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From the Shakespeare background sheet

Born - Died

April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616

City of Birth

Stratford-Upon-Avon (Stratford on the Avon River)


John Shakespeare and Mary Arden

Married to ____ in ____.

Anne Hathaway, 1582

3 children

Suzanna (May 1583), Hamnet and Judith (Febuary 1585)

1594 - Member of ________

Lord Chamberlain's Acting Company

1603 - Acting Co. changed their name to ________

King's Men

Number of plays written


Shareholder in the _____ Theater


1611 - he ______


1613 - he ______

Returned home to Stratford

Buried in ______

Trinity Churchyard

Wrote Comedies:

A Midsummer's Night Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor

Wrote Romances:

Tempest, Winter's Tale

Wrote Tragedies:

Hamlet, MacBeth, King Lear

Wrote Histories:

Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV, Henry V

Problem Play: (doesn't fit a category)

Measure Measure


A single edition of a play usually published without the author's permission

______ and _______ were colleagues of Shakespeare's who published 36/37 plays in The __________.

John Heminges, Henry Condell, First Folio

First Folio was published in ______


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