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  • Hello, My name is William Shakespeare, I am one of the most famous playwrights in history and I'm often called the best
  • I was born in the English town of Stratford-on-Avon in 1564, I lived for 52 years until my death in 1616. I died on my 52nd birthday.
  • I never went to university but my plays showed a broad knowledge of many subjects, from history and politics to art and literature.
  • My father was a glove maker, and when I was a boy I studied Latin and classical literature in grammar school.
  • I got married to Anne Hathaway in 1582 when I was 18 years old. I then became an actor in my early 20s with a theater company in London
  • I wrote my first play when I was 36 in 1590. It's called Henry VI Part II, it is not a very well known play, but it was my first.
  • My most famous play is Romeo and Juliet (1595), two of my other most famous plays include Hamlet (1609), and Macbeth (1606).
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