About Shakespeare Robert Rathbun

William Shakespeare. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/163_2962452/1/163_2962452/cite. Accessed 8 Mar 2017.

Where was William Shakespeare born and what year

William Shakespeare's House. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/300_353468/1/300_353468/cite. Accessed 8 Mar 2017.

Shakespeare was born in a small town in Warwickshire named Stratford-upon-Avon, on April 23, 1564. ("Shakespeare's Life" 1).

What date do we recognize as his brithday? Why?

We recognize Shakespeare's birthday as April 23, 1564. We do this because it was recorded he was baptized on April 26. In the 16th century it was custom to baptize your child three days after birth. ("Shakespeare's Life" 1). Also his birthday correpsonded with St. Georges Day which is an important day in england ("Shakespeare, William" 1).

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

It was important because it was the town who had a corperation to run a grammar school. This was special because not a lot of people knew how to read or write, so this school tuat them ('William Shakespeare"1).

Name Two acting companies that Shakespeare was associated with

One acting company that Shakespeare worked with was Lord chamberlain's Men. Another acting company that he was associated with was King's men ("William Shakespeare" 1).

What was the probable year that Romeo and Juliet was written

Romeo and Juliet.. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/113_905521/1/113_905521/cite. Accessed 8 Mar 2017.

Romeo and juliet was written in 1595 ("William Shakespeare 1").

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. This is an interesting date becasue it was the same date he was born. He was 52 years old when he died ("Shakespeare William" 1).

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Work Cited Page

"William Shakespeare." World History: The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO, 2017, worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/315827. Accessed 2 Mar. 2017.

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.

Bloom, Harold, ed. "Shakespeare, William." Hamlet, Bloom's Guides. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishing, 2003. Bloom's Literature, Facts On File, Inc. fofweb.infobase.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=98934&SID=5&iPin=BGHam02&SingleRecord=True.

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