Important Points about The Bard of Avon

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Important Points about William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon

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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 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 a leading member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.

16- Most of his famous work were 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 into 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 into 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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