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Shakespeare, Literature, Drama, Biography
Shakespeare, the poet, the actor and the great master of English drama, was born in Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire sure on or about April 23, 1564. His father John Shakespeare, was a leading citizen Of Stratford, who about 1557 married Mary Arden, the daughter of his landlord, who died, leaving his daughter, Mary, a considerable piece of land. The details of Shakespeare’s early life are somewhat meager; though it is believed he was sent to the free grammar school at his home, learning the rudiments of Latin, and less Greek, according to the testimony of Ben. Johnson, a contemporary. This dramatist possessed remarkable acquisitive power and was able to grasp all facts about art, science or language, that could be gathered from conversation, reading or the observation of others
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