WILL'S BIOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
Shakespeare did many great things in his lifetime, one of them was helping to establish the globe theatre in london which ended up burning down in 1613. shakespeare crafted a body of work that will never again be equaled in western civilization, his legacy has endured for 400 years.
William Shakespeare allegedly died on his birthday, April 23 1616.
LIFE IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND
The apothecary prepared and sold you medicines and drugs.
If you needed dental work, you would go and see the barber surgeon. If you had a baby you could hire a nurse to breast feed you baby, she would do this for about two years.
A female servant was known as a Maid, and a male servant was known as a Groom. If you were leaving on a trip, your steward would look after your house while you were gone.
THE CITY OF LONDON
London was not a sober city, every body was tipsy because nobody drank water. everybody drank ale and the better sort drank wine.
Although, not everything was bad, the city was rich with silver. It has more silver then Milan, Rome, Venice, and Florence put together.
THE BUBONIC PLAGUE
The only way they were able to get food is if a basket was lowered from an upper window for the watchmen to put food into it.
The disease was mainly spread by fleas, that lived on rodents and animals.
Very serious outbreaks of the black death was the cause for the globe theater to close three times, in 1593, 1603, 1608.
Twelfth Night Quote
Nor know I you by voice or any feature
I hate ingratitude more in a man
than lying, vainess, babbling, drunkenness
or any taint of voice whose strong corruption
inhabits our frail blood.
I think he is saying this because someone was showing one of these trait and it made him angry so he voiced his opinion