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The Man That Would Be Shakespeare Born April 23 rd, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, in England His father was John, a merchant. His nickname was “The Bard”

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2 The Man That Would Be Shakespeare Born April 23 rd, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, in England His father was John, a merchant. His nickname was “The Bard” which means poet He married Anne Hathaway.

3 Shakespeare The lost years was a time for which historians cannot account. No one knew where he was or what he was doing. He then moved to London, where he joins Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Later on they changed their name to The King’s Men, in They were a group of actors. He retired in 1610.

4 He did 3 things for a living: He was an actor, a playwright, and was part owner of the Globe theatre. He was alive during the late Renaissance, which is called the Elizabethan Era in England. Queen Elizabeth I enjoyed theatre and allowed them to be reopened after the Bubonic Plague.

5 Plays Shakespeare wrote 10 Tragedies 17 Comedies 10 Histories

6 Quick Facts about the Globe Theatre In 1599 the Burbage brothers built the Globe Theatre, of which William Shakespeare owned ten percent.

7 Quick Facts about the Globe Theatre This theatre had a flag on the top of it, which indicated to people that there would be a play that day.

8 Quick Facts about the Globe Theatre Plays were performed during the day to take advantage of the sunlight. Only men were allowed to perform.

9 He died in 1616 He died in 1616

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