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The Bard of Avon
1- Born in- Stratford-upon-Avon (UK).
2- Baptized on 26th April, 1564.
3- Father- John Shakespeare.
4- Mother- Mary Arden.
5- Elder sisters- Joan and Judith.
6- Younger brothers- Gilbert, Richard and Edmund.
7- At the age of 18, Shakespeare married with Anne Hathaway of 26.
8- Anne Hathaway was 8 years older than him.
9- Anne Hathaway had three children, Susanna, Hamnet and Judith.
10- Hamnet Shakespeare was the only son of William Shakespeare.
11- Hamnet and Judith were twins.
12- Hamnet died and the age of 11.
13- Shakespeare�s literary career started around 1592.
14- He was an actor and playwright.
15- He was leading member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men.
16- Most of his famous work's published between 1589 and 1613.
17- Most of his plays were written as 'quarto texts', on a sheet of paper folded four ways.
18- His first collection of works was printed in 1623.
19- His last three plays were written with John Fletcher.
20- He was the national poet of England.
21- Robert Green criticized him as- "An upstart crow, beautified with our feathers", in his book 'Groats-Worth of Wit'.
22- His last three plays were collaborations, probably with John Fletcher.
23- John Fletcher succeeded him as the house playwright.
24- Bradley has written a book 'Shakespearean Tragedy' (1904) to criticize Shakespeare.
25- Dowden has divided his life in four parts in his book 'Shakespeare: His Mind and Art' (1875)-
A- In the workshop
B- In the world
C- Out of Depth
D- On the heights
26- Long has divided his life in 4 parts-
A- Experimentation Period
B- Rapid Growth Period
C- Somberness and Depression
D- Tranquility Period
27- Shakespeare died on 23 of April, 1616. Stratford-upon-Avon (UK).
28- He was buried in 'Holy Trinity Church'.
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