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William Shakespeare

The Complete

The Life, Times, Works and Biography of William Shakespeare
Quotes - Plays - Sonnets - Pictures - Timeline- Facts - Biography - Poems -
Bubonic Plague - Globe
Biography - Dictionary - Elizabethan Theater - Identity Problem - Biography -
Black Death - Stratford

The World of William Shakespeare and details of his biography have fascinated
people for centuries. The questions and mysteries which surround William
Shakespeare the Great Stratford
playwright and his biography, life, times and works (including his plays,
sonnets and poems) are legion:

  • How
    many plays did William Shakespeare write? Check out Play Chronology

  • Was
    he influenced by other Elizabethan Poets and Authors? See the William
    Shakespeare Biography section

  • How
    many sonnets did William Shakespeare write? See the Sonnets section

  • When
    were Shakespeare's plays performed and published? In which theater ? See
    the William Shakespeare Plays section

  • What
    was life like for William Shakespeare during the Elizabethan era?

  • What
    are the known facts about William Shakespeare the great Stratford Bard? See the William
    Shakespeare Biography section

  • What
    of William Shakespeare the actor, and what is known about his fellow
    actors and their theater ? See the William Shakespeare Biography section

  • What
    facts are known about the Elizabethan Stratford Playwright and his family?
    See Biography section

  • What
    exactly was the 'First Folio'? Is Shakespeare's picture an accurate
    portrait? See William Shakespeare Pictures and Biography

  • Why
    is there so much controversy about the biography of the playwright? See
    Biography section

  • What
    is the so-called William Shakespeare Identity Problem about? What facts
    are available?

  • Which
    plays did William Shakespeare the actor perform in?

  • Which
    sonnet and play quotes attributed to William Shakespeare are most

  • What
    pictures of Shakespeare are available ? - See the William Shakespeare
    Picture section

  • Ancestors
    of the playwright - History and facts about the family tree of William
    Shakespeare of Stratford, Warwickshire

  • Mother
    and Father of William Shakespeare - Biography of Mary Arden and John
    Shakespeare and their lives in Elizabethan Stratford

  • Brothers
    and Sisters of William Shakespeare - Lives and Biography of William
    Shakespeare siblings: Joan, Margaret, Gilbert, Anne, Richard and Edmund

  • Wife
    of William Shakespeare - Anne Hathaway - courtship, wedding, marriage
    and legal documents

  • Biography
    of Anne Hathaway - Wife of William Shakespeare - her biography including
    family, life in Stratford,
    marriage, children and grandchildren

  • Children
    and Grandchildren of William Shakespeare - Biography of Judith, Hamnet
    Susanna - Shakespeare, Richard and Thomas

  • Biography
    - Sir William Davenant, actor - Godfather was William Shakespeare
    - Also rumoured to be the Bard's illegitimate son

Biography William Shakespeare - Early Life in Stratford
Details of Shakespeare's childhood, education, his marriage and life in
Elizabethan Stratford, England together with pictures
are included in the following sections in the William Shakespeare Biography

  • William
    Shakespeare Full and Short Biography - Life History and Biography of the
    Great Bard of Stratford
    - Elizabethan Playwright and Actor

  • Childhood
    of William Shakespeare - Early years of the great Bard's life in
    Elizabethan Stratford

  • Education
    of William Shakespeare - Biography includes the Petty school and King
    Edward iv Grammar School - The Tudor alphabet

  • Life
    in Elizabethan Stratford
    - William Shakespeare Biography includes Entertainment, Acting troupes,
    & family ties

  • William
    Shakespeare Biography - The Lost Years from leaving school to marrying
    Anne Hathaway

  • William
    Shakespeare Biography - The Lost Years 1585 - 1592 between William
    Shakespeare marriage to Anne Hathaway and the London Theatre

