Shakespeare Essays

  • Shakespeare Essay

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    William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) William Shakespeare is one of the greatest dramatists all over the world. He was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was the son of a glove maker John Shakespeare and his wife Mary Arden. He had one sister and one brother. William attended the local grammar school. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway. They had two daughters. First he helped to adapt or rewrite older plays but later he started to write his own plays and he was very successful. Both Queen Elizabeth

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    Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Shakespeare was a master with human behavior. He was a very successful playwright. He wrote plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Romeo and Juliet by: William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare is an expert on human behavior. He knows how people react in certain situations. His ability to have such a great view on human actions is extraordinary. Shakespeare has a certain perspective on life that he wishes to communicate to

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    William Shakespeare, baptized April 26, 1564 in Stratford England. In the year of his birth, a plague killed off about one-sixth of Stratford’s population, but the town generally thrived during his youth. Shakespeare’s father was a prosperous tradesman who held important town offices, through his fortunes began to decline after 1575. Shakespeare probably attended Stratford’s grammar school which would have given him a solid education in Latin and classical literature. At age 18, Shakespeare married

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    Shakespeare William Shakespeare (baptized April 26, 1564 – Died April 23, 1616) was an English poet and playwright, known as the greatest writer in the English language. His surviving works consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems, and several other poems. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, his actual birthdate is unknown. At age 18, he married Anne Hathaway, and had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. At age 11, Hamnet died of unknown

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    William Shakespeare Midterm Writing As the days go on, I can't help but picture how blessed I’ am for a keen mother such as mine. This is why the words of William Shakespeare's sonnet have empowered me with great interests. Page 507, sonnet number 130 where Shakespeare speaks of his great admiration for his mistress. Describing her significant body language in such depth reminds me of how I

  • Shakespeare Essay

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    4/30/12 Shakespeare’s Authenticity Shakespeare was and is a very famous man. People all over the world study and read from his supposed work. However, by the 1900’s, people began to question his work. How could one single man be able to create so many plays and poems? Possible authors began to get into the mix and soon enough, theories of who could be the real Shakespeare came to light. Shakespeare as a Fake The reason why sources believe that Shakespeare is a fake (as in, most of his work was

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    Marriage, Children, and Grandchildren On Novermber 28,1582 eighteen year old William Shakespeare got married by the Bishop of Worchester in a local church (history, William Shakespeare). Anne Hathaway was arranged to marry him due to her condition of being pregnant (history, William Shakespeare). She was eight years older than William. He was eighteen and she was 26 (biography-the wife of William Shakespeare). His parents didn’t like that they were going to be married, they knew people would start

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    Discrimination or Trend? In William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” Shylock seems to be a character of significance. This is due to the way Shakespeare portrays him, Shylock is seen as the villain; the character who receives a punishment much deserved because of his actions throughout the play. But why does Shakespeare portray him as such? Does Shakespeare have a personal vendetta against Jewish people? Or is he following a trend that occurred thousands of years before his time and thousands of

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    William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare's

  • Shakespeare Essay

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    Students from every state, and country, are invited to participate in a Shakespeare authorship essay contest being presented by the Shakespeare Fellowship and the Shakespeare Oxford Society. Arizona students, take note. Presenters say the contest, held annually since 2002, is designed to “involve students in the creative and analytical synthesis of knowledge about Shakespeare, the Shakespeare Canon, and the Shakespeare Authorship Question.”  Contest organizers hope that “teachers the world over

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    2011 Research Essay Shakespeare: His Effect on Today’s Literature and Theater “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” (William Shakespeare”, Brainy Quote) Shakespeare’s words have been used time after time in speeches, papers, and books. His stories written nearly 500 years ago still entertain and amaze millions of readers. He is so big that schools teach Shakespeare all the time. Shakespeare inspires writers all around

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    something that many students find confusing, whether they are in high school or college, so it is perhaps not surprising that an assignment such as a Shakespeare essay can be confusing for many students and, in some cases, can be more work than writing the average paper. To begin with, the English language has changed drastically since Shakespeare wrote his plays and sonnets in Elizabethan London, and there are many terms used in his work that even the most literate of students struggle with: “hark”

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    the main contributor in drawing the readers attention. Catchy and interesting lines make the reader want to know what else happen and pushes them to keep reading. Shakespeare is most famous for being able to have a good way with his words. Kenneth said that this is one of the main reason why Much ado about nothing is one of Shakespeare most famous plays. Thanks to the word play in “much ado about nothing” it show the real concept of the work. Its shows how love come to those who least expect and

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    Shakespeare is the most famous author in the English language and his work is the most adapted due to the modernizing of his plays for us to relate to. Students all around the world are taught about his plays and language and his style of writing which he used to write the best plays in history. Shakespeare’s works are still popular today, and many people still read, study and view his plays and poems. The value of him work is reflected in their placement on booklists of school and universities

