William Shakespeare

Standard Name: Shakespeare, William


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Anthologization Viola Meynell
In December 1910, VM and her siblings Francis , Olivia , and Monica published a poetry anthology called Eyes of Youth (a phrase taken from Shakespeare 's The Merry Wives of Windsor), which included...
Anthologization Jo Shapcott
Germaine Greer 's Poems for Gardeners, 2003, includes several of the sensuous little 2-stanza poems that are Shapcott's version of Rainer Maria Rilke 's Les Roses, and printed in her Tender Taxes...
Birth Viola Tree
Her father, the famous actor-manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree , named her after the Viola of Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night (though he almost named her Rosalind, for As You Like It). At her birth...
Birth Ngaio Marsh
NM was born the only child of New Zealand-born Rose Seager Marsh and British-born Henry Edmond Marsh, in a modest, rented house in Fendalton, a suburb of Christchurch.
Lewis, Margaret. Ngaio Marsh: A Life. Chatto & Windus, 1991.
McDorman, Kathryne Slate. Ngaio Marsh. Twayne, 1991.
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It did not...
Characters Elizabeth B. Lester
EBL gives a different interpretation to Mrs Ross's phrase the balance of comfort, balancing (here and in later novels) the single against the married life. The title-page quotes five prose maxims from one Harris...
Characters Ivy Compton-Burnett
In A Heritage and its History an elderly uncle marries a young girl, his nephew seduces her and the son of their union later wishes to marry the nephew's legitimate daughter.
British Book News. British Council.
(1959): 747
It features...
death Christopher Marlowe
Standard accounts of his death used to say that it was a brawl, largely caused by himself. But accident seems unlikely. He had recently been brought in for questioning by the Privy Council , but...
death Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Reportedly, during the earliest stages of her illness, she was found resting on the sofa and reading Shakespeare . Life is worth living, she told her family, as long as there is King Lear to...
Dedications Christabel Coleridge
This small-size book has an ornamental cover and title-page, both printed in black and red on white. CC dedicates it, with a quotation offering flowers, from Shakespeare 's The Winter's Tale, to J. F...
Dedications Anna Brownell Jameson
ABJ published in two volumes Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical and Historical, later renamed Shakespeare 's Heroines; it was dedicated to Fanny Kemble .
Johnston, Judith. Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters. Scolar Press, 1997.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Education Carola Oman
The children's great delight was their mother reading aloud: theLamb s' Tales from Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott 's poems, William Edmonstoune Aytoun 's Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, 1865, Mary Martha Sherwood
Education Germaine Greer
GG 's PhD thesis, The Ethic of Love and Marriage in Shakespeare 's Early Comedies, was officially approved by Cambridge University .
Wallace, Christine. Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew. Richard Cohen Books, 1999.
Education Nina Hamnett
Back in Tenby, her father and grandmother sent her to a stricter school, a high-class Academy for young Ladies at Westgate-on-Sea.
Hamnett, Nina. Laughing Torso. Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1932.
NH did not relish the new experience, and ran away, but...
Education Freya Stark
Family friends sympathetic to Freya's feelings of entrapment at Dronero sent her gifts of books: she was especially passionate about Shakespeare , Sir Walter Scott , Byron , Keats , Kipling , Shelley , Wordsworth
Education Margaret Drabble
MD has recalled how her father, newly demobbed after his wartime army service, patiently taught me to read from a primer called The Radiant Way. Later, Mary McCarthy 's The Group and Doris Lessing


25 October 1415
Henry V 's victory over the French at Agincourt initiated the peak period of English rule over France.
3 March 1592
The first part of William Shakespeare 's Henry VI (not, however, the first part to be written) probably had its opening performance.
18 April 1593
Shakespeare 's first published work, the narrative poemVenus and Adonis, was registered with the Stationers' Company ; the only recorded copy is in the Bodleian Library .
2 May 1594
The Taming of the Shrew, a comedy by Shakespeare , was entered in the Stationers' Register.
Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, probably written in 1594-5, was both staged and published.
22 July 1598
Shakespeare 's comedyThe Merchant of Venice was entered in the Stationers' Register by the printer named James Roberts.
September 1598
Ben Jonson 's earliest well-known comedy, Every Man in His Humour, was first performed, with a cast that included Richard Burbage and William Shakespeare .
Shakespeare probably completed the story of his two Henry IVhistoryplays by writing Henry V, in which the charismatic but formerly undisciplined prince makes good as national military hero.
Spring 1599
As soon as the danger of frost was over, the Globe Theatre was built,or re-built, in Southwark, south of the river in London, as a home for Shakespeare 's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men .
Shakespeare probably composed his Roman historyplayJulius Caesar.
William Jaggard published The Passionate Pilgrime, a pirated miscellany including poetry by Marlowe , Shakespeare , and others; the title-page ascription to Shakespeare is unjustified.
4 August 1600
Shakespeare 's comedy As You Like It was entered in the Stationers' Register ; it remained unpublished until 1623.
23 August 1600
William Shakespeare 's comedy Much Ado about Nothing, probably written between summer 1598 and spring 1599, was licensed with the Stationers' Company ; it was printed this year.
7 February 1601
Followers of the Earl of Essex attended a play at the Globe Theatre, the day before rising against Queen Elizabeth : this has been taken, probably wrongly, to demonstrate the theatre's political power.
26 July 1602
Shakespeare 's tragedy Hamlet was entered in the Stationers' Register , probably not long after its first performance.


Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Editor Hoy, Cyrus, W.W. Norton & Company, 1992.
Callcott, Maria, and William Shakespeare. “Introduction”. The Seven Ages of Shakspeare, edited by J. Martin and J. Martin, J. Van Voorst, 1840.
Shakespeare, William. “Introduction”. Macbeth, edited by Kenneth Muir, Methuen, 1953, p. xi - lxxiv.
Shakespeare, William. “Introduction”. Sonnets, edited by Alfred Leslie Rowse, Macmillan, 1964, p. vii - xxxvii.
Shakespeare, William. “Introduction and Textual Note”. Hamlet, edited by Edward Hubler, New American Library, 1963.
Shakespeare, William. Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Editor Rowse, Alfred Leslie, Macmillan, 1964.
Shakespeare, William. The Family Shakespeare. Editor Bowdler, Henrietta Maria, R. Cruttwell; J. Hatchard, 1807.
Shakespeare, William. The Plays of William Shakespeare. Editor Johnson, Samuel, Vol.
8 vols.
, Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1765.