About Shakespeare By: Jake DeJohn

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Where and when was he born?

Shakespeare was born in the year 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. ("William Shakespeare" 1)

The house at Stratford-on-Avon, where Shakespeare was born, illustration from 'Cassell's Illustrated History of England' (engraving) (sepia photo) . engraving. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/108_4083625/1/108_4083625/cite. Accessed 3 Mar 2017.

What date is his birthday recognize as?

"It is known that he was baptized on April 26, 1564. Tradition holds that he was born on April 23, 1564, a reasonable assumption because it was customary for parents to christen their child three days after the birth." (Thrasher 14)

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

World1Tube. “Stratford Upon Avon Tours .” YouTube, YouTube, 15 May 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysiDtP24ZPc. Accessed 3 Mar. 2017.

Acting Companies Shakespeare was associated with.

Some acting companies Shakespeare had worked with is The Globe Theatre and The Blackfriars Theatre. (Baker 21)

What year was "Romeo and Juliet" written?

"Romeo and Juliet" was written in 1595. (Carter 1)

Romeo And Juliet. Photographer. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/115_876657/1/115_876657/cite. Accessed 3 Mar 2017.

When did Shakespeare die and what is interesting about that date?

He did in 1616, that would make him about 52 years old. During the year 1616 his daughter got married and he made his will only a few months before he pasted. (Baker 20)

Work Cited

"William Shakespeare." Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd ed., vol. 14, Gale, 2004, pp. 142-145. Gale Virtual Reference Library, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=nysl_ca_queen&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX3404705894&it=r&asid=37f96161565d313a20b9b85fb78f392d.

Thrasher, Thomas. The Importance of William Shakespeare. San Diego, CA, Lucent Books, 1999.

Carter, Sarah. "Romeo and Juliet." The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, by William Baker and Kenneth Womack, vol. 5, Facts on File, 2012, pp. 1691-1734. 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%7CCX2025400137&it=r&asid=7969453b40f81e6f1735e7f392ad524e.

Baker, William. "Shakespeare’s Life." The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, by William Baker and Kenneth Womack, vol. 1, Facts on File, 2012, pp. 3-23. 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%7CCX2025400013&it=r&asid=c776e39cc9d8897498096298bcb50cff. Accessed 3 Mar. 2017.

Baker, William. "Shakespeare’s Life." The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, by William Baker and Kenneth Womack, vol. 1, Facts on File, 2012, pp. 3-23. 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%7CCX2025400013&it=r&asid=c776e39cc9d8897498096298bcb50cff. Accessed 5 Mar. 2017.

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