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    SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE: The baptismal register of the Holy Trinity parish church, in Stratford, shows the following entry for April 26, 1564: Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakespeare. The actual date of Shakespeare's birth is not known, but, traditionally, April 23, St George's Day, has been Shakespeare's accepted birthday, and a house on Henley Street in Stratford, owned by William's father, John, is accepted as Shakespeare's birth place. However, the reality is that no one really knows when the

  • Shakespeare Essay

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    Shakespeare William Shakespeare is, arguably the greatest writer of poetry and plays of all time and whose work has continually influenced literature since. William Shakespeare’s incredible works stemmed from the experiences he had in life. A life filled with tragedy and hardship with quite a bit of lust and love are completely reflected in his writing. It is almost ironic that a man so great, and so brilliant, would be labeled as a commoner by England. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, on an unknown

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    William Shakespeare. The play is one which tells the story of two young lovers pursuing their love for one another. However, they face numerous obstacles which prohibit their love from prosperity. Shakespeare has written this play in a way which resembles that of a poem by using a variety of poetic techniques. Through writing in such a way, Shakespeare allows the responders to gain an enhanced understanding of the different aspects of love in which the play portrays. Shakespeare has used

  • Shakespeare Essay

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    Shakespeare – life and times Elizabethan times * During reign of 2 monarchs (Elizabeth I (Romeo and Juliet) and James I (Macbeth) Iv (Scotland)) * Plays designed for monarchs * Monarchs fashion dictated trends Cleanliness * Poor hygiene (smelt the B.O) * No toilets (discard it out of the window) * Only bathed visible parts (hands and faces) * Clothes weren’t washed because the colors would run Clothes * Men and women wore heeled shoes, ruffs around neck *

  • Shakespeare Essay

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    Julio A Sanchez Jr. Prof. Hosley Eng. 102 December 3, 2012 William Shakespeare and two poems of Inspiration William Shakespeare was born in Stratford- upon-Avon, on April 23 1564; where then on April 26, 1564 he was baptized at the Trinity Church. Shakespeare was the third child of eight, and three of his sibling died in childhood. He attended the Kings New School in Stratford, where he learned Latin and Classical Greek. He never attended a university though, which contributed with the debation

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    William Shakespeare’s Life and Achievements William Shakespeare is assayed as one of the most distinguished poet and dramatist in the history of the English language; he is eminently named as the “Bard of Avon” and the national poet of England. William Shakespeare’s extant opus comprises of some collaborations includes approximately 38 dramas, 154 odes, about 2 narrative poems and numerous poems. It is fascinating to state that William Shakespeare’s creations were translated into most important

  • Shakespeare Essay

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    Shakespeare lived some 440 years ago in Stratford-on-Avon, England in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. He was baptised on April 26th, 1564 and was the oldest son of John Shakespeare and his wife Mary Arden. William’s father had an important roll in local affairs. He even became the town mayor, what was called ‘high bailiff’ in that time, of Stratford in 1568. Thanks to this important job the Shakespeares belonged to the rich, but this didn’t last long. In 1576 John Shakespeare was forced to retire

  • Shakespeare Essay

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    his love but this love is never equally reciprocated. It may be argued by critics that this is where the romantic resolution is problematic as he is left without a partner. His resolution evokes sympathy from modern audiences, as he is isolated. Shakespeare presents him as broken hearted as he is betrayed by the boy who chooses the socially acceptable heterosexual role by marrying Olivia. Antonio breaks social boundaries by choosing to pursue Sebastian. His affection in homoerotic desire is consistent

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    Throughtout ‘Macbeth’, Lady Macbeth is presented as a manipulative and powerful woman that sees herself above everything and everyone. Towards the end she is portrayed as woman who is out of control and weak. In the adaptation Shakespeare Re-told, Lady Macbeth is presented in a similar way: great, cunning, and very seductive. At the end though, she becomes a fragile and weak wife that, the only thing she does is try to wash the blood and guilt out of her hands. In the play, Lady Macbeth is first

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    William Shakespeare When one mentions the name Shakespeare, most everyone will answer with something regarding poetry. However, for all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious man regarding his personal life. There are only two primary sources to receive information on the Bard that include his works, and different legal and church documents that have survived from Elizabethan era. There is a lot of information missing from these documents, which leaves us knowing little

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    tell you about shakespeare? Many an afternoon has been enjoyed by a family, bonding over the discussion of shakespeare. While it is becoming a hot topic for debate, it is impossible to overestimate its impact on modern thought. The juxtapositioning of shakespeare with fundamental economic, social and political strategic conflict draws criticism from the aristocracy, who form the last great hope for our civilzation. Relax, sit back and gasp as I display the rich tapestries of shakespeare. Social Factors

