Who said this quote? “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late?”
When was Shakespeare born?
Historians believe Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. Documents prove he was baptized on April 26. During that time, baptisms took place when the baby was just three days old—making William Shakespeare’s birthday April 23. However, he was born under the outdated Julian calendar. In today’s Gregorian calendar, that would be May 3.
How many plays did Shakespeare write?
Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. His first play was Henry VI, and his last play was The Tempest.
Which play is the longest?
Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest play; it takes gnarly 4 hours to perform!
Who did Shakespeare marry?
At the young age of 18, Shakespeare married 26-year-old Anne Hathaway. The two were married in 1582 and had three children together. Not much else is known about Hathaway, other than her mention in legal documents.
Who was considered Shakespeare’s biggest rival?
Christopher Marlowe was an English playwright, poet & translator just two months older than Shakespeare. Controversy has surrounded their relationship, including the theory that Marlowe faked his death and continued writing plays under Shakespeare’s name. However, it has since been established that the two actually worked together. Henry VI (Parts 1,2 &3) is now considered to be partly from Marlowe.
Who did Shakespeare hire to publish his plays?
Shakespeare didn’t have his plays published. In fact, he was very careful about sharing his writings with anyone since there weren’t any copyright laws at the time. Instead, two of his fellow actors (John Heminges and Henry Condell) recorded and published them after Shakespeare’s death under the name The First Folio.
True or False: Shakespeare put a curse on his grave.
Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forebear, To dig the dust enclosed here Blessed be the man that spares these stones And cursed be he that moves my bones
Glad I did so well.