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Ten Ways to Be a
Shakespeare Expert



Shakespeare for Kids

Want to impress your teachers and parents? Here are ten interesting facts about Shakespeare's life and work. You'll sound like an expert in no time!

 

   Nobody knows Shakespeare's actual birthday. Scholars think he was born on April 23, 1564, three days before his baptism was recorded at a church in Stratford, England. Strangely enough, his death in 1616 also occurred on April 23.

 

   As far as we know, he never went beyond grammar school, probably finishing in his early to mid-teens. In those days, grammar school was way more advanced than now: Students learned Latin, math and religion; they read classical literature and studied using a hornbook (paper glued to a piece of wood and covered with clear animal horn).

 

Learn more about Shakespeare's early years

 

 


George Edward Perine. Shakespeare with his family, at Stratford. Engraving, mid to late 19th century




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