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  • NAME: William Shakespeare
  • OCCUPATION: Playwright, Poet
  • BIRTH DATE: c. April 23, 1564
  • DEATH DATE: April 23, 1616
  • EDUCATION: King's New School
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • PLACE OF birth: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Nickname: "Bard of Avon"
  • Nickname: "Swan of Avon"
  •  Shakspere
  • Will Shakespeare
  • Nickname: "The Bard"

William Shakespeare, is many times called the English national poet. He is known to be   the greatest dramatist of all time. The most famous playwright and poet in the history of English theatre.

William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. .He was believed to have been born on April 23, 1564.  This is the date scholars acknowledge as William Shakespeare's birthday.


In 1600 he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players.

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582, in Worcester, in Canterbury Province, England.


Celebrating Shakespeares birthday

The Birthday Celebration brings together organisations across Stratford-upon-Avon. Throughout the day community events and street entertainment will be taking place, organised by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the RSC. (shakespeare.org.uk)


This celebrations dates nearly 200 years ago. Every year a unique events operates to celebrate his birthday.

During the two day event, the town’s streets overflow with music, pageantry and drama and you are invited to enjoy a packed programme of special activities and great days out at the five Shakespeare (shakespearesbirthday.org.uk)

Birthday Quotes

Macbeth:
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.


That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man,If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.


The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.


Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nWhen a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry over nothing.


Better three hours too soon than a minute too late


What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.


Journeys end in lovers meeting.

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