William Shakespeare was a well-known playwright of the Elizabethan Era. Actually, he is just as well-known now. People who haven't heard of Shakespeare, probably heard of one of his famous plays such as Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet. While Shakespeare is well-known for his plays and poems, not much is known about his life.
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. His parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. Shakespeare was the third of eight
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In 1597, Shakespeare bought New Place, avery large house, for his family to live in.
Shakespeare left London in 1611 and retired at New Place. He died on April 23, 1616 at the age of fifty-two. While the cause of Ahakespeare's death is not known, people believe that Shakespeare knew he was dying.
In 1623, some of Shakespeare's friends published his first folio. It included 154 sonnets, 37 plays, and 2 long poems. Many of Shakespeare's plays became famous and still are today.