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    Stratford A.Shakespeare was baptised in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon on 26 April 1564. He was the eldest son of John Shakespeare, a glover, and Mary Arden, the daughter of a local farmer. John and Mary Shakespeare had 8 children, of whom 5 survived into adulthood - William, Gilbert (1566-1612), Joan (1569-1646), Richard (1574-1613), and Edmund (1580-1612). Shakespeare was probably educated at the King's New School, Stratford-upon-Avon, where he would have learned such subjects as Latin, Greek

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    William Shakespeare is one of the most noted literary writer of all time. Almost all of his works have transcended over time. He and his writings are so famous that his literary works have always been used as examples or references in schools, colleges or universities. In the same manner, the works of Shakespeare are so great that Shakespeare essay writing is normally one of the requirements that students receive every semester or grading period. With Shakespeare's work, anyone – young or adult

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    . The Folger Shakespeare Library, in its history and in the shape that it has gradually acquired, is a document of the American appropriation of Shakespeare. Built as a shrine both to Shakespeare and to the American entrepreneurship making the collection possible, the choice of location immediately invited its being placed in the symbolic geography of the American capital, and gave Shakespeare a privileged place, that of origin, among American heroes. The history of the collection and of the

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    Thomas Hardy and William Shakespeare are writers who wrote in different periods of time. Hardy wrote in the Victorian era and Shakespeare wrote in the Elizabethan era. We can see clearly how the period of time they were writing in may have affected how they wrote and how the audiences and readers of their time viewed their work. We most importantly, however, can see how both writers presented how love brings more grief than joy, how it can be transitory and how it is a power which can change people

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    Shakespeare Life and Works Submitted by: Janelle L. Torrecampo ABETA III Submitted to: Mrs. Hilda Darroca Subject Teacher Comedy 1. Measure for Measure 2. Midsummer Night’s Dream 3. Comedy of Errors Synopsis of Measure for Measure In William Shakespeare's dark comedy, an aspiring nun, Isabella, is faced with an impossible choice after her brother is sentenced to death for the crime of "fornication." When a corrupt deputy propositions her and says she can trade her virginity

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    SHAKESPEARE CRITICAL PRACTICE ESSAY ‘Drama creates both internal and external conflict’. How is this evident in the Shakespearean text you have studied? Broadway casting director Michael Shurtleff once remarked: ‘conflict is drama. This statement couldn’t be truer for English playwright William Shakespeare’s romance/reconciliation play, ‘The Tempest’ (1610-1611).’ Considered to be Shakespeare’s final literary achievement, ‘The Tempest’ utilises fundamental creators of drama, such as love, greed

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    William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is one of the greatest literature writers and is a world wide favorite play writer. He is a classic in the world of literature and his plays are still famous to this day. This is the story of William Shakespeare’s life, career, and journey. In 1564 John and Mary Shakespeare had a son and named him William. Back then the day given was not the day they were born but the day they were baptized. So three days before they were baptized was the day they

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    Shakespeare's biography William Shakespeare is one of literature’s greatest influences born in 1564. We know this from the earliest record we have of his life; his baptism which happened on Wednesday, April the 26th, 1564. William was the third of seven children of John and Mary Shakespeare. William's father John Shakespeare, said to be a town official of Stratford and a local businessman. William's mother was Mary Arden who married John Shakespeare in 1557. The youngest daughter in her family

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    A good undergraduate Shakespeare paper should be concerned primarily with a careful and detailed analysis of a particular character, speech, exchange, scene, or theme in one or more of Shakespeare’s plays. Your paper should also pose some kind of argument about your topic, in the sense that it should advance an idea that someone might disagree with. You are not required to use secondary literature for this paper. Your primary aim should be construct a meaningful, imaginative reading of some aspect

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    Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, who, turns the potential tragedy into a romantic comedy by changing the outcome of the four protagonist, Hermia, Helena, Lysander, and Demetrius. Shakespeare can change the play using simple methods like situational irony, dramatic irony, and the play itself is constantly funny. Shakespeare uses situational irony to make the audience find fighting funny when the character(s) do something that is unexpected or not seen coming Shakespeare can use the situational

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    How Moby Shakespeare Took Over the Internet The King James Bible is one of the most widely-used versions of the Christian scriptures, and there are several good reasons for this. The first is that its words are beautiful, written with a keen ear for the rhythms and textures of the English language. Second, Anglican missionaries carried the King James to the furthest reaches of the British Empire, which literally spanned the globe by the end of the 1800s. Third, its spirit embraces the transcendent

