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William Shakespeare

Shakespeare William - Biography, picture and poems

This is dedicated to the the great bard,  with links to pages with the most  famous 
Sonnets by Shakespeare
, the Quotes of Shakespeare and a list of all  Plays by Shakespeare.

Concise Biography and Picture
William Shakespeare - Nationality - English 
Lifespan - 1564 - 1616 (See below for the mystery surrounding Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe - the 'Shakespeare Identity Problem')
Father - John Shakespeare, Merchant and Bailiff and Justice of the Peace Stratford-upon-Avon
Educated - Grammar School (Kings New School)
Career - Poet, playwright, dramatist and actor - First Published - 1593

For the most comprehensive information on  Shakespeare's Biography and his Complete Works click the following link:
William Shakespeare info

Use the text from one of the famous love poems by William Shakespeare for a romantic birthday surprise - a perfect addition for romantic birthday cards...

Short Romantic Love Poems
 

Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 2 poem by William Shakespeare 
When forty winters shall besiege thy brow 

Sonnet 18 poem by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Sonnet 29a poem by William Shakespeare
When in disgrace with fortune

Sonnet 55a poem by William Shakespeare
Not marble nor the gilded monuments

Sonnet 109 by William Shakespeare
O never say that I was false of heart

Sonnet 116a poem by William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Sonnet 126 a poem by William Shakespeare
O thou my lovely boy

Sonnet 130a poem by William Shakespeare
My Mistress eyes

Sonnet 133 a poem by William Shakespeare
Beshrew that heart

Sonnet 137 a poem by William Shakespeare
Thou blind fool love

Sonnet 142 a poem by William Shakespeare
 Love is my sin

Sonnet 147 a poem by William Shakespeare
My love is as a fever

Venus and Adonis a poem by William Shakespeare

Use the text from one of the famous love poems or sonnets by William Shakespeare for a romantic birthday surprise - a perfect addition for romantic birthday cards...
 

***Lists of Sonnets, Quotes and Plays by William Shakespeare***
QUOTES by William Shakespeare

PLAYS by William Shakespeare
SONNETS by William Shakespeare

QUOTES by William Shakespeare
VALENTINES DAY LOVE QUOTES by William Shakespeare
 

The Marlowe / Shakespeare identity problem

The strange mystery surrounding the death of Christopher Marlowe and the unknown facts surrounding the life of Shakespeare has intrigued many. It has lead to serious debate surrounding the identity problem of whether Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare were in fact one and the same person... Marlowe moved in high circles within the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The chief minister and political advisor to the Queen was Sir Francis Walsingham, whose role necessitated a network of spies and it was believed that Marlow was in his employ in this capacity. Marlowe is understood to have been murdered in an inn in Deptford, London, on May 30th 1593. Marlowe and his friend Ingram Frizer were drinking together and when they were about to leave began to argue over the payment of the bill.

Marlowe grabbed Ingram Frizer's dagger from its sheath, there was a struggle and Ingram Frizer retrieved the dagger and struck a blow in Marlowe's eye. The blow was a lethal one and Christopher Marlowe was buried two days later in an unmarked grave. The mystery is that a week earlier a warrant had been issued for the poet's arrest. Christopher Marlowe's killer, Frizer, pleaded self-defense and received a pardon from the Queen...

Marlowe lived between 1564 -1593. William Shakepeare lived between 1564 - 1616 and details of his life have only been scrutinised recently long after Marlow's reported death which has lead to the identity problem between Shakespeare and Marlowe. Coincidently, William Shakepeare is believed to have had a problem with one of his eyes. Take a look at the image below, which gives perhaps some credence to the Marlowe / Shakespeare identity problem, there is indeed a likeness...

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Use the text from one of the famous love poems by William Shakespeare for a romantic birthday surprise - a perfect addition for romantic birthday cards...

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William Shakespeare

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