Shakespeare Alyssa LaPointe

William Shakespeare. Photographer. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/115_2670936/1/115_2670936/cite. Accessed 1 Mar 2017.

William Shakespeare was born on April 23rd, 1564. He was born in Strafford-Upon-Avon, England. (The facts on file companion to Shakespeare, 1)

William Shakespeare's birthplace.. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/113_926989/1/113_926989/cite. Accessed 7 Mar 2017.

We recognize Shakespeare's birthday as April 23rd because it was three days before his recorded baptism. (The facts on file companion to Shakespeare, 1) In the 16th Century Stratford-upon-Avon was very important because it recorded the date of baptism for children(The facts on file companion to Shakespeare, 1) and gave us an idea as to when the child was born.

The acting of one of Shakespeare's plays in the time of Queen Elizabeth, illustration from 'Cassell's Illustrated History of England' (engraving) (sepia photo) . engraving. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/108_4084601/1/108_4084601/cite. Accessed 7 Mar 2017.

Shakespeare was associated with two acting companies. One being The king's men and the other being Lord Chamberlain's men.(The facts on file companion to Shakespeare, 1) One of his most famous plays Romeo and Juliet was written in 1594.(kastan,1)

Shakespeare died on quite an interesting date. He died on April 23rd 1616. This happened to be his 52nd birthday.

Citations

Baker, William. "Shakespeare, William." In Baker, William, and Kenneth Womack, eds. The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2012. Bloom's Literature, Facts On File, Inc. fofweb.infobase.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=98934&SID=5&iPin=CS0001&SingleRecord=True.

Kastan, David Scott. "Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)." World Poets, edited by Ron Padgett, vol. 2, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000, pp. 477-486. Scribner Writers on GVRL, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=nysl_ca_queen&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX1386400098&it=r&asid=f912db8027c8d26cd8389c7eea45c6ee. Accessed 9 Mar. 2017.

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