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Famous English Playwright and Author - The Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon


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Nationality - English - Lifespan
1564 - 1616
Family - John Shakespeare, Merchant and Bailiff and Justice of the Peace Stratford-upon-Avon Mother was Mary Arden - Children were Hamnet, Judith and Susanna
Education - Grammar School (Kings New School) in Stratford-upon-Avon
Career - Poet, Actor and Playwright
Famous works by William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Othello, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet

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  • No one knows the actual birthday of Shakespeare! April 23rd has been generally used - the same day as St. George's Day, the Patron Saint of England

  • We do not really know what Shakespeare looked like! No portraits were painted of Shakespeare whilst he was still alive!
  • The majority of the plays of William Shakespeare were only published seven years after his death in a collection of works called the First Folio!
  • Many eminent Authors, Actors and Politicians do not believe that William Shakespeare wrote his plays including Mark Twain leading to the great Authorship debate
  • William Shakespeare's three children, Judith, Susanna and Hamnet were all illiterate!
  • Many of William Shakespeare life facts are unknown - these years are referred to as the 'Lost Years'
  • William Shakespeare and his company built TWO Globe Theatres!

Scandals and Weird Facts about the life of William Shakespeare!

  • Many of William Shakespeare life facts are unknown - these years are referred to as the 'Lost Years'

  • William Shakespeare is rumoured to be the father of an illegitimate son called William Davenant!
  • Treason! William Shakespeare and the Globe Actors were implicated in the Essex Rebellion of 1601!
  • Treason! William Arden, a relative of Shakespeare's mother Mary Arden, was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth 1, imprisoned in the Tower of London and executed!
  • Shakespeare's Father, John was a money lender! William was also involved in Money lending!
  • The wife of William Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway was 8 years older than William Shakespeare and three months pregnant when they married!
  • The husband of William Shakespeare's daughter Judith was Thomas Quiney who had made another girl pregnant and was prosecuted for 'carnal copulation'
  • In the Last Will and testament of William Shakespeare he left his wife his "second best bed"

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