William Shakespeare 1564–1616
Between the record of his christening in 1564 and his burial in 1616, Shakespeare is named in some forty official documents and his family in many more. However, there is little continuous detail of his career, a deficiency which represents a tempting prospect to the biographer with a taste for speculation! Restricting ourselves as far as possible to fact, we may observe that Shakespeare’s life fell into three clearly defined stages:
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