The Facts
- the Documented Facts about William Shakespeare
Confusion regarding Shakespeare's name is explained. The facts detailed about
William Shakespeare are taken from written evidence available from the
Elizabethan era. The written evidence includes details of all of the known
facts taken from official records and there is also a section relating to
William Shakespeare's last will and testament. The known facts about William
Shakespeare, the Great Stratford
Bard, have all been included in his biography and the William Shakespeare
Timeline. The main source of the William Shakespeare facts are official
documents that are still available for inspection. These documents include
all of the facts available relating to legal documents. Other facts have been
gleaned from another legal document, Last Will and Testament of William
Shakespeare. Church records, including those at Stratford, detail major facts
and occurrences such as baptism, marriage and death associated with William
Shakespeare. A final definitive resource for known facts about William
Shakespeare can be found in the numerous William Shakespeare Timeline
categories that have been collated. William Shakespeare quotes and facts
ascertained from his fellow actors and playwrights from the Elizabethan

  • Facts
    - Interesting Facts about the Life and Times of William
    Shakespeare the Stratford
    Actor and Playwright

  • The
    Last Will and Testament of William Shakespeare - Second best bed to his
    wife and gifts to fellow actors

More Facts
! - William Shakespeare Timelines
The comprehensive William Shakespeare Timelines allows a correlation between
William Shakespeare and his biography and the important historical events
& people who shared his World. The timelines cover his mother and father,
his wife (Anne Hathaway), his children (Judith, Susanna and Hamnet) his
grandchildren (from Judith's marriage to Richard Quiney) and the major people
and events of the Elizabethan era.

  • Family
    Timeline - Time lines for all family of William Shakespeare -
    timelines for ancestors, parents, siblings and children

  • Elizabethan
    Timeline 1531 to 1592 - William Shakespeare Time line with key dates and
    events of the era

  • Elizabethan
    / Stuart Timeline 1593 to 1646 - William Shakespeare Time line with key
    dates and events of the era

Pictures /
Images of the William Shakespeare
An excellent selection of good quality pictures have been included hoping to
answer questions as to the appearance of William Shakespeare. As the
great Stratford
playwright did not come from a noble background no portraits or pictures of
William Shakespeare, or pictures of any members of his family, were
commissioned. Neither is there any evidence that William Shakesreare
commissioned his own portrait or pictures in his later, prosperous years.
There is no evidence that a portrait or pictures were ever painted of William
Shakespeare whilst he was still alive, nor is there any written description
of his physical appearance. The pictures included are the William Shakespeare
Chandos picture, the Stratford
portrait and the Sanders picture. Other Shakespeare pics and likenesses
include the best known engravings such as the Martin Droeshout engraving from
the First Folio and the William Marshall engraving used on the 1640
authorised edition of William Shakespeare's poems. Pictures of his likeness
can also be obtained from the various statues and memorials - the best known
being the William Shakespeare Stratford bust and the Poets Corner memorial in
London's Westminster Abbey. The following Pictures section will enable
comparisons to be made of all of the likenesses of William Shakespeare:

  • William
    Shakespeare Pics - Painting - Engravings and Stratford, Sanders Portraits and
    Chandos Shakespeare Pics / Portrait / Picture

  • Memorials
    / Statues of William Shakespeare - Pictures from Poets Corner
    Westminster Abbey, Gower, Roubilliac bust, Stratford

37 Plays
by William Shakespeare - the complete works!
There is a section dedicated to each of the 37 plays by William Shakespeare
which feature:

  • An
    18th century picture from each of the William Shakespeare plays

  • Background
    and History from each play

  • Plot
    Summary of each play

  • First
    Performance and Publication dates and details of each of the
    William Shakespeare plays

  • Most
    Famous Quotes from each of the William Shakespeare plays

  • Characters
    in each of William Shakespeare plays

  • Full
    Text and script of each of the plays by William Shakespeare, the great
    Stratford Bard

