William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his artistry. All that can be deduced is that over the course of 20 years, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict.

Born: 23-Apr1564
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Died: 23-Apr1616
Location of death: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Holy Trinity Churchyard, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Playwright, Poet

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth

Father: John Shakespeare (d. 1601)
Mother: Mary Arden (d. 1608)
Sister: Joan (b. 1558, d. plague)
Sister: Margaret (b. 1562, d. 1563)
Brother: Gilbert (tradesman, b. 1566, d. 3-Feb-1612)
Sister: Joan (b. 1569, d. 1646)
Sister: Anne (b. 1571, d. Apr-1579)
Brother: Richard (b. 1574, d. Feb-1613)
Brother: Edmund (b. 1580, d. 1607)
Wife: Anne Hathaway (b. 1556, d. 1623)
Daughter: Susanna (b. 26-May-1583)
Son: Hamnet (twin, b. 1585, d. 11-Aug-1596)
Daughter: Judith (twin, b. 1585)

Debtor’s Prison (1587)
Proxy Baptism: Mormon per 17-Aug-1991 Salt Lake Tribune article

Rotten Library Page:
William Shakespeare

Wrote plays:
Henry VI, Part I (1590)
Henry VI, Part II (1590)
Henry VI, Part III (1590)
Richard III (1592)
Comedy of Errors (1592)
Titus Andronicus (1593)
Taming of the Shrew (1593)
Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (1594, lost)
Romeo and Juliet (1594)
Richard II (1595)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595)
King John (1596)
The Merchant of Venice (1596)
Henry IV, Part I (1597)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (1597)
Henry IV, Part II (1598)
Henry V (1599)
Julius Caesar (1599)
Much Ado About Nothing (1599)
As You Like It (1599)
The History of Sir John Oldcastle (1600, authorship uncertain)
Hamlet (1601)
Twelfth Night (1602)
Troilus and Cressida (1602)
All’s Well That Ends Well (1603)
Measure for Measure (1604)
Othello (1604)
The London Prodigal (1604, authorship uncertain)
King Lear (1605)
Macbeth (1605)
A Yorkshire Tragedy (1605, authorship uncertain)
Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
Coriolanus (1607)
Timon of Athens (1607)
Pericles Prince of Tyre (1608)
Cymbeline (1609)
The Winter’s Tale (1610)
The Tempest (1611)
Henry VIII (1612)
The Two Noble Kinsmen (1612, authorship uncertain)
Cardenio (1613, authorship uncertain; lost)

References:  http://www.nndb.com/people/454/000022388/

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