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    Shakespeare 1.) But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity. 2.) O carve not with thy hours my love’s fair brow, Nor draw no lines there with thine ántique pen. Him in thy course untainted do allow For beauty’s pattern to succeeding men. Time and mortality are subjects often used in Renaissance poetry. Reason why I chose these two paragraphs is their connection between time and the motive of love in two

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    between Don John from Much Ado About Nothing and Iago from Othello. Shakespeare employs the techniques of Irony, symbol and juxtaposition. Shakespeare’s uses techniques of first person in Othello. Both villains are shaped and motivated by feelings of shame and anger. Both characters are manipulative and have powerful reputations which they use to create chaos and suffering in the lives of others around them. Shakespeare uses the technique of irony to show the antagonist side of both Don John

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    STOP #1 1. On what date, and where, was Shakespeare born? -William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, allegedly on April 23, 1564. 2.a. Where is it believed Shakespeare attended school? -Scholars surmise that Shakespeare attended the grammar school in Stratford b. Did Shakespeare have a university education? It is certain is that William Shakespeare never proceeded to university schooling, which has contributed to the debate about the authorship of his works. c

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    The work of Shakespeare is still relevant today. Shakespeare shaped Modern English he invented words and phrases to see a better way of saying what we're attempting to say. The themes of all his plays deal with topics which are universal and timeless. life and death, love and hate, betrayal, humour and tragedy and you can easily show how each of these are handled in meaningful ways. In These days in the event that we want to watch a film we go to the cinemas.You ask how had movies truly begun ? It

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    a narrative progression that implies a dramatic plot of sorts. We do not know for certain that the order in which the first 126 sonnets were first printed (and are still printed) is the order that Shakespeare himself conceived. Yet there is indirect evidence to indicate that Shakespeare was consciously following the sonnet cycle model of earlier poets (including Sidney), so that certain themes and implied dramatic situations unite sections of the Sonnets and then give way to other

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    comparison and contrast paper of Macbeth and Othello A masterful playwright and poet named William Shakespeare in the Seventeenth century wrote both the tragedies Macbeth and Othello. In William Shakespeare�s Macbeth, the idea of one character becoming both victim and villain is introduced. Macbeth falls prey to others� deception, and is supplanted with greed and hate when three witches trick him. When told that he is going to be King of Scotland, Macbeth does whatever he can to insure his property

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    How does Shakespeare present Katherine as a contrast to others in the play? Katherine is the daughter of Baptista, a wealthy man who is trying to marry off her and her sister Bianca. When Katherine is first introduced into the play, her father is talking to two of the bachelors: Hortensio and Gremio. Shakespeare clearly introduces Katherina as the shrew of the play as her first words are: “I pray you, sir, is it your will to make a stale of me amongst these mates?” This is targeted towards her father

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    Sonnets 20 and 49 William Shakespeare has been hailed as one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time. He was versatile in his works. He produced comedies, histories, tragedies, romances, and of course, poetry. His sonnets are so highly reverenced that some people quote them at their weddings in the place of vows. Sonnets 1-126 recount the speaker’s idealized, sometimes painful love for a femininely beautiful, well-born male youth (Greenblatt, Cohen, Jean E., and Katherine 1937). Sonnet 20

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    William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and was baptised a few days later on 26 April 1564. His father, John Shakespeare, was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a well-to-do landowner from Wilmcote, South Warwickshire. It is likely Shakespeare was educated at the local King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford. Marriage The next documented event in Shakespeare’s life is his marriage at the age of 18 to Anne Hathaway

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    Shakespeare We don’t know much about the life of Shakespeare. He comes from a small provincial town called Stratford, which is situated at Avon. His father was a craftsman and he was a member of the town council; he was also a mayor for three years. Shakespeare probably went to Stratford Grammar School, which can still be seen in the town, but we don’t know much about what he was taught in school. In 1582, when he was 18 years old, he married Ann Hathaway, who was 7-8 years older. She was the

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    the other from act two, for my log book work I am going to give a character profile and analysis of Sir Toby belch who is my character and also a description of what twelfth night is about. Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601-02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of such an occasion, with plot elements drawn from

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    William Shakespeare was great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer’s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford in 1564. He was one of eight children. When William Shakespeare was about seven years old, he probably began attending the Stratford Grammar School

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    Bellinger. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1927. pp. 224-6, 234. Bellinger explains that it is not as many facts about William Shakespeare but he is the greatest of modern dramatists and first of English poets. Some people don’t know a lot about him but by reading his plays, you can figure out a lot from his own personal experiences. The birth date of William Shakespeare is unknown; there was no birth certificate on record. Bellinger seems to think that he was born three days before he was baptized

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    Anne Hathaway Shakespeares wife is Anne Hathaway. They married November 20, 1582. http://group2drama.blogspot.com/2009/08/julius-caesar.html Born on April 26, 1564 Shakespeare was born on April