The top
six most popular plays by William Shakespeare
To compliment the section on the plays we have provided a Dictionary which
explains the forgotten words of olde English which are featured in the great
plays. The top six most popular plays by William Shakespeare are:

  • Hamlet
    - most famous of the William Shakespeare plays

  • Othello
    - second most famous of the William Shakespeare plays

  • Macbeth
    - third most famous of the William Shakespeare plays

  • Romeo
    and Juliet - fourth most famous of the William Shakespeare plays

  • The
    Tempest - fifth most famous of the William Shakespeare plays

  • Julius
    Caesar - sixth most famous of the William Shakespeare plays

William Shakespeare Plays Section
The Plays section includes details of all the William Shakespeare plays as

  • Full
    Text and script, characters, plot summary, quotes of each of William
    Shakespeare 37 plays

  • Chronology
    of Plays by William Shakespeare - First performance and publications

  • List
    of all Published Editions of the works of William Shakespeare

Shakespeare - First Folio
The First Folio contained approximately 900 pages containing 36 plays
attributed to William Shakespeare after his death. The fellow actors of
William Shakespeare, John Hemminge and Henry Condell, were the editors of the
collection. The William Shakespeare plays were categorised as Comedies,
Histories and Tragedies. The content of the First Folio was registered on 8th
November 1623. Unauthorised and inferior text copies of William Shakespeare
plays are called Quarto Texts.

  • First
    Folio - Description of William Shakespeare Quarto Texts and first
    published plays as Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

about William Shakespeare and his life works
If you have not got time to study each one of William Shakespeare's plays in
detail, we hope that you might read the Plot Summary and Quotes from each of
them - the fast way to become familiar with the plots and characters in the
great works of William Shakespeare. This facility would, no doubt, have been
appreciated by the cynical Oscar Wilde who said:

we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations!"
- One of the William Shakespeare Quotes by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

The most
celebrated authors, actors, politicians and scholars have all read the works
of William Shakespeare and their quotes on the man and quotes about William
Shakespeare's works are interesting. Views of such celebrities and their
quotes are detailed in the quotes section entitled ' Quotes about '.

  • Quotes
    and Quotations about William Shakespeare by Ben Jonson, Oscar Wilde,
    Keats, Milton, Wordsworth and Coleridge

Quotes by William Shakespeare
We unknowingly use countless quotes by the great playwright in our everyday
language. The section entitled William Shakespeare Quotes will provide
many surprises! There are quotes from all of the most celebrated plays.
Quotes from Hamlet, quotes from Othello, quotes from Macbeth, quotes from
Romeo and Juliet, quotes from the Tempest and quotes from Julius Caesar. You
will be surprised at the number of William Shakespeare quotes that you use in
everyday conversation.

  • Famous Quotes and Quotations from the plays of
    William Shakespeare - Julius Caesar - Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and
    Sonnets about Love

and Poems by William Shakespeare
The section on the Bard's Sonnets is easy to navigate either by the number of
the sonnet, or by the first line. The most famous sonnets by William Shakespeare

  • William Shakespeare Sonnet 029 - When in disgrace
    with fortune

  • William Shakespeare Sonnet 116 - Let me not
    to the marriage of true minds

  • William Shakespeare Sonnet 126 - O thou my
    lovely boy

  • William Shakespeare Sonnet 130 - My Mistress'

  • William Shakespeare Sonnet 18 - Shall I compare
    thee to a Summer's day?

sections entitled "Sonnets" and "Poems" details the
following information:

  • Full texts of the 154 love sonnets accredited to
    William Shakespeare

  • Texts of the poems of William Shakespeare - Venus
    and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, Lover's Complaint and Phoenix and the

Shakespeare and the Globe Theater ( Old Globe and New Globe Theatre )
A full description of the old Globe Theatre detailing the structure and
layout together with a comparison to the new London Globe Theatre has been
included where the Bard's plays are still performed. The Globe section
will provide access to comprehensive information and facts on the following:

