For all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history. There are just two primary sources for information on the Bard: his works, and various legal and church documents which have survived fr
Elizabethan times. Naturally, there are many gaps in this body of information, which tells us little about Shakespeare the man.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, allegedly on April 23, 1564. Church records from Holy Trinity Church
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across the centuries as powerfully as ever. Even in death, he leaves a final piece of verse:
"Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbeare
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blessed be the man that spares these stones,
And cursed be he that moves my bones."
1•A Brief Biography of William Shakespeare: www.din.ttu.edu.com
2•Hunter, Josephson. (1959).Shakespeare Facts. N.Y.: McGraw-Hill Book Company
3•Thorsten's Shakespeare Page: www.pbg.org/wghh/nova.com