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Even though they lived in Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married in a village called Temple Grafton.At some point between 15, Shakespeare moved to London. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your visiting.

Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1552 – 1618) – Sir Walter Raleigh visited America and helped start colonies there, and some people think that he was the first one to bring tobacco and potatoes into England.

He also founded the Friday Club in 1603, which was a group for poets and playwrights that Shakespeare belonged to.

His wife and children were still in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Shakespeare didn’t move back there until 1611.

Shakespeare mostly wrote plays and sonnets, which are a kind of poem.

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Shakespeare’s theatre group would have had to show people a piece of paper with their sponsor’s name written on it if they wanted to be welcomed somewhere.Shakespeare’s comedy plays are: All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Cymbeline, Love's Labour's Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona Shakespeare wrote his sonnets and plays around 400 years ago, but some of the phrases he wrote have become a part of our everyday language.For instance, you might have heard someone in trouble say that they’re ‘in a pickle’, or heard being jealous described as ‘the green-eyed monster’.He often played the lead role in Shakespeare’s plays.Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) – Christopher Marlowe was born the same year as Shakespeare, and also famous for writing plays.Ben Johnson (1572-1637) – Ben Johnson wrote plays and poems around the same time that Shakespeare did.Both he and Shakespeare belonged to the Friday Club that Sir Walter Raleigh began.Sonnets have 14 lines with 10 syllables in each line.Shakespeare’s theatre group, The King’s Men, worked in two theatres, the Globe and the Blackfriars.Shakespeare wrote three different kinds of plays – comedies (funny plays), tragedies (sad plays) and histories (plays about a real person).A different colour flag would be flown from the top of the theatre so people would know which play was about to be performed – white meant a comedy would be performed, red a history, and black or dark colours meant a tragedy.


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