  • Old Globe Theater - History - construction
    and audience of the famous London Playhouse Theatre

  • Old Globe Theater - Pictures from engravings
    theatre by Van Vissher, Norden and Holler London Maps

  • Old Globe Theater Structure - Construction, design
    theatre, stage, gallery, audience capacity and heavens

  • Old Globe Theater Timeline - Time line of original
    theatre built 1599 and re - built 1614 - key dates

  • New Globe Theater modelled on the original -
    Pictures, stage, replica, model theatre

  • New Globe Theater - Structure, layout, design,
    dimensions and construction based on the original theatre, London

  • New Globe Theater Timeline - Time line of the
    replica Globe theatre of William Shakespeare and Bear Garden
    Museum, Bankside Southwark

  • Visiting the New Globe Theater - London theatre
    vacation guide with pics, Elizabethan, Shakespearean map and Modern map
    of the Bankside and theater areas of London

Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Theater
Information about Elizabethan inn-yards, playhouses, and theaters together
with their locations (check out the London
Map for more details). Contemporary playwrights and Elizabethan plays and
actors have not been forgotten! Concise description of all the old London
Theatres are available from the Elizabethan Theater link.

  • Elizabethan Theatre - Descriptions of all London
    Theaters including Swan, Rose, Bear Garden, Cockpit, Hope, Curtain

  • Elizabethan Theatres - Theaters, Amphitheatres,
    playhouses and Inn-yards in London
    with names, pictures and descriptions

  • Elizabethan Theatre Facts - Structure and design
  • Elizabethan Theatre Locations - Map of William
    Shakespeare's Elizabethan London with theater names, locations of
    individual theaters on a Theater Map

  • Elizabethan Playwrights and Authors - Plays and
    Books by Christopher Marlowe, Beaumont, Fletcher, Middleton, Kyd and of
    course William Shakespeare himself!

  • Elizabethan Acting Troupes who visited Stratford -
    Lord Strange's, Leicester's, Essex's, Berkeley's and Worcester's men

about William Shakespeare Answered?
Conspiracies & Spies, Secret Societies & Lies! Is this the biggest
cover-up of the last 500 years? Answers to the vast majority of questions can
be found in the biography and other sections of this site. However, the
mystery surrounding the Shakespeare Identity Problem and conspiracy theory we
leave to you! We have provided some clues to help solve some of the issues
and set a challenge which we believe will be extremely intriguing! Once you
enter the web of intrigue you will explore all of the famous events and
people who lived during the Elizabethan era. To help further in understanding
the William Shakespeare Identity problem we have detailed names of the main
contenders. Warning! The Quest to solve the Identity Problem surrounding
William Shakespeare is not for the feint hearted! What we can guarantee is that
you will become completely fascinated by the whole subject. We have even
developed a theory in relation to the engraved picture of William Shakespeare
by Martin Droeshout on the First Folio. Many questions have been raised about
what the playwright actually looked like. We have comprehensive examples of
all the famous pictures, portraits, statues and memorials of William

William Shakespeare Identity Mystery
Can you solve the mystery surrounding the life, works (plays and sonnets) and
time of William Shakespeare? The William Shakespeare Forum has been provided
as a vehicle to air your points of view about his works, his plays, poems,
pictures, theaters, the Globe and William Shakespeare sonnets. Share the
opinions of other visitors.

  • Mystery
    of the William Shakespeare Engraving on the First Folio - Martin
    Droeshout engraved portrait - William Shakespeare Identity Problem

  • Mystery
    of the Marshall Engraving of William Shakespeare on the 1640 edition of
    Sonnets - Engraved portrait of - William Shakespeare Identity Problem

  • The
    Identity and Authorship problem surrounding William Shakespeare - the
    Clues, the contemporaries and Contenders

  • Authorship
    / Identity problem - new theory re picture of collar and doublet -
    conspiracy ofWho Wrote William Shakespeare

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