About Shakespeare By Sean Dobert

Shakespeare was born born 1564 in a place called Stratford-Upon-Avon in England. He was born on April 23rd of this year (William Shakespeare).

We recognize his birthday to be on April 26th which was when he was baptized

Stratford-upon-Avon was a huge marketplace in the 16th century that was located upon the Avon river, (Once again the location of Shakespeare birth) (World History). Also the bubonic plague had reached Stratford during the 16th century

The globe theater where Shakespeare worked (Globe theater)
masque costume - popular in 16 century (Masque costume).

Through Shakespeare's life time he worked for two companies one called, ¨Lord Chamberlains men¨ and the other he worked for king James called, ¨ King James men¨. Usually who ever was the leader of the group, or the one that payed the bills was the person the group was named after . (Shakespeare)

One of the most famous plays Shakespeare had written was, ¨Romeo and Juliet¨ which was written in 1595

His first Folio which was the first edition of the plays he had written (this was made 7 years after he died)

Shakespeare lived a prosperous life, he died on April 23rd, 1616. Wow, He died on his birthday, He was 53 years old


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The next two citations are different if its hard to tell, for example their numbers are different (1312419 & 315872)

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