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William Shakespeare, Playwright and Poet, Is Dead at 52

Yesterday, Hamlet’s creator was; today, he is not. Of that there is no question. Poet, playwright, actor and theatrical-company shareholder, William Shakespeare (sometimes spelled Shakspeare, or Shagspere, or Shaxpere, or Shaxberd,1 or any number of blessed ways) died today, April 23, 1616, at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was, more or less, 52. His passing was confirmed by his daughter Judith.2 Over the course of three decades, Mr. Thanes, Romans, Countrymen Among the deeply flawed characters who have strutted and fretted their hour on Mr. Had Hamlet never existed, playgoers would still speak of Macbeth, an upwardly mobile and downwardly moral Scottish thane who, with the steady prodding of his wife, who may be mad, lets nothing stand between him and the throne and is defeated only by a combination of a C-section baby4 and traveling trees. Yet, as indelible as Mr. Mr. Who could forget Henry VI? Mr. Mr. Module about W.Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet. No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today.

Romeo and Juliet

Table of Contents Characters Prologue Prologue Act 1 Act 1, Scene 1 Act 1, Scene 2. William Shakespeare Biography. Romeo and Juliet: Prologue. Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene), From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

Romeo and Juliet: Prologue

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parents' strife. The fearful passage of their death-marked love And the continuance of their parents' rage, Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove, Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage— The which, if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. In the beautiful city of Verona, where our story takes place, a long-standing hatred between two families erupts into new violence, and citizens stain their hands with the blood of their fellow citizens.

Shakespeare. How were theaters viewed in Shakespeare's days? - Answers.com. Page. Shakespeare's Globe Theater - Introduction, History, and Images. I.

Shakespeare's Globe Theater - Introduction, History, and Images

History Although Shakespeare's plays were performed at other venues during the playwright's career, the Globe Theatre in the Southwark district of London was the venue at which the Bard's best known stage works (including his four great tragedies) were first produced. The Globe was built during Shakespeare's early period in 1599 by one of his long-standing associates, Cuthbert Burbage, the brother of the most famous Shakespearean actor of the Elizabethan Age, Richard Burbage. In 1597, Cuthbert Burbage inherited another London theater that was the first of its kind and simply called the Theatre. But there was a problem with this valuable legacy: Cuthbert Burbage owned the Theatre, its structure and materials, but the land on which the Theatre was erected was leased by his father and his eldest son was unable to negotiate a renewal of the land lease.

II. III. IV. William SHAKESPEARE. Talk Like Shakespeare - Home. Shakespeare Quotes by Theme. Who was Shakespeare? Subjects William Shakespeare. A guided walk around Stratford Upon Avon with things to look out along the way.

Subjects William Shakespeare

Exploring Shakespeare and Tudor history. This resource can also be used in History Register or log in to download An illustrated timeline exploring Shakespeare’s life and legacy. This resource can support Art Award Discover and Explore This web page tells you more about Shakespeare’s relationship with Holy Trinity – his local church in Stratford-upon-Avon. This resource can also be used in History, PSHE Register or log in to visit resource.