Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Shakespeare, William
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A. Life, work, education

The English dramatist, actor and poet William S. was probably born on April 22/23, 1564 at Stratford-upon-Avon, where he died on April 23, 1616. His father was a glover and alderman. He probably attended the free King's New School at Stratford. In 1582, he married Anne Hathaway. S. appears to have joined a theatrical troupe in London between 1587 and 1589 [5.95–119]. Between around 1589 and 1613, he wrote many plays, from 1594 for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, then from 1603 for the King's Men. Of the plays, 35 were written by him al…

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Kullmann, Thomas (Osnabrück), “Shakespeare, William”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004979>
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