain's_Men

What day and year did Shakespeare die? Why is this an interesting date? How old was Shakespeare when he died.

Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. The same day of his assumed birthday. He died at the age of 52.

Citations:

-Danson, Lawrence. "Shakespeare, William." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Grolier Online, gme.grolier.com/article?assetid=0263990-0. Accessed 28 Feb. 2017.

-Scott, Charlotte. "Shakespeare, William (1564—1616)." British Writers: Retrospective Supplement 3, edited by Jay Parini, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2010, pp. 269-287. Scribner Writers on GVRL, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=G-Scrib&sw=w&u=nysl_ca_queen&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX1386800025&it=r&asid=9413769b3a9c679efa91884474c42489. Accessed 28 Feb. 2017.

-Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack. "Introduction." The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, vol. 1, Facts on File, 2012, pp. xii-xiv. Facts On File Library of World Literature. Gale Virtual Reference Library, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=nysl_ca_queen&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX2025400008&it=r&asid=e20013b0bbc39be1369fd9e2d1d98df4. Accessed 2 Mar. 2017.

-Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack. "Introduction." The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, vol. 1, Facts on File, 2012, pp. xii-xiv. Facts On File Library of World Literature. Gale Virtual Reference Library, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=nysl_ca_queen&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX2025400008&it=r&asid=e20013b0bbc39be1369fd9e2d1d98df4. Accessed 2 Mar. 2017.

-Rooney, David. "Romeo & Juliet." Daily Variety, 25 June 2007, p. 6+. Academic OneFile, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=nysl_ca_queen&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA166479575&it=r&asid=048e50a5ef331303fd2626b2b695cc3d. Accessed 2 Mar. 2017.

-Waller, Gary F. "William Shakespeare." Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets. Ed. Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman. Hackensack: Salem, 2011. n. pag. Salem Online. Web. 06 Mar. 2017. <http://online.salempress.com>.

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