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What happened to William Shakespeare in 1610?

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In 1610, Shakespeare wrote the last play that is credited to him alone. The play is "The Tempest" and was written in either 1610 or 1611. Despite the fact that it is known as Shakepeare's last piece for the stage, the play is still considered "the finest of his great and/or late romances." After finishing "The Tempest", Shakespeare went into semi-retirement and finally retirement. He died in 1616 at the age of 52.

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