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Shakespeare's life and times


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Lots of you have been asking about Shakespeare's life and times - so here is a short history for you all

More is known about Shakespeare than any other professional dramatist of his time. Some of the established facts are detailed below and further information may be found in the standard biographies and bibliographies. A useful summary is included in the General Introduction to the Complete Works, edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988). A timeline is available at Terry Gray's excellent web site Mr William Shakespeare and the Internet. If you are coming to Stratford with a group, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's Education Department can arrange a lecture for you on Shakespeare's life and times.

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