The Complete Shakespeare Experience
Shakespeare was a common name in 16th Century England although spelled although spelled several different ways, including Shagspere and Chacsper. Born to Mary Arden (c1540-
taster of the borough.”
William Shakespeare, the third of eight children (four boys, four girls) in the family, was baptized on April 26, 1564 in Stratford-
The Bard of Avon
ith a life that is, at times, as shrouded in mystery as much as his legend is bathed in the spotlights of the world’s stages, actor, playwright, poet, and businessman, William Shakespeare is synonymous with theater. Considered by many the preeminent
dramatist of all time, Shakespeare is credited with having penned 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and a handful of narrative poems which have been translated into every major language in the world. For a man with such a public career, much remains unclear about his private life, including questions surrounding his sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and even his physical appearance.
John Shakespeare’s house, thought to
be William Shakespeare’s birthplace.
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