We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Facts about the Bard #4

"All the world's a stage,
and all the men and women merely players:

they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts..."
  • Fact 1 - No one knows the actual birthday of Shakespeare!

  • Fact 2 - Anne Hathaway was eight years older than Shakespeare and three months pregnant when they got married!

  • Fact 3 - Many Shakespeare life facts are unknown - these are referred to as the Lost Years

  • Fact 4 - Shakespeare's Father, John was a money lender! He was accused in the Exchequer Court of Usury for lending money at the inflated rate of 20% and 25% Interest!

  • Fact 5 - William Arden, a relative of Shakespeare's mother Mary Arden, was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I, imprisoned in the Tower of London and executed!

  • Fact 6 - Shakespeare and his company built TWO Globe Theatres!

  • Fact 7 - Shakespeare never published any of his plays!

  • Fact 8 - Shakespeare and the Globe Actors were implicated in the Essex Rebellion of 1601!

  • Fact 9 - Many eminent Authors and Politicians do not believe that Shakespeare wrote his plays...

  • Fact 10 - Shakespeare's family were all illiterate!

Source: http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/facts-about-william-shakespeare.htm

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