Warwickshire town in which William Shakespeare, eldest of six children of John and Mary (Arden) Shakespeare, was born.
April 23, 1564
Shakespeare's birth date.
The study of this language, other than English, also dominated studies in the upper form.
Shakespeare's wife's maiden name.
Number of plays attributed to Shakespeare (First Folio).
154 short poems on love.
"Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece", dedicated to the Earl of Southampton.
Theaters were closed 1593-1594 because of this.
The Lord Chamberlain's Men
Shakespeare's theatrical troupe in 1594.
The King's Men
Shakespeare's theatrical troupe in 1603.
Coat of arms
Proof that Shakespeare gained considerable wealth.
Second best bed
Shakespeare left this to his wife.
James Burbage's first theater dedicated exclusively to plays.
Burbage lost his lease on the land and dismantled The Theatre to create this.
Boys played women roles
The biggest difference between Elizabethan and contemporary theater.
Rich got seats, poor stood in yard
Describe the composition of an audience at an Elizabethan theater.
Small books that each of Shakespeare's eighteen plays appeared in; sold unbound for a few pence
Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
John Heminge and Henry Condell published this in 1623.
The modern name of Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.
Inscription on Shakespeare's gravestone
Good friend for Jesus' sake forbear
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blessed be the man that spares these stones
And cursed be he that moves my bones.