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Almost four hundred years after Shakespeare’s death there are 157 million pages referring to him on Google.
132 million for God
2.7 million for Elvis Presley
George Bush with 14.7 million.
Shakespeare died at the age of 52 and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. Those who tried to move his body from his final resting peace he cursed.
His epitaph was:
And curst be he that moves my bones.
Good friend for Jesus’ sake forbear,
To dig the dust enclosed here:
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
In an unlucky 13teen times suicide occurs in Shakespeare’s plays.
Two common plays were in Romeo and Juliet where both characters commit suicide, and in Julius Caesar where both Cassius and Brutus die by consensual stabbing, as well as Brutus’ wife Portia.
Two suicidal plays
The last play he wrote was The Two Noble Kinsmen which was writing in 1613 when he was just 49 years old.
William Shakespeare was an actor in Ben Johnson’s play and most of his own. He managed the theater and commuting between London and his home in Stratford .
Classical authors like Ovid and Seneca, to the English Historians like Holinshed, William Shakespeare’s influences were the works of the greatest writers.
Geoffery Chaucer was one who influenced Shakespeare with his poetry despite that it was in the Middle English.
Plutarch the son of Aristobulus was an important biographer and philosopher. The writings of Plutarch of Chaeronea on English Literature made the subject of being the most interesting chapters in the long story of the debt of moderns to ancients.
For women and girls it was illegal for either to perform in Shakespeare’s lifetime, so a females role was actually played by a male.
Antony and Cleopatra
Shakespeare’s Globe Theater burned down on the 29th of June in 1613 after a cannon shot fire during a performance of Henry VII.
Shakespeare’s Roles and Theater
Who and what inspired
After the various bible writers, Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the English Language.
During Shakespeare’s life, he started writing he wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets, that means that he was writing since 1589.
William Shakespeare had a full beard with a receiving hairline, loosened shirt-ties and a shiny gold hoop dangling from his left ear.
Back in the 15th century, earrings for men were trendy hallmarks of a bohemian lifestyle, the fashion may have been inspired by sailors, who sported a single gold earring to cover funeral costs in case they died at sea.
Williams Shakespeare’s Appearance
William Shakespeare was born in April 1564. He had seven siblings, Joan, Margaret, Gilbert, Joan II, Anne, Richard and Edmund.
At the age of 18, William married his pregnant wife Anne Hathaway, who later gave birth six months after their wedding. William had three children, his son Hamlet who died in 1596, and his two daughters Susanna and Judith.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)