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Shakespeare's Life


Find out everything you need to know about Shakespeare's Life, from his birth in Stratford-upon-Avon to Shakespeare's life in the theater.
  1. Shakespeare’s Life and Times
  2. Shakespeare's Stratford
  3. Historical Context to Shakespeare's Life

Shakespeare’s Life and Times

Amazingly, historians know very little about Shakespeare’s life. This biographic section looks at the surviving evidence and paints a picture of the world's most famous playwright.

Shakespeare's Stratford

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare is synonymous with his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover the mark he has left on this small English market town with our guide to Shakespeare’s Stratford.

Historical Context to Shakespeare's Life

Shakespeare was a product of the world around him and he was shaped by the social, political and artistic movements of the time.

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