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Shakespeare – Free Shakespeare Resources for Students and Teachers Why is Shakespeare considered to be the greatest writer in English literature? 1564: William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-upon-Avon. His notice of baptism is entered in the parish register at Holy Trinity Church on April 26th. While the actual date of his birth is not known, it is traditionally celebrated on April 23rd. 1571: Shakespeare probably enters grammar school, seven years being the usual age for admission. 1575: Queen Elizabeth visits Kenilworth Castle, near Stratford. 1582: Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway of Shottery. 1583: Susanna, the first child of William and Anne Shakespeare, is born. 1585(?) 1585: Twins Hamnet and Judith Shakespeare born. 1589-90: Shakespeare probably writes Henry VI, Part One. 1590-91: Shakespeare probably writes Henry VI, Part Two and Henry VI, Part Three. 1592: Shakespeare was known in London as an actor and playwright by this time as evidenced by his being mentioned in Robert Greene's pamphlet A Groats-worth of Wit. London theaters are closed due to plague. 1592-94: Shakespeare probably writes The Comedy of Errors.

The Elizabethan Insult Sirrah. Contrary to popular belief this word does not substitute for "sir". Remember that this word is considered an insult and only used to redress bad children, lazy servants, or downright rogues. E.g. Fellow. Many people have seen this in some shape or form or another. In order to use this insult generator choose one word from each column and combine them using "Thou art a(n)..." "Thou art a churlish, dismal-dreaming fustilarian." If you wish to make a longer, more interesting insult you could choose more than one word from columns one and two and combine them. "Thou art an artless, crook-pated, fawning, mewling, elf-skinned puttock." Feel free to add your own adjectives to the list as you get more comfortable with the process. Romeo: Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow That tips with silver all these fruit tree tops Juliet: Oh, swear not by the moon, th´inconstant moon. Romeo: What shall I swear by? Juliet: Do not swear at all. Romeo: If my heart´s dear love ---

Free eBooks at Planet eBook - Classic Novels and Literature The Original Shakespeare Blog | Shakespeare Geek Talk Like Shakespeare - Home Shakespeare Insults: A collection of quotes for you blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things! Shakespeare's Insults You can tell by the hundreds of imaginative biting quips in Shakespeare's plays that the man adored a good insult. The following is small collection of the very best of Shakespeare's jabs and affronts. You are not worth another word, else I'd call you knave.All's Well that Ends Well (2.3.262) I do desire we may be better strangers.As You Like It (3.2.248) He is deformed, crooked, old and sere, Ill-faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere; Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; Stigmatical in making, worse in mind. Thou whoreson, senseless villain! Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all! You abilities are too infant-like for doing much alone. They lie deadly that tell you you have good faces . You wear out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a cause between an orange wife and a fosset-seller. More of your conversation would infect my brain. For such things as you, I can scarce think there's any, ye're so slight. Away! O thou vile one! Take you me for a sponge?