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“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players.” That was the beginning of one of the most famous works of William Shakespeare. It was the start of a monologue of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” It is just one of the many works of the most loved and respected playwrights in the history of the theater. Shakespeare has written many plays which have been read and acted countless times over time.


Born on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom, Shakespeare lived his life in the country with his wife, Anne Hathaway. Shakespeare during his life was an actor, poet, and playwright. It is mostly acknowledged that he is the greatest English language writer and overall one of the best of all time.

william shakespeareDuring his time on stage and writing for the stage, he founded the famous Globe Theatre in England. This was the location of his most famous productions and was one of the most prestigious theatres in the world. The Globe was the place where many innovations in theater were started. During Shakespeare’s time the usage of stage scenery, costuming and others were groundbreaking during this era.

The following information and links look at the life and works of William Shakespeare and the famed Globe Theatre. We hope you enjoy learning more about the life and works of the “Bard of Avon.”