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William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in the town of Stratford. He was an English poet and playwright who is thought of as the greatest writer in the world. He is often called England's national poet or the "Bard of Avon". His known works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems, and several other poems. School He attended Stratford's junior school and progressed to the grammar school at the age of seven. ...read more.


However a man named Robert Greene, was envious of his success and called him "an upstart crow". 1n 1594, Shakespeare joined others in forming a new theatre company under the control of the Lord Chamberlain, with Richard Burbage as its leading actor. For almost twenty years Shakespeare was its regular play writer, producing an average of two plays a year. Shakespeare's success in the London theatres made him wealthy and in 1597 he bought one of the largest houses in Stratford. ...read more.


Two of his plays, Henry V and Julius Caesar, were written during the year in which the Globe opened. In 1613, during a performance of Henry VIII, a fire broke out and destroyed the Globe, but it was rebuilt the following year. The Globe Theatre It later closed in 1642. Death William Shakespeare died on April, 23 1616, (the same date he was born) at the age of 52 and was later buried on April 25th, in the same church where he was baptised: Stratford's Holy Trinity church. His cause of death is unknown. ...read more.

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