William Shakespeare 1564-1616
playwright of all times by far, was born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon,
His father was
His mother was
In 1582, William Shakespeare married
They had a daughter,
Susanna, and twins,
Hamnet and Judith.
William became a member of theater company the King's Men.
The Comedy of Errors
The Taming of the Shrew
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Love's Labour's Lost
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Merchant of Venice
Much Ado About Nothing
Here is an excerpt)
As You Like It
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Troilus and Cressida
All's Well That Ends Well
Measure for Measure
Antony and Cleopatra
Timon of Athens
The Winter's Tale
You can read William Shakespeare's works online and for free,
provided by the Gutenberg Project.
Unfortunately, none of Shakespeare's manuscripts survived.
folks at the British National Archive do have is Shakespeare's will, which is dated
March 25, 1616.
The Archive comments:
He was clearly a man of some means by the time of his death. He
left the bulk of his estate to his elder daughter, Susannah Hall. He
left £300 to his younger daughter, Judith. He gave his wife, Anne
Hathaway, his second-best bed. Beds and other pieces of household
furniture were often the sole bequest to a wife. It was common
practice for the best things to go to the children and the second
best to the wife.
Shakespeare died a month after this will was written, having caught
a fever at a 'merry party' thrown by fellow writer, Ben Jonson. He
was buried in Stratford upon Avon church.
And here is the good piece as PDF
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