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Fascinating man and topic! Do a search for Stratford-on-Avon and the Folger's Shakespeare organization. I'm sure you'll turn up some great stuff!!
Only the most awesome author ever :-). Can you tell I just love him?
Ditto #4! :)
eNotes has tons of great information on Shakespeare. Click on Literature, then on "Shakespeare at eNotes."
Another great site is http://www.bardweb.net/england.html
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Shakespeare was born in Stratford and was born on april 23,1564. He is a beloved author and has written many plays and sonnets
lol believe it or not im only 12 but im doing a report on him;()
William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history. There are just two primary sources for information on the Bard: his works, and various legal and church documents that have survived from Elizabethan times. Naturally, there are many gaps in this body of information, which tells us little about Shakespeare the man.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, allegedly on April 23, 1564. Church records from Holy Trinity Church indicate that he was baptized there on April 26, 1564. Young William was born of John Shakespeare, a glover and leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a landed local heiress. William, according to the church register, was the third of eight children in the Shakespeare household—three of whom died in childhood. John Shakespeare had a remarkable run of success as a merchant, alderman, and high bailiff of Stratford, during William's early childhood. His fortunes declined, however, in the late 1570s.
William Shakespeare's legacy is a body of work that will never again be equaled in Western civilization. His words have endured for 400 years, and still reach across the centuries as powerfully as ever. Even in death, he leaves a final piece of verse as his epitaph:
my report... rate out of 200
I would suggest 100 out of 200. You mention his childhood, but nothing about his marriage, his work as an actor, or his slow gain in popularity as his works are well-received by audiences and royalty alike. For example, Shakespeare's will specified that his wife receive only his "second-best bed".
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William shakespeare was a genius with words, I think one of his greatest pieces was the merchant of venice.
Shakespeare was a literary genius. He is still reveared as one of the greatest poets to ever live. He was a husband and father, he often played in his own plays and productions, and sometimes played a female in those plays and productions.
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