Shakspeare Smore

By: Cali L. and Emily M.

Information on Shakspeare

William Shakespeare was born on 1564 and grew up in Stratford-on-Avalon in England. He went straight to London as a young man and became an actor and a playwright. Shakespeare was also a bard (a poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition.)

Shakespeare also wrote a total of 37 plays, 10 of which were famous such as: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, and Anthony and Cleopatra. He is considered one of the greatest playwrights who ever lived and performances of his plays are often performed all around the world. Shakespeare had over 29,000 words in his vocabulary, very smart people usually only have 15,00 words in theirs.

Shakespeare died in 1616 but his death remains a mystery. Some believe it was from a kidney disease, too much alcochol, and even murder. But on his headstone the words 'cursed be he that moves my bones' are carved into the stone.