Celebrate William Shakespeare's Birthday on April 23, this page is dedicated
to Bard of Avon trivia.
I compare thee to a summer's day?"William
Shakespeare's Sonnet 18. Read
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Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
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about William Shakespeare, his life, and his plays, as well as a
general knowledge of theatres, actors, acting companies, and patrons.
Where did the name "theater" come from? What did it mean
when a flag flew over the theatre? What are groundlings? How did
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and much more. It's a great place to begin to learn about the one
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This Week's Trivia Question:
Shakespeare's plays are often put into one of 3 categories.
Name the 3 categories.
is the Mason-Dixon line?
The Mason-Dixon line is the border of Pennsylvania with Maryland
and West Virginia. At the time of the Missouri Compromise in 1820,
the Mason-Dixon line divided the free states and the slave states.
During the American Civil War, it was the popular name for the boundary
between the North and the South.
more about the Civil War.
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Did you know William Shakespeare created over 2,000 words
and phrases in the English language?
Shakespeare influenced the English language more
than any other writer in the world. In addition to his amazing plays
and poems, he created over 2,000 new words and phrases in the English
language. They include: bedroom, critic,
laughing stock, day's
work, bump, shipwrecked,
as luck would have it, send
him packing, led a charmed life,
laughed yourself into stitches, budge
an inch, lie low, played
fast and loose, the truth were known,
vanish into thin air, and seen
better days. Read
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hero is William
Shakespeare. I think
William Shakespeare was a good reader because he was able to write
so well. I want to be like William Shakespeare. I practicing writing
stories and poems, and I read a lot of books!"
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Q: How do we know
William Shakespeare was born on April 23 if there is no record of
the actual date of his birth?
Yes, it is true that we do not
know the exact date William
Shakespeare was born. However,
through educated guesses, it is believed he was born on April 23.
Let's start with what we know. One, William Shakespeare was
born in April 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Two,
he was baptized on April 26. Three, In William's day, it
was customary to baptize children three days after they were born.
Therefore, we recognize William's birthday on April 23, 1564. Did
you know April 23 is also St. George's day, and St. George
is the patron saint of England? Read
Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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