William Shakespeare

About William

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is not known but is traditionally 23 April, St George's Day. Aged 18, he married a Stratford farmer's daughter, Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. A member of the leading theatre group in London, the Chamberlain's Men, which built the Globe Theatre and frequently performed in front of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare wrote 36 plays and much poetry besides. He died in 1616.

William Shakespeare

Books by William Shakespeare

King Henry V
King Henry V
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
Othello
Othello
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Macbeth
Macbeth
Hamlet
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
The Sonnets
The Sonnets
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
King Lear
King Lear
King Richard III
King Richard III
The Sonnets
The Sonnets
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

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Classics to read this summer

Classics to read this summer

We’re celebrating three of the world’s greatest writers this month with beautiful new editions of classics by William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling.

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