Shakespeare was born in April, 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon, England, which is a market town in Warwickshire. Biographers believe Shakespeare was born on April 23 and baptized on April 26 at Holy Trinity Church. More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

William Shakespeare wrote two narrative poems, 38 plays and 154 sonnets during his lifetime and is often considered the greatest English-language dramatist, poet and writer. He was also an actor in both his own plays and... More »

In addition to being an actor, playwright, and entrepreneur, it is thought that Shakespeare may have also worked as a horse attendant and assistant schoolmaster. There are several years of Shakespeare's life for which th... More »

William Shakespeare retired to Stratford-on-Avon, where he lived out the last few years of his life. Having become a wealthy man, he bought a large house in Stratford-on-Avon in 1597 named New Place to which he retired a... More »

William Shakespeare's plays were performed in London, England, at the Theatre and at the royal court before 1599 and at the Globe Theatre after 1599. Many of the plays, especially the later plays, were performed by the L... More »

The exact cause of William Shakespeare's death is not known, but many historians believe that he fell victim to an outbreak of typhus that took England by storm in 1616. That is the same year that Shakespeare died. More »

Although William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon, north of London, he spent most of his career living and working in London. Between 1590 and 1613, he wrote and acted in plays that were produced at the Globe an... More »